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Turkey Travel Tips and Information

Turkey Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of Turkey
Population79.8 million
Country CodeTR
Country Code (international calls)90

The flight time to Turkey is approximately 11~14 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Turkey below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Turkey.

Turkey is a parliamentary republic located in Eurasia, bordering Armenia and Iran to the east, Iraq and Syria to the south, Bulgaria and Greece to the northwest and Georgia to the northeast.

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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Turkey

A valid passport, visa and a return ticket or onward ticket are required to enter and exit Turkey. To travel to Turkey, a traveler needs a valid passport. All visitors who plan to visit Turkey for a period between 90 and 180 days can obtain an e-visa from the Turkish government website. Persons planning to visit Turkey are advised to apply for visas from Turkish embassies or consulates in their respective countries before arriving in Turkey.

Things/Items Allowed into Turkey

Travelers may import without customs duty 200 individual cigarettes, 10 cigars, 200 grams of tobacco,1 liter bottle of wines or spirits, 5 bottles of perfume not exceeding 120 ml each, 1 kg of coffee beans, 1 kg of instant coffee, 500 grams of tea and 1 kg of chocolate.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Turkey

• Medicine or Drugs • Explosives • Endangered Plants and Animals • Firearms • Antiques

Things/Items Forbidden into Turkey

• Medicine or Drugs • Explosives • Endangered Plants and Animals • Firearms • Pornography

Voice of Travelers to Turkey

Friendly Turkey

I am from Arizona, USA. Early this year, I spent my vacation in Turkey. I started planning from late last year and timed my trip for the cheapest ticket to Turkey. I searched online for the cheapest ticket several weeks prior to my departure to Turkey; the ticket to Turkey is cheapest six weeks before your travel time and it is advisable to purchase your ticket weeks before travelling. Upon air ticket comparison, I found the cheapest ticket to Turkey was with Turkish Airlines. When purchasing my ticket to Turkey at that time, they were offering 5% off any ticket to Turkey purchased that month. Their flights attendants were exceptionally friendly and offered great food that was satisfying to everyone. I will never forget the relaxing experience of visiting Turkey. I am planning to have my vacation in Izmir, Turkey again this summer.

Scholarship to study in Turkey

I am Hussein from Pakistan; I won a Turkish government scholarship to study Computer Engineering at Gazi University in Turkey. I arrived in Turkey last spring to start my graduate studies. This was the first time travelling to Turkey and I was excited by the prospect of experiencing Turkish culture. A referral from a friend got me the cheapest ticket to Turkey. I searched the website he mentioned and the ticket to Turkey was 5% off – for any ticket purchased. Turkish Airlines had the cheapest ticket compared to other airlines. I didn't need a visa; only a valid passport, an air ticket, and a ticket for accomodation were required by immigration. Just a few days later, I was on a Turkish Airlines flight to Turkey! The travel experience was brilliant. I will be travelling to Pakistan for holidays and I will certainly purchase a Turkish Airlines ticket when I return.

Turkey Travel FAQs

Q. What is the climate like in Turkey?

A. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Aegean Sea experience a "Mediterranean" climate, with hot, dry summers and mild but wet winters. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Black Sea experiences a temperate oceanic climate with warm, wet summers and fairly cold, wet winters.

Q. What is the best season to visit Turkey?

A. The best time to visit Turkey is between summer and fall (May to the middle of October), when the climate is pleasant for outdoor activities like swimming and sunbathing, as well as enjoying the seaside restaurants and city nightlife.

Turkey - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toIstanbul Ataturk International Airport•Madeira International Airport (Portugal) •Charles de Gaulle International Airport (Paris, France) •Moscow International Airport (Moscow) etc.

Airports handling direct flights toAnkara Esenboga International Airport•Dubai International Airport (UAE) •Hamid Karzai International Airport (Afghanistan) •Hong Kong International Airport (Hong Kong) etc.

Airports handling direct flights toIzmir Adnan Menderres International Airport•Manas International Airport (Kyrgystan) •Mashhad International Airport (Iran) etc.

Flight Routes to Turkey

Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is Europe's 5th busiest airport by passenger traffic, with the top carrier being Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines, the largest airline in the world by the number of countries served, operates from Istanbul Airport and has direct flights available to and from over 120 countries.