This question was asked before, but now things may be different because a few years have passed.
Particularly, I am interested in going to Nesin Mathematics Village, near Sirince. I would be coming from the US and returning there afterwards.
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Since some time there are diplomatic struggles between Turkey and several western countries, the riot that started yesterday between the Netherlands and Turkey could have its implications and spread to further conflicts between the EU and Turkey, so it is wise to follow the news the coming time to make a conscious decision. This is still the latest up to date advise but since you are not going to the south east, should be fine :) Keep in mind that per 21 july 2016 the state of emergency is in place.
update since about 10 minutes travel advice for netherlands has been adjusted to a higher risk. http://www.nu.nl/reizen/4536312/reisadvies-turkije-aangepast-diplomatieke-spanningen.html
What risk are you talking about? Spillover from the Syria conflict? Political unrest and terror? The recent spats with the rest of Europe?
On average it seems as safe as Chicago. Would you consider that city too dangerous?