Goncharova didn't want to visit Turkey because there were political issues between the countries in that year, but I thought you were against bringing politics into volleyball
You're literally the only person I ever heard of that Turkish people are unfriendly or rude to foreigners. I would make a joke about Russians with their cold personalities not understanding us but I have many Russian friends and I do not generalize.
Btw I have to say people in Istanbul are dicks, they are really bitchy and think they're better then everyone else, I'm from Ankara and know this. Not to foreigners though afaik but times change, if they were rude to you I'm sorry on their behalf.