Traveler Communication: Counrty code for Turiye 90, area code for Istanbul is 212.
When you dial from Turkiye your country, please dial 00 first, then after your country code and last the area code of your city and your number. If you call London please dial: 00 44 207 ……the number
Climate: Although Turkey is situated in a geographical location where climatic conditions are quite temperate. The diverse nature of the landscape, and the existence in particular of the mountains that run parallel to the coasts, result in significant differences in climatic conditions from one region to the other. While the coastal regions enjoy milder climates, the inland Anatolia plateau experiences hot summers and cold winters with limited rainfall.
Temperatures are during winter, 0-7 celcius. During autumn 12-20 celcius. During summer 27-40 celcius. Hottest season is July and middle of August.
Electricity: Electrical current is 220 Volt-50 Hz.
Currency & Exchange: the currency unit is Turkish Lira. You can convert your currency to Turkish Lira at the exchange bureaus at airport, hotels, banks and in city center.
Banks: All bank’s working hours in Istanbul during weekdays from Monday to Friday are open between 09.00 – 17.00.
Shop opening hours: Istanbul has a wide range of shopping facilities. Generally , shops are open six days a week between 09.00 – 20.00 , shopping malls are open every day between 10.00 – 22.00.