Travel Tips

Quick Facts about Turkey
Capital City: Ankara
The Largest City: Istanbul
Official Language: Turkish, English, French and German are spoken in many places.
Currency: Turkish Lira (TL). The exchange rate is determined daily; several banks and exchange offices are available. All major credit cards are accepted.
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Electricity: 220 volts 50 Hz.  

International telephone code; +90... ... .. ..

Visa requirements
Please find the latest information on visa applications on the website of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

At arrival, unlimited amount of Turkish or foreign currency can be brought. At exit, $ 5000 or other currencies in cash equal to this amount can be taken out of Turkey.

Money transfer to other countries through banks; unlimited.

Bringing and taking out Jewelry made of precious stones or metals; up to $15000 for uncommercial purposes.

Duty-free allowance: 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 200 grams of tobacco; up to 7 bottles of spirit (70cc. Each). Antiques and electronic equipment will be registered in the owner's passport upon arrival and checked at exit. It is strictly forbidden to take antiques out of the country. For this is reason it is necessary to obtain a certificate for carpets or other valuables purchased in the country as proof that it is not an antique.

The majority of the population is Muslim (98%). Turkey is a secular country and everyone has freedom of religion and beliefs.

Visiting the Mosques
Women should not enter a mosque without first covering their heads with a scarf. Before entering a mosque, shoes must be removed.

All four seasons exist in Turkey.
In Mediterranean and Aegean coasts winters are mild and summers are hot, and the Black Sea coast is rainy nearly all year long.
In Central Anatolia, Eastern and Southeastern Anatolia winters are long and cold with heavy snowfall while summers are short but hot.
In Marmara region the climate consists of spring and fall, hot and dry summers and cold winters.

Taxes In Turkey all goods and services are subject to a Value Added Tax (average 18% VAT).




Easy to reach, most major airlines of the world fly to International airports of the country. And the Turks are ready to welcome you with their friendship, integrity and joy of life.