Turkey

Visit Turkey

Best Time To Go

Spring (March, April, May, through mid-June) is prime because the weather is moderate throughout the country and the days are long. Autumn (mid-September through October) is second best with mostly mild weather, but the days are shorter, and rain may begin again in October.

Transportation

Public Transport System. There are huge public transportsystem in Turkey such as local buses, taxis, minibuses, tram and metro. … You can purchase a smart ticket for a small deposit which, once loaded with credit, can be used not only on the buses but the metro, tram and ferries.

Weather

Because of Turkey’s geographical conditions, one can not speak about a general overall climate. In Istanbul and around the sea of Marmara the climate is moderate. In winter 4 degrees Celsius and summer 27 degrees Celsius (39 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit) . In Western Turkey there is a mild Mediterranean climate with average temperatures of 9°C in winter and 29°C (48-84°F) in summer. On the southern coast the same climate can be found.

Information

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Population: 79.81 million
Capital: Ankara
President: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Points of interest: Hagia Sophia, Pamukkale

The Electric

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points. Four- and five-star hotels often provide North American-style 120 volts, 60 Hz flush-mounted sockets (points) for North American flat-prong plugs.

Language

Official language
Turkish
Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 10–15 million native speakers in Southeast Europe and 60–65 million native speakers in Western Asia

Currency

Turkish lira
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The Turkish lira is the currency of Turkey and the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Offical website: tcmb.gov.tr
Symbol: ₺
Central bank: Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Subunit: Kuruş
Banknotes: ₺20, ₺5, ₺100, ₺50, ₺10, ₺200
Coins: 5kr, ₺1, 25kr, 50kr, 10kr
Offical website: bankofengland.co.uk
Symbol: £
Central bank: Bank of England
Subunit: Penny
Banknotes: £50, £10, £5, £20
Coins: Penny, Ten pence, Twenty pence, Two pence, £1, 50p, £2, 5p