Given the recent protests, I'm not sure if it's safe to travel to Turkey or not. I'm no expert on these matters, so, if possible, I'd like to hear from someone familiar with those affairs or who has recently been.
The general answer is yes. It is safe to travel there. Nevertheless, Turkey being a very big country one cannot lump everything together. The more detailed answer to this questions largely depends on where you go.
The area around the Syrian border should be avoided. But that's nothing really new.
Some areas in the East and the South-East should be avoided too. This isn't new either. The Tunceli province has been a place of tension for years. But anyway that's not a place a tourist would go to. Diyarbakır has also been the theater of recent tensions. But it has calmed down again.
More recently, there have been demonstrations in the bigger cities, especially in Istanbul and Ankara. They have on some occasions been violent. There has been some vandalism from the side of the demonstrators and the police has used brute force (water cannons and tear gas) to dismantle the demonstrations. These demonstrations are pretty localized though. In Istanbul they are confined to the Taksim square. And there is strictly nothing in the other parts of the city. If you happen to be in this area, just pay attention to what is going on. But don't be paranoid. A water cannon parked in one corner of the square and some policeman around it can be considered as "normal" these days. However, when they start closing the access to the square, it is time to go. But you don't have to go very far. Crossing the Tarlabaşı boulevard is enough. On that side you are quiet and you will find a taxi or dolmuş to get away if necessary. So just avoid to get too close to protests and you are fine. There is no use in playing the war correspondent and getting too close to take pictures or videos.
I have been to Istanbul and Bursa, some weeks ago and what I am telling here reflects my experience. I have seen the beginning of a demonstration in İstiklal Caddesi. At that moment I decided to go away and go back to the Hotel, which was near the Taksim square. The trip by taxi to the airport was much more dangerous!
It is also worth noting that there is a high seismic hazard in Turkey. This extends beyond the period you are interested in.
In case you are interested, you can follow Hürriyet Daily News, an English speaking source for news about Turkey.
The Australian government has a great Travel Advisory site, with information on each page. Generally they're slightly over-protective, but that's arguably a good thing. Their current status for Turkey is to exercise a high degree of caution, but they're not at the stage where you need to reconsider your need to travel yet, unless you're crossing or near the borders with Syria, Iraq or Iran:
Ultimately it's up to you, but it's also highly important to check with your travel insurance company and ensure they're still covering travel to Turkey given its increased risk, and whether they have any restrictions.
I am from Turkey . I am living in istanbul .I think safe to travel to istanbul. You can visit . Just haven't active protests. if you go Taksim in istanbul , you have to be careful. Because there is have some protest sometimes . if you need something get in touch.