CLIMATE / WHEN TO GO : The Aegean andMediterranean coasts have very hot and dry summers, and wet, mild winters when the coastal towns more or less shut down between October and April. Winter in Istanbul and Cappadocia can be very cold with a dusting of snow.
The peak tourist season is during high summer, roughly between July and September. From June the mosquitoes can be a problem. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit, as the climate is still hot, but not unbearable.
Eastern Turkey should be visited during summer as roads and mountain passes may close due to winter ice and snow.