Hi, sorry I was just looking at my old messages and I realized I didn't answer your question. Yes, I think it is safe in Eastern Turkey. The PKK normally targets government, military and security forces but not civilians. There's some risk of being in a terrorist attack but that's probably just as much in Istanbul. It seemed safe and relaxed to me. Sometimes you see some tanks, and in Diyarbakır there's a big military presence but it mostly seemed relaxed and safe to me. The only place in the Southeast I would say you should think twice about visiting is Hakkari. I've even been to Şırnak many times and it didn't seem so bad, but I've mostly just passed through. I did end up spending the night in Cizre once and I visited the tomb of Peygamber Nuh. You do often see graffiti for PKK and Apo, I've even seen it in Mardin and Urfa. Well, Kızıltepe, which is next to Mardin is very Kurdish, and Mardin is mixed Kurdish and Arab.