Mentioned in the programme
Our studio guests were Melissa Shales and Jeremy Seal.
Melissa pointed out that with such a long coastline you don’t have to go very far to get out of the reach of other tourists. She mentioned in particular the Saklikent Gorge with its wonderful trout restaurants.
Jeremy Seal reported the beautifully unspoiled Ottoman hilltown of Sirince, near Ephesus in the Aegean hinterland. He also highly recommended exploring the Turkish coast onboard a gulet, a traditional wooden fishing boat.
Dorian Jones’ tour of Istanbul took us to Asmalimescit, a vibrant quarter of downtown Istanbul. He also went to Rustem Pasha Mosque in Eminonu.
Author Louis de Bernières talked about the village of Karakoy not far from Fethiye on the South Western corner of Turkey, which is the setting for his book Birds Without Wings.
Daniel Goldstein took a hot air balloon tour through Cappadoccia’s otherworldly landscape as part of a 14-day coach trip offered by Voyages Jules Verne. Also running coach trips to Capadoccia and other parts of Turkey are Cosmos Tours, Archers Direct, and Milestones.
Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernières
Published by Vintage
The Little Hotel Book of Turkey
by Sevan Nisanyan
Published by Milet Publishing Ltd