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HeyTurkey.com

"Hey Turkey" is a blog/news website aiming to provide detailed information to tourists coming from abroad about Turkey. Our goal is to give you insights into both positive and negative experiences you might encounter while in Turkey, allowing you to gain an understanding before embarking on your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

The capital of Turkey is Ankara.

The official language of Turkey is Turkish.

The currency of Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). (Ex: ₺10)

Depending on your nationality, you might be able to enter Turkey without a visa. However, some countries do require a visa.

Famous tourist places in Turkey include Hagia Sophia, the Grand Bazaar, Pamukkale, Cappadocia, and the ancient city of Ephesus.

Turkey’s climate and geography vary by region. Generally, the summer months (June-August) and spring/fall (April-May or September-October) are preferred times for vacation.

Turkish cuisine features a rich variety of flavors. Kebabs, baklava, börek, meze varieties, pilafs, and many other special dishes are part of Turkish cuisine.

Yes, alcohol consumption is allowed in Turkey. However, in some religious and cultural areas, alcohol consumption might be more limited. For example, you cannot consume alcohol in a mosque.

A Turkish bath, known as a hamam, is a traditional bathing ritual and social interaction space. It involves sweating on hot stones, followed by body cleansing and massage. In the Turkish Bath, men and women bathe in separate areas.

In Turkey, the predominant belief is the Islamic faith. Respect is also shown to other beliefs apart from Islam. There are places of worship where everyone can practice their own religion.

Turkish traditions include Islamic holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, as well as special days like Nevruz and New Year’s Eve, and national holidays.

Transportation in Turkey offers a wide range of options. Buses for both local and intercity travel, trains, trams, metros, taxis, ferries, and domestic flights are available.

Bargaining is common, especially in markets and street vendors. Additionally, you can find quality products in large shopping malls and stores.

Healthcare services in Turkey are generally of a good standard. Modern hospitals can be found in major cities. It’s advisable to have travel insurance.

The Turkish people generally exhibit a warm and hospitable approach towards foreign tourists. Assisting, guiding, and providing support to tourists is a common attitude. Respecting guests is significant in Turkish culture, hence a tolerant and helpful demeanor is displayed towards tourists. Ensuring that foreign tourists have a pleasant experience in Turkey is often seen as part of the society.

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