Martyn said:We normally go twice a year for two weeks(June) then a week in September. At the rate the flights are increasing it may be a case of going once for longer.
Flipflop said:A suggestion that might suit some flights - if you can't get direct ex UK flights because of price, departure dates or just from chosen departure point, and certainly out of the main charter season i.e. after October, have a look at using Germany as a place to make connections to Izmir, Bodrum, etc. departing from Hanover, Cologne, Berlin, etc.
E.g fly ex. Edinburgh to Cologne with GermanWings at £70 return, then connect there rather than in London on either Turkish Airlines, Germanwings, SunExpress and others, who will make the onward flight. For example, current mid October prices are around the £160 return mark, for Cologne - Izmir, but rates vary and can be as low as £80 depending on dates.
GermanWings have London - Cologne flights at €1 +tax on offer so still some lo-co carriers bargains around.
Times for connections need to be kept in mind, but generally will be suitable. If you want a cheap flight nowadays, you may have to add a couple of extra hours wait at an airport, but that must be worthwile if the fares are going to continually increase.
Not saying the options above will suit everyone but might be something to have a look at, and its easy enough to put together an intinerary with a little careful use of the interwebernet thingy.