Capital: Ankara

Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)

Country Code: +90

Do I need a Visa? Visas are  required for many countries, best to check  Visa Information   for the current requirements for each individual country

How will I charge my devices? Turkey’s electrical current is 220v, 50 Hz

How do I get there?  Well, if you’re heading to Istanbul (IST) and flying from…
New York: 10.5 hours
Los Angeles: 13.5 hours
Toronto: 10.5  hours
Sao Paulo: 12.5  hours
London:  5 hours


Geography: Turkey sits at the southeastern end of the European continent and stretches into the continent of Asia, bordered by the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. Much of the inland region is filled with mountains, rugged terrain and large plateaus while the coastal regions tend to be more populous and at a lower elevation.

Time Zones: GMT +2

How's the weather? The coastal areas of Turkey enjoy a Mediterranean climate with warm sunny summers and cool winters, while harsher climate is found inland on the plateaus with more sharp distinctive seasons.