Asked if it was a fixture they’d rather not have on their schedule, Collins said: “I think it’s a fair point.”
Tensions have heightened in Turkey after a Russian warplane was brought down last week and Celtic have urged travelling fans not to use the metro.
The club are running 10 supporters buses to and from the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, but despite the increase in security, Collins says they have to put safety fears out of their mind.
He added: “We have to put all that behind us and just focus on the football side. It’s business for us, we have no choice, but we’ll go in professionally and be prepared for the game.
Meanwhile Collins has repeated Nir Bitton’s importance to the SPFL champions, insisting he values the player at more than £10million.
Celtic issued a statement earlier this week including a quote from Bitton’s agent Dudu Dahan, stating the Israel international would not be leaving the club this summer.
“He’s been a terrific player for us, he’s had a fantastic 12 months and, hopefully, he’s going to have many more for Celtic. He’s a terrific young boy to work with and I know he’s enjoying playing with Celtic.
“He’s a £10million PLUS player. Nir’s a He’s a very level headed young man, very focused and he knows his job is to train every day and play for Celtic.”