Turkey, an immense country located at the hinge between East & West. It’s democratic regime initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the 20’s is authoritarian but still democratic. Only issue is that recently Erdogan plays the integrist’s game and reduces individual freedom and oppresses public opinion & free press.
Indeed, Turkey is absolutely safe for tourists and there’s so much to see, you just can’t leave it out of your travel plans of a lifetime. And it’s terribly cheap !!