We are planning our first trip to Turkey. We are looking at arriving August 22 for an 8 or 9 day holiday. I am concerned with my timing for two reasons. First, I understand Turkey will have its' first presidential election in August. I have read of the possibility of political unrest during this time. Would we be wise to look at a different timeframe to visit? Secondly, will the religious holiday in August cause travel issues for us as we plan to travel from Istanbul to Cappadocia?