Wife has been invited to speak at a conference, needs a babysitter for the newborn (yeay me!) will end up paying 1 ticket plus infant airfare (she'll be 3+ months by time of trip) for a week long moderately expenses paid trip.
We've had the city on our must see list since our trip to Palermo and our experience there with Byzantine architecture. We geek that way.
Anyone who's been let us know what was fun when you went, we'll adapt for our circumstances.
We are well aware of certain perils of international travel and I've already heard about the taxi drivers in Turkey.
Aside from that wife's sister has a roommate (that she gets along with) from the city and her family is excited to welcome us and give us their version of a tour, but if you ever went there I'd like to hear about it.