You might not have heard of this Mediterranean town on the Cesme Peninsula but Urla, surrounded by olive groves and wine country, is known as the ‘Turkish Tuscany’. It’s attracting some of the country’s best chefs and, hot on their tails, clued-up food-loving travellers. It’s a fine place for a foodie break, says Susan Low.
Following the devastating earthquake, Turkey needs the inflow of cash that international tourism brings, now more than ever, so consider a trip if you can. If not, consider donating to Disasters Emergency Committee or the British Red Cross.