Official Name: Republic of Turkey
Date of Foundation: October 29, 1923
Largest Cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya
Area: 814.578 km2
Geographical Coordinates: Eastern Meridians 26° and 45° and
Northern Parallels 36° and 42°
Coastal Borders: Mediterranean Sea in the south, Aegean Sea
in the west and Black Sea in the north
Language: The official language is Turkish. English is widely
spoken in major cities.
Currency:TL (Turkish Lira) 1 Euro approximately equals to 2, 30
Time Zone: GMT+2; CET +1; and EST (US -East) +7
Business Hours: The workweek in Turkey runs from Monday to
Friday. Banks, government offices and majority of corporate
offices open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM.
Public Holidays: There are two types of public holiday in
Turkey: Those fall on the same day each year; and the religious
festivals which change according to the lunar calendar and,
therefore, fall on different dates each year.
Visas: Visas are easily obtained upon arrival to the airport
and are required for citizens of most countries.
Electricity :220V. European standard round two-pin sockets.
Health Services : Cities and major touristic towns have a
selection of private international and public hospitals with good
Food: As with many Mediterranean nations Turkish food is very
healthy, fresh and enjoyable.
Water: Tap water is chlorinated and, therefore, safe to
drink. However, it is recommended that you consume bottled water,
which is readily and cheaply available
Communications: Turkey has three GSM operators, with all of
them offering 4G services and almost over 95% coverage over the
country. Internet service is available all around the
International Dial Code: +90