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Turkey: telephones, power plugs, documents

Turkey Documents

For entry into Turkey, the European citizen can present either a passport or an identity card valid for travel abroad. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. Citizens of other countries must present the passport and some also require a visa.

Driving license: National driving license.

Car insurance: Valid national insurance.

Turkey Health Insurance, Travel Insurance and Medical Assistance

The sanitary level is quite good in the main cities of Turkey, but not at European level. The stipulation of a travel and health insurance is recommended and it is always advisable to take out before a trip. These insurances allow you to have paid the medical costs up to the limit you choose and cost only a few tens of euros per person.

Turkey Power outlets, power plugs, sockets and Electricity

The electric current in Turkey is 230 V, 50 Hz.

The power outlets, power plugs and sockets used in Turkey are those of type C and F, i.e. they are electrical sockets with two round plugs equal to those used in continental Europe.

Turkey Telephones

International dialing code for Turkey: 0090.

The cheapest way to make calls is from the telephone booths located in the post offices (PTT), which are located in all cities. Phone cards are available for these phones.

Turkey Cell Phones

Turkey uses the GSM 900/1800 network, so no problem with European cell phones. International roaming agreements exist with most mobile phone companies. Urban areas have strong mobile coverage but there may be some problems in rural areas.

Mobile operators: Turkcell, Vodafone and Türk Telekom.

Turkey Internet

Internet cafes exist in the main urban areas of Turkey and in the tourist centers of the country. Most hotels offer broadband internet connection.

Turkey Banks and Currency

The Turkish currency is the New Turkish Lira or Yeni Turk Lirasi.

Banks Opening Hours: Banks are open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.

The climate of Turkey.

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