I know Antalya has the best climate all year round. However, it is a crowded beach city. I am looking for a foresty/mountainous small town in Turkey that is sparsely populated.

To me, a good climate means 21-25 degrees Celsius in the summer and 10-15 in the winter. I also need dry air i.e. least amount of humidity. I also need access to healthcare as I have asthma.

Can anyone recommend such a town for a long-term stay of five years?

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    Unless you can express what a good climate is, we can not answer this question. I like the climate I live, mild, never cold, never hot. A friend loves the climate he lives, hot in summer, cold in winter. Both will tell you 'my climate is the best.'
    – Willeke
    Mar 20, 2022 at 10:30
  • Recommend for what? A short break, long stay holiday, a place to live? Any other considerations, such as accessibility, amenities?
    – Traveller
    Mar 20, 2022 at 10:33
  • @user366312, do you have any requirements for humidity, wind (would you object to no wind for several days, on a regular basis; or to strong winds likewise), etc
    – CSM
    Mar 21, 2022 at 20:57
  • @CSM, I need dry air.
    – user366312
    Mar 22, 2022 at 0:03

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Here's a detailed climate map of Turkey from Wikipedia:

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Of the seven sample cities on the page, Zonguldak in the Black Sea region seems the best fit, with temperature ranges almost exactly what you are looking for, but the Black Sea coast as a whole is very wet and it rains 7-18 days per month.

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That said, it looks like you're looking for a Csb: Mediterranean warm/cool summer climate, which per the map above does exist in small pockets in Turkey. İnegöl, south of Bursa, is not too far off what you're looking for, although it's still a bit too cold in the winter (average highs around 5°C).

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