General

Summary

Republic linking Europe and Asia, bounded by the Aegean Sea on the west, the Black Sea on the north, and the Mediterranean on the south. One of the OECD countries, Turkey has a Customs Union with the EU.

Language(s)

The official language is Turkish with Kurdish spoken by a minority in the south east of the country.

International Direct Dialling Code

00 90

International Country Code

TR

Cities

Capital: Ankara

Principal Ports

Iskenderun, Istanbul, Izmir, Mersin, Samsun, Trabzon, Antalya

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

Currency

The unit of currency is the Lira (TRY). The exchange rate is £1 = 5 Lira (fluctuating).

Journey Planning

Time

Two hours ahead of GMT (two hours ahead of BST).

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