Turkey is one of the most visited countries in the world for a very long time. You can find the answers of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Turkey for travel and holiday in this magnificent country. You may find many question and answers about credentials, spending, travelling, lifestyle and more you may need.
Most FAQs About Turkey, Travel and Holiday
Ankara is the 2nd biggest city of Turkey based on population and the capital of the country since the foundation of the Republic of Turkey on 29 October 1923.
Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. You can exchange your own countries currency at the banks and exchange offices all around the country. You can check the Turkish Lira banknotes in regulations from the page of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.
Istanbul is not only the biggest city of Turkey but also one of the worlds with its more than 15 million residents. Also, Istanbul attracts millions of tourist every year from all around the world. Based on population, Ankara ranks in second, Izmir, Bursa and Antalya follow respectively.
The most dominant and widely accepted religion is Islam in Turkey. Over the %90 of the people describes themselves as Muslims. Also there people who believe in Christianity and Judaism.
The short answer is yes. You can withdraw euro, dollar or pound from the ATMs especially at major airports such as Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Ankara Esenboga Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport and Antalya Airport in Turkey. Also, you can withdraw euro, dollar or pound from the ATMs located at the touristic cities in Turkey, especially around the Aegean and Mediterranean regions.
Yes, you can use any type of credit/bank (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, etc) for spending at restaurant, hotels, shops and more in Turkey. However, it is always better to carry some amount of cash with you. Carrying up to 200 euro/dollar/pound would be enough for unexcepted situations. Also, you may need cash money especially if you visit smaller towns.
No, it is not suggested to drink tap water in Turkey. Although the water sources are very clean in Turkey the distribution networks (pipes, on-site systems) have not yet fully renowned at most of the cities. But don’t forget to ask the owner of the house or hotel about you can drink tap water or not.
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