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Country of varied holiday choice, Turkey’s charming shores have been contested over for hundreds of years and it wasn’t just the pretty coastline and warm Mediterranean waters Alexander the Great, the Trojans and the Ottoman Empire were fighting over. Istanbul is alive with sights sounds and smells, carefully decorated mosques line up beside colourful markets and chic bars, and Turkey’s rocky interior is both good for growing and for aesthetic appreciation while you’re walking, cycling, riding or driving though.

Good food means rude health and enough energy to dance and make music, in both modern and traditional styles.

Best things to do in Turkey are bargain with the locals in the markets, party with the locals on the beach and in the bars and appreciate the history of the place.

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Turkey is a country that appeals to all tastes and budgets

Turkey is a country that appeals to all tastes and budgets, with a tremendous range of archaeological, historic, scenic and recreational attractions, blended with the traditional warm hospitality of the Turkish people. There are many sites to enjoy and explore, such as Istanbul, a magical city, Izmir the centre of resorts and archaeological attractions, central Anatolia, with its modern capital of Ankara, and the ancient rock-carved cities of Cappadocia. In addition to these famous cities, Turkey offers the turquoise coast, whose sunny beaches are lapped by the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean; the Black Sea region, with breathtaking untouched beaches and fishing villages; and eastern Turkey where vast mountain scenery and the remains of ancient civilizations invite exploration.

is it hot in april?

hi, is it hot in april in turkey? warm enough to swim in the sea?

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Have a look at our World Weather map for help predicting the weather conditions.

It's lovely round the Aegean and Mediterranean - which sea were you thinking of swimming in?

The Black Sea will be cool, but getting warmer, so if you like it brisk it's perfect - April is the beginning of the season there so a good time to go.


can any one advise of how hot it could be in october? i am getting mixed reviews from places....

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Have a look at our World Weather Guide for average temperatures and weather conditions.

Does the Pammukale Expresi Train exist ?

It is listed in Lonely Planet and Cornucopia, but I cannot find it to book online. It leaves from Haydarpasa and goes as far as Denizli..... at least, that is what the books state. Please help. Many thanks.

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Current reports suggest that it's not running at the moment because it's been in need of repairs since 2008. For more information you might want to check with this site: Turkey Travel Planner:

the beauty of turkey and the warmth of the turkish people is captivating.Once you have been,you get hooked and keep on returning. Istanbul exudes exotic charm .It is a fascinating blend of east and west and is uncomparable to any other city, yet very different from other parts of turkey. Turkey was once described as varied as the motifs on a turkish carpet, i must say its very true.

turkey is one of thoses special, places that once you've been you be going back,sun,food,people are all excellent and try it b4 you miss out..ok

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