Turkey Facts

FACTS OF TURKEY

Flag of Turkey 

Flag Description: Red color, crescent moon, and a star.
Capital Ankara
Largest city Istanbul
Official languages Turkish
Language Turkish, English is widely understood in the main tourist areas.
Government Republic, 1923
Population 71.5 million (Estimate 2008)
Surface Area 783,562 km2
Highest Mountain Mt Ararat (Ağrı Dağı) 5137m
Currency TL ( 1 $ = 2,17TL ), ( 1Euro = 2,98TL ), ( 1 GBP = 3,57 TL) (Data: 13.01.2014)
Time zone (UTC+2) (Athina, Istanbul, Minsk)
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .com.tr
Calling code +90 (Istanbul (european site : 212 – asia site: 216) – Ankara (312))
Outgoing Code 00(+)
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50Hz. 2 pin plugs
Istanbul’s Most Expensive city ranking around the world 18th

Tourist Office

Turkish Tourist Office +90 0 212 573 4136 (Istanbul)

Emergency

Police : 155
Ambulance : 112
Fire : 110
Tourism Call: 170 (in Turkey)

Embassies

Turkish Embassy, Washington DC, United States:

Address: 2525 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone:+1 202 612 67 00 / +1 202 612 67 01
Fax:+1 202 612 67 44
E-Mail: contact@turkishembassy.org

Turkish Embassy, London, United Kingdom:

Address: Rutland Lodge, Rutland Gardens, Knightsbridge, LONDON SW7 1BW
Tel :020 7589 0949 Fax:020 7591 6911
E-Mail : turkishconsulate@btconnect.com

Turkish Embassy, Ottawa, Canada:

Address 197 Wurtemburg Street, Ottawa ON, K1N 8L9
Tel: (613) 789-4044 Fax:(613) 789-3442
E-mail : turkishottawa@mfa.gov.tr

Turkish Embassy, Canberra, Australia:

Postal address: 6 Moonah Place, Yarralumla A.C.T. 2600 Australia
Telephone:+61 2 62 34 00 00 Fax:+61 2 62 73 44 02
e-Mail: turkembs@bigpond.net.au
Working Hours Monday – Friday 09.00 -12.30 13.30 -16.30

Turkish Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa:

Postal Address: PO Box 56014 Arcadia 0007 Pretoria South Africa
Physical Address : 1067 Church Street Hatfield 0028 Pretoria South AfricaChancery
Tel: 27 12 342-6055/6
Fax: 27 12 342-6052
E-mail: pretbe@global.co.za
Commercial Office:
Tel: 27 12 342-6051
Fax: 27 12 342-6058
E-mail: dtpre@global.co.za
Visa
Tel: 27 12 342-6053/4
Fax: 27 12 342-6052

Turkish Embassy, Dublin, Ireland:

Turkish Embassy The Office of Economic and Commercial Counsellorll , Clyde Road , Balisbridge , Dublin 4
Tel: (353-1) 6681837
Fax: (353-1) 6681791

United States Consulate General, Istanbul

U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL ISTANBUL
İstinye Mahallesi, Kaplıcalar Mevkii No.2
İstinye 34460 – Istanbul / Turkey
Phone: (90) 212-335 90 00
Webmaster: istanbul-webmaster@state.gov

British Embassy, Ankara +90 (0)252 3130021

British Embassy
Şehit Ersan Caddesi 46/AÇankaya
Telephone: 0312 455 3344
Fax: 0312 455 33 52

Canadian Embassy, Ankara

Cinnah Caddesi no: 58 06690, Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Tel.: +90 (312) 409 27 00
Fax: +90 (312) 409 28 11
E-mail: ankra@international.gc.ca

Australian Embassy, Ankara

Ugur Mumcu 88 Kat 7 GOP –
Telephone: 0312 459 9500 –
Fax: 0312 446 4827
Commonwealth Health Hotline: 1802007 (toll free outside Australia +61 8 840 288 33)

South African Embassy, Ankara:

+90 (0)312 446 4056

Irish Embassy, Ankara:

+90 (0)312 446 6172

Ugur Mumcu Caddesi No.88, MNG Binasi, B Blok Kat 3, Gaziosmanpasa, Ankara 06700 Turkey
Phone local: (0312) 446.6172
international: +90.312.446.6172
Fax local: (0312) 446.8061
international: +90.312.446.8061
Email ankaraembassy@dfa.ie

New Zealand Embassy, Ankara:

+90 (0)312 467 9054/6/8

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