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General information

Time zone:

EEST, i.e. 2 hours later than in GB


New Turkish Lira YTL

Official language:

Turkish is the official national language.


220 V/50 Hz, standard European plugs are customary (i.e. you will not need an adapter if you use a European plug).


Predominantly Muslim.


International dialling code 0090.


Anatolia has a continental climate and the southern coast has a Mediterranean climate.

Local travel:

Turkey has a widespread bus network at very affordable prices. Rental cars are also available in many places on the southern coast at reasonable prices. It is worthwhile to compare prices beforehand.

Official holidays:

1 January, New Year\'s Day; 23 April, Children Celebrations; 19 May, Youth and Sports Celebrations; 30 August, Victory Day; 29 October, Day of the Republic.


Healthcare is good in larger cities and many doctors speak English or German. We recommend you take out a travel insurance policy covering health expenses when abroad.

Customs regulations:

Make sure you are aware of import and export regulations.

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