Helpful Links: Turkey

General Information

Which time zone is Turkey in?

What holidays are observed?

What business hours are held?

What post office/mail/parcel services are available?

How do I address letters to Turkey?

What is the manner of dress in Turkey?

Are there any etiquette rules that I should be aware of?

Which electrical outlets are used?


University Life

Where can I find a list of Turkish universities?

What scholarships are available to me?

What is the average tuition?

What is the average salary of a professor?



What is the weather like in Turkey?

What is the weather forecast for this week?

What about extreme weather?


Moving Around

Is my driver’s license valid in Turkey?

How can I obtain a Turkish driver’s license?

How can I obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

Which side of the road do I drive on?

Can I rent a car?

How can I travel around within Turkey?

Where can I find updated safety & travel alerts?


Visa Information

Can you give me an overview of the process to obtain a visa?

What type of visa do I need?

How long is my visa valid for?

Can I get a visa extension?

Am I allowed to work with my visa?

Am I allowed to study on my visa?

What is the cost of a visa?

How long before departure should I apply for my visa?

Can I bring my spouse/children with me?

  • Yes, but each must go through the visa process.

Can I travel home/internationally while holding my visa?

What customs information do I need to know?

My passport has been lost or stolen, what should I do?

Contact the US Embassy

How can I become permanent resident?



Can I bring my pet with me to Turkey?

Can I return home with my pet?


Medical Issues

Will my medical insurance work in Turkey?

  • Check with your provider.

Can I bring my prescription medicine into Turkey?

Is my medicine available in Turkey?

  • Medicines prohibited in Turkey

My medication has run out, can I refill it with my doctor’s prescription?

  • No, you must visit a Turkish doctor for a new prescription.

What vaccinations and immunizations do I need before traveling to Turkey?

Where can I go in case of a medical emergency?

How do I find a doctor?



What is the current exchange rate?

Where can I change my money?

What is required to open a Turkish bank account?

Will my debit/credit card work in Turkey?

Do I have to pay taxes?

What are the average costs of living?

How does tipping work?

How can I make international money transfers?



Which is the best phone service provider?

Will my current phone work in Turkey?

Where can I purchase a SIM card for my phone?

Can I rent a cell phone in Turkey?

What is the country code for Turkey?

  • 90

How can I call home?

  • 00 - 1 - Area Code

What about calls/video chatting on the internet?



How do I become a citizen?

What if I get arrested/in trouble with police?

Contact the US Embassy


Additional Questions

How do I contact the US Embassy/consulate?

Contact the US Embassy

How can I contact other expatriates?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

  • Dial 112

Contact the US Embassy


Language Resources

Where can I find Turkish classes and/or tutors?



Are there any online Turkish study materials?

Are there any phone apps for improving my Turkish?

Where can I find an English-Turkish bilingual dictionary?



Hard copy

What are some Turkish idioms/phrases?

Where can I find a translation service?

  • Transperfect