If you’re thinking of going to Istanbul in January, beware! No, we’re not referring to terrorist bombs or earthquakes; our threat is much more mundane. We’re talking about the WEATHER. Gloves, scarf and a warm hat may become your most prized possessions. And boots ― yes, those things that take up so much room in your suitcase ― don’t leave them behind as we did or, like us, you’ll be shopping for new ones in Istanbul.