I made a travel plan to visit Turkey on May 1, however, I will not be able to obtain Turkish sticker visa on time because I failed to procure all required documents on time. Is it okay to now apply for a Schengen visa (let's say, France) from same travel date (starting from May 1) and use it to obtain e-visa from Turkey?
I understand that I will have to make actual flight and hotel bookings to apply for Schengen visa. My main concern is, is it completely okay that I don't use my Schengen visa to visit Europe but Turkey from May 1?
Clarification: I am planning to obtain Schengen visa from May 1-10 (with proper EU itinerary), however, I will actually visit Turkey from May 1-10. Is this wrong in any way?
** The processing time for Turkish visa is 10 days, whereas for France it is 2 days. That's my motivation to apply for Schengen visa in the given available time.