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Surface: 783 562 km²
Capital: Ankara
Population: 74,724,269 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas are discouraged in Turkey.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Turkey. In these months, you have the greatest chance of summer temperatures without suffering from mass tourism.


Turkish is the official language in Turkey. In addition there including Kurdish, Arabic and Armenian spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Turkey. On arrival by car is a passport required. A visa is required. This visa is valid for 90 days within a period of 180 days.
Note: As of November 1, 2014 it is no longer possible to procure a visa upon arrival !.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch embassy in Turkey: turkije.nlambassade.org .
Dutch consulates in Turkey: turkije.nlambassade.org .
Turkish Embassy in Netherlands: lahey.be.mfa.gov.tr ​​.
Turkish consulates in the Netherlands: turkishconsulate.nl .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Turkey (except Istanbul, Western Turkey and Turkish Riviera) it is recommended to get one or more vaccinations.

In Turkey (except Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Bursa, Ephesus, Istanbul, İzmit, Konya and Troy) is malaria.Medische surgeries are fairly cheap in Turkey, and the doctors are known to be very professional.

Money and Money
In Turkey will be paid by the new Turkish lira (TRY). The euro is used in many places.

Traffic and route
In Turkey you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Turkey the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Turkey can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Turkey can be found on Abyznewslinks .

Web Sites ending in .tr Turkey.
Official websites of Turkey: goturkey.com and welkominturkije.nl .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Turkey.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Turkey.

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The national holiday of Turkey falls on October 29 (Republic Day).
All other holidays in Turkey, visit Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Turkey can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Turkey can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.