"48 hours in Istanbul
Ottoman edifices, ancient mosques and all the delights of modern caf�society - no wonder they call this turkish city the jewel of the bosphorous.
By Simon Calder
WHY GO NOW?
In the city where Europe and Asia collide, the weather is cooling off: no longer is Istanbul steamier than the average hammam, and the tourist crowds are beginning to diminish. September is the ideal month to visit Turkey's largest city, which drapes itself seductively over the shores of the Bosphorus."
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