Thanks so much for your latest letter. I'm really excited to hear that you're planning to visit İstanbul. It will give me a chance to take you around, as you did so kindly for me when I was in Ankara last year.
Regarding your visit, I would be happy to help in any way possible. First, unless you really like freezing weather, I suggest you come in the summer months of July or August. Though most hotels are expensive at that time, we have some wonderful guest suites available in our high-rise building, for only about 50TL per night. They are fully furnished studio apartments, with a kitchen, so you can have the option of eating in. Just let me know your dates and I can make a reservation for you.
Summer is also the time when all the tourist sites are open. We can visit Topkapı Palace,Dolmabahçe Palace,Kız Kulesi. The weather should be warm and comfortable, around 25 – 30 degrees Celsius, so bring your informal summer clothes, a swinsuit and an umbrella too. We do get summer showers quite often.
I can't wait for you to come! Write soon with more details,