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?

 
 

Weather

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?

 
 
 

Pets

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?

  • Prescription medicines available in 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?

 
 
 

Money

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?

 
 
 

Phones

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?

 
 
 

Legal

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?

Classes

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?

Online

Smartphone/tablet

Hard copy

What are some Turkish idioms/phrases?

Where can I find a translation service?

  • Transperfect