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Area:  783,562 km²


Country Code: 90
Country Population: 85,680,273
Credit Cards: International credit and debit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants throughout Turkey. However it is advisable also to carry cash for the smaller shops and cafes, particularly in more rural areas.
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
Drives on the: Right

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Ethnic Groups:  70–75% Turks
18% Kurds
7–12% others
Location:  Located mostly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
Official Language(s): Turkish
Religion: 99.8% Muslim (mostly Sunni)
0.2% (mostly Christian and Jewish)
Time Zone: GMT+2



Turkey Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Turkey.

Learn about the history and culture of Turkey, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Turkey's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Turkey for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Turkey tours today!


Book your Turkey tour with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Turkey tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a locally escorted tour, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries, a small group tour and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Turkey.

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