Turkey Essentials

A list of essential information about Turkey, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Turkish

Currency:  Turkish lira ₺ (TRY) – check latest exchange rates on xe.com

Visas: For stays of up to 90 days, most Western nationalities either don’t require visas or can purchase one in advance from evisa.gov.tr (fees vary country to country).

Time zone: GMT +2

Dialling code: +90

Emergency codes: Police 155, Medical 112, Fire 110

Capital city: Ankara

Population: 79,814,871

Tipping: 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars

Electricity: 230V/50hz. Turkey uses the below AC power plug and socket. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com – available in over 150 countries.

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