Turkey destination information
All you need to know before visiting Turkey
Turkey is a big country with around 79M Turkish. Official language is Turkish. Turkey uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Currency used in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TRY).
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ATMs in Turkey are Very common. Internet speed in Turkey is on average 6.3 Mbps. In Turkey you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).🏙️ Istanbul
👨👩👦👦 79M ☀️ ~11 °C 🌧 ~47 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 784k km2 (303k mi²)
Turkey uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Currency 💱1 TRY = 0.17 USD
Turkey uses the Turkish lira (symbol: ?), code TRY.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Lira. Lira is subdivided into 100 kuru?s. Coins come in denominations of 1 lira and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 kuru?s.
ATM 🏧🏦Very common
Automatic teller machines are very common in Turkey. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Tipping 💁🏽Not expected, but can leave extra tip
Tipping is usually not expected in Turkey. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.
Mobile Phone 📱
Turkey uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Turkey upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
Emergency Calls 🚨Universal :
112Fire department :
To call Turkey, dial +, then 90 (the country code for Turkey), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.Locally
For local calls within Turkey, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 212 .
international: + 90 212 1234567
calling local: 0212 1234567
Internet Speed 💯
Internet speed in Turkey is on average 6.3 Mbps.
WiFi coverage in Turkey is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.
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You can buy a SIM card for about 41.56 TRY, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Avea, Turkcell or Vodafone Türkiye.
In Turkey you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.
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