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Expatriate Healthcare Hews: Turkey 'a destination for all seasons'

People with expatriate healthcare insurance may be some of the individuals who would like to visit Turkey, which has been described as an all-season destination.

Joanna Marsh, PR coordinator for the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, noted that the temperature is warm enough for it to be pleasant to swim in the Mediterranean Sea until November or "enjoy a beach holiday along the Aegean coast" from May to October.

Istanbul's Sultanahment district contains historic sites but "can sometimes feel like a bit of a tourist trap", she warned.

People who wish to embark on tours to such areas are advised not to visit in high summer.

At this time, the city is full of rooftop bars and open air nightclubs, but in the winter there are "snow-dusted streets", the air is "thick with the smell of toasted chestnuts" and there is a "cosy cafe culture", Ms Marsh declared.

She also advised day-trippers to visit locations including Beyoglu, Nisantasi, Bebek and the Princes' Islands.

Turkey is also proving popular with overseas house buyers, as Oceanwide Properties managing director Suleyman Albay recently told Overseas Property Professional that the amount of people seeking advice in his offices has "more than doubled" recently.

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