I'm spending my summer in Cyprus, and before I go to Oxford to visit my boyfriend, I want to go to Istanbul for about a week. I've wanted to go since I learned about Istanbul forever ago, and am really excited about the chance. However, my mother is hesitant because she is not sure it's safe for a 20 year old female traveling alone. Any thoughts on this? I want to be able to convince her to let me go, but I understand her hesitation...any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!