CURRENCY IN TURKEY
The Turkish currency is “Turkish Lira” and the currency code often used in exchange rate terminology is TRY. For your personal expenditures, we recommend you to bring along US Dollars, Euro which you can convert into Turkish Lira. Credit cards are also used a lot in Turkey.
You can check the currency rates via this link.
Turkey uses the GMT+3 time zone.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION – ISTANBUL
The official transportation website
COMMUNICATION IN TURKEY
The country code of Istanbul is: +90. You can use your mobile phones in Turkey – no need for registration. You can also buy a local card for which you will need to present your passport. You can buy the card from the following phone operators: Vodafone, Turkcell.
Ambulance: 112 (all over Turkey)
Police: 155 (all over Turkey)
Tourism Police: (0212) 5274503 (Istanbul only)
Fire: 110 (all over Turkey)
Tourism Info: 170 (all over Turkey)