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Official Name Republic of Turkey  
Anthem İstiklal Marşı (Independence Anthem)
Capital Ankara
Largest City Istanbul ( population 14.377.018 )
Language Turkish
Religion %99 Islam
Government Parliamentary Republic
Area 780,576km2
Population 75,627,384
Currency Turkish Lira ( TRY )
Time Zone Winter: EET (UTC+2) / Summer: EEST (UTC+3)
Plugs & Voltage 220 V / 50 Hz - C Type Plugs
Country Phone Code 90
Main Airports Ataturk Airports (IST) , Sabiha Gökçen Airports (SAW)
Working Hours Banks - 08:30-12:00 13:30-17:00 / Post Office - 08:30-12:30 13:30-17:30 ( day off on weekends )
Holidays New Year / 1st January
Independence & Children's Day / 23rd April
Workers' Day / 1st May
Ataturk Youth & Sports Day / 19th May
Feast of Ramadan
Victory Day / 30th August
Feast of the Sacrifice
Republic Memorial Day / 29th October
Tax All commercial items in Turkey included 8 - 18 % (KDV - value added tax) depends on item.
Gratitude It is not required, if you feel you had a warm and special service you can give tip to drivers or guides.
Acceptable tip rates; For tour guide: 10€~20€ / For drivers 5€~10€

Çirağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul
Situated in a 19th-century Ottoman palace, this 5-star hotel features an infinity pool with views of the Bosphorus.(Istanbul)

Legacy Ottoman Hotel
Living up to its name, Legacy Ottoman is set in a historical Byzantine-style building in Istanbuls central Eminn District.(Istanbul)

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Located in the heart of the city, this luxurious Istanbul hotel is within walking distance from Taksim Square, and main convention and exhibition centres.(Istanbul)

MDC Cave Hotel
Situated in a historical building in rgps Old Town, this luxury cave hotel features panoramic valley views.(Urgup)

Cappadocia Cave Suites
Cappadocia Cave Suites offers deluxe cave rooms and suites in a warm and cosy design at an ideal, central location in Goreme.(Goreme)

Cappadocia Palace Cave Hotel
This central Urgup hotel is in a renovated 19th-century Greek guest house decorated with antiques.(Urgup)

World Of Wonders Bodrum Resort
Each room is air-conditioned and feature a TV with multilingual channels and a comfortable armchair in the seating area.(Other)

Titanic Beach Lara
Set in a building shaped like a cruise ship, this beachside hotel offers luxury spa treatments and 4 restaurants.(Other)

Crowne Plaza Antalya
Crowne Plaza Antalya offers luxurious 5-star accommodation and open views of the Mediterranean Sea.(Other)