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Turkey travel Facts

Travel facts for visitors, good to know before you go to Turkey. Customs and regulations, post office services, passport and visa requirements, currency, disable travelers, time zone, public holidays, property buying, electricity standard, medical treatments, drugs, driving, telephone calls, museum pass cards, Turkish travel agencies, tourist information offices, culture and tourism offices abroad and more practical travel informations.

Antiquities Facts, Turkey

Antiquities in Turkey

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Antiquities

The possession, sale and export of antiquities is against the law. For further information visit: www.kulturturizm.gov.tr

Antiquities Facts
Children Facts, Turkey

Children in Turkey

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Children Facts

Family and children are very important to Turkish people, and you will find that children are welcomed everywhere, which makes for a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Children
Currency Facts, Turkey

Currency of Turkey

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Turkish Currency

The unit of Turkish money is the Turkish Lira. Try our currency calculator from Turkish Lira (TRY) to EUR, USD, GPB, RUB and more. Also see the table of currency exchange rates.

Currency Facts
Customs Regulations, Turkey

Customs Regulations

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Customs Regulations

Here you find the most important regulations you need to know before entering Turkey with goods or currencies.

Customs Regulations
Disabled Traveler Facts, Turkey

Disabled Travelers

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Disabled Friendly Holiday

If you have any queries relating to any special needs for your holiday, it is best to check direct with your tour operator before booking your holiday.

Disabled Travelers
Driving Facts, Turkey

Driving in Turkey

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Driving to Turkey

If you are planning on driving to Turkey, please read on that what to bring.

Driving
Electricity Standard, Turkey

Electricity Standard

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Turkey's Electricity Standard

220 volts AC (50 Hz) is the electricity standard in Turkey. Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets used in Turkey.

Electricity Standard
Forbidden Drugs, Turkey

Forbidden Drugs

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Forbidden Drugs

Bringing marijuana and other narcotics is strictly forbidden and is subject to heavy punishment in Turkey. The possession, sale and export of drugs is against the Turkish laws.

Drugs
Filming in Turkey

Filming in Turkey

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Shooting a Film

If you are planning to film in Turkey for commercial or broadcast purposes, you will need to read this article, obtain the relevant permission in advance.

Filming in Turkey
Journalist Facts, Turkey

Journalists

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Journalists Facts

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is always pleased to offer assistance to journalists planning to visit Turkey.

Journalists
Living and Working, Turkey

Living and Working

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Living and Working

If you wish to stay in Turkey longer than the three month period allowed to tourists or to set up a business with or without a Turkish partner, you will need a residence visa.

Living and Working
Medical Treatment, Turkey

Medical Treatment

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Medical Treatment

Medical treatments, medical insurance, pharmacies and a list of major hospitals in Turkey.

Medical Treatment
Passports and Visas, Turkey

Passports and Visas

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Passports and Visas

On arrival in Turkey, you must show a valid passport and visa requirements, or other official documents that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality.

Passports and Visas
Police Facts, Turkey

Police

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Police Facts

There are three types of police in Turkey, civil police, military police and also specialist tourist police.

Police
Post Office Services, Turkey

Post Office Services

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Post Office Services

PTT, an abbreviation for Posta ve Telgraf Teskilati, is the national post and telegraph directorate of Turkey. Turkish post offices are easily recognizable by the yellow and dark blue PTT signs.

Post Office Services
Property Buying, Turkey

Property Buying

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Property Buying

For more information on property buying in Turkey please visit the General Directorate of Land Registry and Cadastre.

Property Buying
Public Holidays, Turkey

Public Holidays

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Turkey's Public Holidays

Find out more about the time of public holidays, religious and national festivals in Turkey.

Public Holidays
Telephone Calls, Turkey

Telephone Calls

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Telephone Calls

Emergency phone numbers in Turkey that you might need prior or during your visit, for fire, police, ambulance, international operator, directory assistance, gendarme and rescue at sea.

Telephone Calls
Time Zone, Turkey

Time Zone

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Turkey's Time Zone

The time zone for Turkey is Greenwich Mean Time GMT +3 hours (April-September) and GMT +2 hours (October-March).

Time Zone
Traveling with Pets, Turkey

Traveling with Pets

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Traveling with Pets

Before bringing your pet with you to Turkey, make sure that your vet is approved by the Government Veterinarian Authority in the country of origin.

Traveling with Pets
Tourist Information Offices in Turkey

Tourist Information Offices

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Tourist Information Centres

Tourist information centres throughout the country, have knowledgeable local staff with all the information you need to make your stay in Turkey as pleasant as possible.

Tourist Information Offices
Turkish Culture and Tourism Offices Abroad

Turkish Culture and Tourism Offices

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Turkish Tourism Offices Abroad

You are planning to go to Turkey, but you don't have enough time to plan your own itinerary. You can get all the information you need to make your stay in Turkey as pleasant as possible, from tourism offices in the world.

Turkish Tourism Offices Abroad
Turkish Travel Agencies

Turkish Travel Agencies

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Travel Agencies

You can search all the travel agencies in Turkey via the official website of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies. In this article you will find the detailed informations about travel agencies of Turkey.

Turkish Travel Agencies
Museum Cards in Turkey

Turkey's Museum Cards

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Museum Cards

Museum Pass and Muzekart provide free access to museums and archaeological sites in Turkey, run by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, over a period of one year, 7 days or 72 hours.

Museum Cards in Turkey