It’s easy to get infatuated with a city that’s both old and new, religious and secular, European and Asian.
The magic of Istanbul is best discovered on foot, writes Ben Groundwater.
In the last decade, a once squalid Istanbul quarter has become the place to be, finds Michael Gebicki.
The newer planes in Turkish Airlines' fleet are a pleasure to fly on; unfortunately this wasn't one of them.
Europe's new busiest airport is a model of efficiency
Antalya, Turkey, is where my journey begins, my great hike along the Lycian Way.
It may not be the fastest or the most reliable, but Istanbul's public transport is a thrill ride to be savoured and enjoyed.
Dotted with ancient mosques, palaces and roman ruins, Turkey is drenched in history and blessed in beauty. Gaze open-mouthed at the Bosphorus' mind-boggling vista or the bizarre fairy chimney landscape of Cappadocia. Get a history lesson on the battlefields of Gallipoli, or chill in the pools of Pammukale. No trip is complete without a dip in the azure waters that line its coast or a rub-down in a bath house.