A Bio diverse country full of culture. With so much to offer it is hard to choose where to go in Turkey, that is why I made a list of my favorite places, to help you plan your trip and give you tips on how to see all of these in one trip.
Despite warning from the federal government, the Country is relatively safe.
The best way to see all of these places would be to land in Istanbul, explore the city, then take a plane to the Cappadocia region, where you can rent a car for cheap, and explore all you want, then from there you could drive to Pamukkale, then drive to, Ephesus, and the beach towns, then either take a boat to Greece or fly back to Istanbul. I like the road trip the best, because you get to see the real Turkey in between these tourist destinations. Like how instead of fast food, many people will just put a picnic blanket in the shade of a tree on the side of the road and eat, and you will find areas like this in the mountains, where you can stop wash your feet, eat fresh grapes and tea made on a wooden stove. Visit some of the less know ruins like Aphrodisia
The downside is, driving in Turkey is crazy. For example the speed limit on most roads is 50mph (80kph) I drove 100 mph (160 k) and people where still flying by me. Most of these towns can be reached by bus or plane for very cheap as well.