Turkey practice, know

La Turquie

Identity Card:
  • Capital Ankara
  • People 75 million (2013)
  • Constitution: Parliamentary Republic
  • Language : Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish
  • Religion: Islam

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : You do not need visa for a tourist stay of less than 90 days .
    • Passport and identity card : A French identity card valid is sufficient to enter Turkish territory .

      • Currency : Turkish lira
      • Currency rates : 1 euro = 2.35 TL
      • Change You can find exchange offices in almost every city, they generally offer better rates than banks. In the places it should be possible to pay in Euros or Dollars directly.
      • Payment Cards : Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted .
      • Budget stay 1 week 300 euros-600 euros
      • Restaurants
        Cheap : less than € 8 / person
        Average . 10-15 € / person
        Premium . more than 30 € / person .
      • accommodation
        Cheap : less than 15 € / night
        Average : 20-35 € / night
        Premium : more than 100 € / night


        How to get there?

        • plane Air France and Turkish Airlines provide two to three daily flights between Paris and Istanbul, just over three hours. low-cost companies also serve as Istanbul Easyjet and Ryan Air. Expect to pay about 300 euros for a round-trip Paris-Istanbul. In Ankara you will need to do in most cases a stopover in Istanbul. Several Turkish resorts also have airports that are not open to international traffic in summer.
        • Train : It is possible to get to Istanbul by train from Greece (Thessaloniki and Athens) or from Bulgaria and Romania. Athens-Istanbul is approximately 20 hours of train ticket costs around 50 euros.
        • bus : Buses leave daily from Sofia in Bulgaria and Bucharest in Romania to Istanbul .
        • Ferry From the Greek Islands, Cyprus, Ukraine and Russia, as well as from Italy, was the direct links are provided between the two countries .

          On site:

          • Car : You'll find a plethora of car rental agencies, especially in tourist areas. If you arrive in Istanbul by plane, you will find car rental offices in the arrival terminal. The road network is good, but are showing all the same great vigilance on the road, do not drive the same way in Turkey in France, traffic is more chaotic.
          • Bus : To move to the country, the bus is definitely the best means of transport, they are cheap and comfortable, much more than the train, and allow you to go almost anywhere.
          • Train The network is old and poorly maintained, accordingly trains are slow and also poorly maintained, prefer the bus .
          • plane The aircraft is also a good option to move to Turkey. Turkish Airlines is the main national airline. It serves major Turkish airports from its hub at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

            • Vaccines Recommended Vaccinations (depending on the length of stay and the areas visited): typhoid fever, viral hepatitis A and B .
            • Food hygiene : It is best to consume bottled water, avoid eating raw vegetables and unpeeled fruit and all undercooked meats. Remember to wash your hands often.

              • Pickpocket : In tourist areas including in Istanbul, pay attention to your business. Beware of people trying to make friends in the street and then offer you a drink containing tranquilizers to quench your thirst, you might wake up two hours later in the street, without papers and without money.
              • Extra-billing : In general double check your bills to see if we do not overcharged you. Beware bars around Taksim in Istanbul, it is reported many cases of scams or people priori well-intentioned accost you in the street to take you in a club, what they do not tell you is that they are in cahoots with the club boss and each ordered drink can cost between 50 and 100 euros.
              • Single women : Women should avoid to walk alone at night to avoid any harassment, this is particularly true in Istanbul .

                • Climate : Turkey has a Mediterranean climate influenced by a continental climate. Side Mediterranean Sea the summers are hot and dry and mild, wet winters. In the rest of the country, in the interior and in the regions near the Black Sea, the summers are hot and humid and cold and wet winters.
                • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 5 & deg; C in winter .
                • Best time to reach : Late spring and early fall are very pleasant and are the best times to visit Turkey. As for the summer, it is the right season to laze on the beach, but it's a little too hot for sightseeing and excursions. Avoid the winter to visit Istanbul it really makes it a bad weather, the rains and the cold wind.

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