Important facts and information to know when visiting Turkey
Turkey is one of the most unique countries and often challenged as being Middle Eastern given it straddles both the European and Asian continents. It is a true fusion of east meets west and home to many fascinating cultural, religious and natural landmarks.
Visiting Turkey Important Facts
|Official Name||Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Republic of Turkey)
|Currency||Turkish Lira (TRY) 1 TRY=0.247USD
|Language||Turkish (minority languages include Kumanji, Arabic, Pomak, Zazaki)
|Religion||Sunni Islam majority
|Important Dates||National Soverignty & Childrens Day April 23, Victory Day Aug 30 & Islamic Holidays
|Climate||Mediterranean through to temperate
|Electrics||220V Type F (European) sockets
|Visas||E-visa in advance or kiosk at airport
|Safety||Hightened risk of Terrorism and certain no-go zones (see below)
Turkey safety information
Most international Governments have travel advisories for the following regions of Turkey
- all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir
- the remaining areas of Sirnak, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir, Kilis and Hatay provinces
- the provinces of Siirt, Tunceli and Hakkari
In regards to the remainder of the country, it is recommended that you remain vigilant as terrorist attacks have occurred in crowded places in the last 2 years. Avoid demonstrations and crowds and keep aware of alerts from yGovernmentment.
Turkey visa information
- eVisa should be applied for 72 hours in advance but there are also kiosks at the airport
- Fees applying in advance are cheaper than at the airport – current rates can be found here
We are still finalising the important information, attractions and resources you need for travelling to Turkey with kids. Kindly check back with us in May 2018.
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