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A chilly drive through Turkey

A chilly drive through Turkey

Pleasure-seeking humans are invariably drawn to sunny skies and welcoming climes. Which would explain the absence of fellow tourists in Turkey when I visit in February, writes Nicola Heath.

Istanbul: eat a borek, wander bookstores and soak up the exotic

Istanbul: eat a borek, wander bookstores and soak up the exotic

Possessed of a vast history and sitting at the border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul, Turkey exists in popular imagination as both exotic and cosmopolitan. It's a place where you can feel ok to be a tourist because Istanbul is a city that has attracted tourists since day dot.