Don't just read or listen about it, go visit and make your own story.
Turkey: As much as our many Bollywood movies has shown it to be a place of terrorist/illegal activities and portrayed it as very unsafe place, this country is so much more than that and of-course(as per my experience there for 6 days) pretty safe country.
So first thing first, once your tickets and hotel bookings are done, Plan straight for your visa formalities. For metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad, Consulates are in the same cities; hence the visa process will only take a week. But other cities like Bangalore, M.P. the visa application is forwarded to respective jurisdiction. Please once check with consulate if your passport is issued in different city and you're applying from different city. Passports having valid US visa, can apply online directly. without US visa, there are number of documents listed in the VFS global site. Go through all the docs and prepare exactly what they've asked for. keep at-least 15 days in hand while applying.