Turkey

Turkey

Things to do - general

Turkey is a charter member of the UN, an early member of NATO, and a founding member of the OECD, OSCE, OIC and G-20. After becoming one of the first members of the Council of Europe in 1949, Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started accession negotiations with the European Union in 2005. Turkey’s growing economy and diplomatic initiatives have led to its recognition as a regional power while its location has given it geopolitical and strategic importance throughout history.

Tourism in Turkey has experienced rapid growth in the last twenty years, and constitutes an important part of the economy. The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism currently promotes Turkish tourism under the Turkey Home name. In 2013, 37.8 million foreign visitors arrived in Turkey, which ranked as the 6th most popular tourism destination in the world; they contributed $27.9 billion to Turkey’s revenues.In 2012, 15 percent of the tourists were from Germany, 11 percent from Russia, 8 percent from the United Kingdom, 5 percent from Bulgaria, 4 percent each from Georgia, the Netherlands and Iran, 3 percent from France, 2 percent each from the United States and Syria, and 40 percent from other countries.

 

Country Turkey
Visa requirements

Turkey Tourist Visa Requirements:

1- Original Passport (6 months valid)
2- Photocopy of CNIC card
3- Passport size Three photoghraps with White background
4- Visa Application Form
5- Bank Statement of the last three months (Proof of sufficient funds for the stay)
6- Health report from a hospital or a doctor
7- Hotel booking confirmation
8- Return Air ticket

Supporting documents:

1- Business bank statement of last six months with letter from bank showing your ownership.

2- NTN copy / Tax returns / Tax challan form or payment receipts.

3- Chamber of commerce certificate copy & visa recommendation letter from chamber.

Languages spokenEnglish and Turkish
Currency usedTurkish Lira (TYR)
Area (km2)9,654,545 km

Sports & nature

The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by 85.54 percent of the population as a first language. 11.97 percent of the population speaks the Kurmanji dialect of Kurdish as their first language.Arabic and Zaza are the first languages of 2.39 percent of the population, and several other languages are the first languages of smaller parts of the population.Endangered languages in Turkey include Abaza, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Cappadocian Greek, Gagauz, Hértevin, Homshetsma, Kabard-Cherkes, Ladino (Judesmo), Laz, Mlahso, Pontic Greek, Romani, Suret, Turoyo, Ubykh, and Western Armenian.

Nightlife info

Istanbul comes alive at night. It’s young, it's cosmopolitan, and it seems to be getting cooler every second. Here's a guide to some of the city's top nightlife options.

A good place to start is along the Bosphorus, where the city’s most flamboyant nightclubs live, including 1 Reina, 2 Sortie, and 3 Supperclub. These are all very much on the clubbing radar, and celebrity sightings are not rare. To get away from it a bit, we like 4 Suada, which is located on the only island in the Bosphorus (also called Suada). Many of Istanbul’s clubs are open-air, which is great in the summer thanks to spectacular views and cooling breezes, plus most offer good food.

Culture and history info

The country's position between the East and the Mediterranean Sea helped the Turks gain complete control of major trade routes, and an ideal environment allowed plants and animals to flourish. Turkish cuisine was well established by the mid-1400s, the beginning of the Ottoman Empire's six hundred-year reign. Yogurt salads, fish in olive oil, and stuffed and wrapped vegetables became Turkish staples. The empire, eventually spanning from Austria to northern Africa, used its land and water routes to import exotic ingredients from all over the world. By the end of the 16th century, the Ottoman court housed over 1,400 live-in cooks and passed laws regulating the freshness of food. Since the fall of the empire in World War I (1914–1918) and the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, foreign food such as French hollandaise sauce and western fast food have made their way into the modern Turkish diet.

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