Country Profile & Facts
Official Name
Republic of Turkey

Date of Foundation
29 October 2021


Largest Cities
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya

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

The official language is Turkish. English is widely spoken in major cities.

TL (Turkish Lira) 1 Euro approximately equals to 2,30 Turkish Liras.

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 holidays in Turkey: Those that 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.
1 January, 23 April, 1 May, 19 May, 30 August, 28 & 29 October
Eid (Ramadan): 30 August – 1st September 2011
Greater Eid: 7-9 November 2011

Visas are easily obtained upon arrival at the air­port and are required for citizens of most countries.

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 standards.

As with many Mediterranean nations Turkish food is very healthy, fresh and enjoyable.

Tap water is chlorinated and, therefore, safe to drink. However, it is recommended that you consume bottled water, which is readily and cheaply available.

Turkey has three GSM operators, all of them offering 3G services and almost 95% coverage over the country. Internet service is available all around the country.

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