I doubt your issue is with character succession. I would try doing what you are doing with the Basic Paragraph Style applied which should be using Minion Pro as the font. Do this with a brand-new document and see if it still occurs. If not, you're likely dealing with a font issue.
Brand new dokument, font is Minion Pro, I type "blablabla‘-bla" and Indesign crashes.
This behaviour nearly drove me insane when I tried to paste large amounts of text to Indesign and it alway crashed. It took several hours until I could pinpoint the problem to that exact successtion of characters.