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View Poll Results: What Part Of The Turkey Do You Favour?
Edirne - Balkan Flavor 5 14.29%
Giresun - Moist And Succulent 9 25.71%
Hakkari - Tasty Hot Or Cold 14 40.00%
Mugla - I'm On A Mediterranean Diet 7 20.00%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Turkey is a surprisingly diverse place, climatically, so I thought a poll for its four corners might be fun.

Let's start with our sole European contender, a humid sub-tropical climate with a hint of Mediterranean influence, Edirne:

Edirne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hottest Month Low And High: 17 - 32C
Coldest Month Low And High: -1 - 7C
Average Sunshine Hours: 2,316
Average Rainfall ( MM ): 586.3

In the other corner of the country is Giresun, in dampest, cloudiest region of Turkey: the Black Sea coast. It's right on the border of being an oceanic climate:

Giresun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Hottest Month Low And High: 15 - 26C
Coldest Month Low And High: 5 -10C
Average Sunshine Hours: 1,418.1
Average Rainfall ( MM ): 1,269.3

In the south-east we have a very different creature in the form of very-sunny Hakkâri, a continental climate with a Med-like rainfall pattern:

Hakkâri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hottest Month Low And High: 18 - 31C
Coldest Month Low And High: -8 - -1C
Average Sunshine Hours: 2,870.3
Average Rainfall ( MM ): 753.5

Lastly, a classic Mediterranean climate, this one with a lot of rain and a lot of sun. Our warmest climate so far, too:

Mu

Hottest Month Low And High: 20 -33C
Coldest Month Low And High: 1 - 10C
Average Sunshine Hours: 2,687.2
Average Rainfall ( MM ): 1,157.8

Lots to choose from here - what's your choice?
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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Hâkkari!
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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I'm going to go for Giresun.. has the mildest winters
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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Narrowly, I'm with Giresun, due to Mugla's colder winters and more arid summers, but it's a close one!
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Hakkari, though with such warm summers I can't rate it anything higher than a B.

I would prefer a climate like Erzurum myself. Erzurum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This would definitely be an A/A+ climate.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Difficult choice, but I went with Giresun for the cloudiness and relatively comfortable temperatures. Precipitation is good too.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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We normally get a ham this time of year, usually somebody else supplies the Turkey.
But on this Turkey list I'll stick with Mugla, the Mediterranean variety.
Summers are hot, but it does cool off quicker than some other places (eg Nicosia), ie from September to October, and minimums are never above 20C - which is a bonus.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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As Med climates are one of my fav's I have to go with Mugla. It looks just about perfect with cool, damp winters, and sunny, dry summers. Also, the beautiful Med sea nearby. Stunning!
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Hakkari, easily, simple choice given my preferences.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Count me as surprised by Hakkari's lead!
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