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Capital: Ankara
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 Hours
Population: 71,892,808
Languages: Turkish, Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
Electricity: 230 V, 50 Hz
Currency: Turkish Lira
Climate: Turkey is temperate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. 

Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The country is encircled by seas on three sides: the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean to the south. Turkey has a geographic size of 783,563 km (302,535 square miles) making it the world's 37th-largest country in terms of area.Turkey is divided into seven census regions: Marmara, Aegean, Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia and the Mediterranean.

The top 20 largest cities by population are Istanbul 13,301,345; Ankara 4,338,620; Izmir 2,783,866; Bursa 1,704,441; Adana 1,609,790; Gaziantep 1,376,352; Konya 1,073,791; Antalya 964,886; Diyarbakir 875,069; Mersin 859,680; Kayseri 844,656; Eskisehir 648,396; Gebze (Kocaeli) 545,229; Sanliurfa 515,199; Denizli 511,751; Samsun 500,995; Adapaazan (Sakarya) 429,331; Kahramanmaras 428,724 and Malatya 419,959. An estimated 71% of the population live in urban centres.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with an ancient cultural heritage. Turkey has become increasingly integrated with the West through membership in organisations such as the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20 major economies. Turkey began full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005, having been an associate member of the European Economic Community since 1963. The Anatolian peninsula, comprising most of modern Turkey, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited regions in the world. It is also the home to the remnants of the Ottoman Empire and to Mount Ararat, the legendary landing place of Noah's Ark.

Turkey has a total of 56 passenger airports which are a mixture of local, regional, national and international and include; Adana: Adana Arpt (ADA), Adiyaman: Adiyaman Arpt (ADF), Afyon: Afyon Arpt (AFY), Agri: Agri Arpt (AJI), Ankara: Esenboga Arpt (ESB), Ankara: Etimesgut Airport (ANK), Antakya: Hatay Arpt (HTY), Antalya: Antalya Airport (AYT), Balikesir: Balikesir Arpt (BZI), Balikesir: Merkez Arpt (MQJ), Bandirma: Bandirma Airport (BDM), Batman: Batman Arpt (BAL), Bodrum: Imsik Airport (BXN), Bodrum: Milas Arpt (BJV), Bursa:Bursa Arpt (BTZ), Bursa: Yenisehir Airport (YEI), Canakkale: Canakkale Arpt (CKZ), Dalaman: Dalaman Airport (DLM), Denizli: Cardak Arpt (DNZ), Diyarbakir: Diyarbakir Airport (DIY), Edremit/Korfez: Edremit/Korfez Airport (EDO), Elazig: Elazig Airport (EZS), Erzincan: Erzincan Arpt (ERC), Erzurum: Erzurum Arpt (ERZ), Eskisehir: Anadolu University Airport (AOE), Eskisehir: Eskisehir Airport (ESK), Gaziantep: Gaziantep Airport (GZT), Isparta: Isparta Arpt (ISE), Istanbul: Sabiha Gokcen Arpt (SAW), Istanbul: Ataturk Arpt (IST), Izmir: Adnan Menderes Arpt (ADB), Kahramanmaras: Kahramanmaras Arpt (KCM), Kars: Kars Airport (KSY), Kastamonu: Kastamonu Airport (KFS), Kayseri: Kayseri Airport (ASR), Kocaeli: Cengiz Topel Arpt (KCO), Konya: Konya Arpt (KYA), Malatya: Malatya Arpt (MLX), Mardin: Mardin Arpt (MQM), Merzifon: Merzifon Airport (MZH), Mus: Mus Airport (MSR), Nevsehir: Nevsehir Airport (NAV), Samsun: Carsamba Arpt (SZFSamsun: Samsun Arpt (SSX), Sanliurfa: Sanliurfa Arpt (SFQ), Siirt: Siirt Arpt (SXZ), Sinop: Sinop Arpt (SIC), Sinop: Sinop Arpt (SQD), Sivas: Sivas Arpt (VAS), Tekirdag: Corlu Arpt (TEQ), Tokat: Tokat Airport (TJK), Trabzon: Trabzon Arpt (TZX) Usak: Usak Arpt (USQ), Van: Van Arpt (VAN), Zonguldak: Zonguldak Arpt (ONQ).

General information:

Turkey is a huge and diverified country featuring incredible landscapes and natural wonders bordered by four different seas. It is a popular destination for relaxing beach holidays and some of the world's most important ancient monuments. Turkish hospitality is renowned and they have a delicious and varied national cuisine. Whilst is easy to get seduced by the popular resorts of Oludeniz, Kusadasi, Antalya, Calis, Dalyan Fethiye, Bodrum and Marmaris it is important to remember that Turkey has plenty of other world class attractions that deserve mentioning such as the Greco-Roman cities of Ephesus and Pergammon; and the thermal waters of Pamukkale. Turkey is best visited during the periods April to June and September to October when the weather is warm without being too hot. According to the Ministry of Tourism, some 2,582,054 British nationals visited Turkey in 2011 with few reported incidents.

Tipping is very much a way of life in Turkey and it is customary to leave some small change for most services or a small percent of the bill. In larger hotels and restaurants if a service charge is not added to the bill, it is customary to tip between 10 and 15%. For taxi drivers it is normally sufficient to round up the bill (always try to find a registered yellow taxi). Smokers should note that there is a smoking ban on all forms of public transport (trains, ferries and taxis) and in outdoor venues (including stadiums, playgrounds, cafes, bars and restaurants). You risk being fined if you are caught smoking in a designated "smoke free" area.

Family is very important to Turkish people, and you will find that children are welcomed everywhere. The most popular sport in Turkey is soccer. Turkey's top teams include Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Trabzonspor. The official language is Turkish, but English and German are widely spoken in major cities and tourist resorts. Most Turks welcome the opportunity to practise their language skills and will go out of their way to be helpful. Turks have compulsory ID cards which they must carry with them at all times. Foreign visitors are also expected to carry ID with them, which means that you should keep your passport with you at all times. ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas with English instructions. Local currency can also be obtained from banks, larger hotels and exchange bureaux, known as DOVIZ in Turkish.  

If you wish to drive in Turkey, you are required to have either an International Driving Permit issued in the UK or a notarised copy (in Turkish) of your Driving Licence. When driving in Turkey you must travel with your drivers licence (or permit), passport and insurance documents at all times.Turkish road travel is on the right side of the road and road signs generally conform to the international protocol. Archaeological and historic sites are indicated by yellow signs. Turkey has a good network of well maintained roads. There is a 50 km per hour speed limit within urban centres and 90 km outside urban centres. Petrol stations are fairly easy to find and on main highways and many are open 24hrs. You should take particular care when travelling by road throughout Turkey given road conditions can be poor. Road traffic accidents are common and are mainly due to either poor or careless driving, particularly at night.

An 'A' category standard motorcycle licence is required to hire motorcycles over 50cc in Turkey. An 'A1' category 'light motorcycle' driving licence is only suitable for motorcycles below 50cc. It is against the law not to wear a crash helmet and any failure to do so could result in a heavy fine. Do not drink and drive. The Police conduct regular road side checks and they will breathalyse those they suspect of being drunk and if over the limit, will fine the driver on the spot and immediately confiscate their licence for six months.

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