How can you set up a business in Turkey?

How can you rent out your Turkish property? 

Does Turkish Passport taken by real estate investment expire at any date in future?

Do I need to give up my citizenship to become Turkish Citizen?

What is the time difference in Turkey?

Is there visa application requirement for entrance Turkey?

Do I need any vaccinations before going to Turkey?

Will I be able to use my mobile phone in Turkey?

What is the local currency in Turkey?

Can I use my Credit Card in Turkey?

What are the opening hours of banks in Turkey?

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver’s license?

What kind of power sockets are used in Turkey?

Do I have to speak Turkish to interact with people during my visit?

 

What are the opening and closing times of museums in Turkey?

All of the museums in Turkey are closed on Monday and are open to visitation from 9:00 to 17.00 on the other days.

What are the opening hours of shopping centers in Turkey?

In Turkey, shopping centers are open every day offering a variety of trademarks and services from usually from 10.00 am until 22.00 pm.

What to buy in Turkey and where to buy it?

Shopping is one of the great pleasures of a trip to Turkey and the rich variety of Turkish crafts makes it impossible to resist buying something. Fine apparel of silk, cotton, leather and wool; artful jewelry; leather accessories; brilliant faience (colored tiles); vessels of copper, brass, marble, meerschaum and alabaster worked by master artisans; and of course heirloom-quality Turkish carpets and kilims, are among the most popular purchases. Great value and an enjoyable shopping experience can be found everywhere, from small towns to big cities.

Unique regional handicrafts make shopping that much more enjoyable. Traditional Turkish handicrafts crafts including carpets, ceramics and pottery, tiles, copper items, woodcarvings, decorative glass, and embroidery are a major component of Turkish culture. They are a stunning reflection of Turkey’s diverse cultural heritage and thousands of years of history.

The Grand Bazaar, or “Kapalicarsi,” in Istanbul is a unique combination of fantastic merchandise and a memorable shopping experience. The Grand Bazaar is a maze of some 4,000 shops, selling treasures of every type. Still the commercial center of the old city, the Grand Bazaar’s 80 roads and streets form the original shopping mall. For more information, visit www.grand-bazaar.com, where you can find a map of the Grand Bazaar and a list of shops.

What is a Turkish bath (Hamam)?

Communal baths were used in Roman and Byzantine times, but as the name “Turkish Bath” suggests, they played a significant role in Ottoman culture. At a time when the concept of cleanliness was not yet accepted in Europe, the Turks were very fastidious due to Islam’s emphasis on cleanliness. Countless baths were built in the typical Ottoman architectural style throughout the empire. Unfortunately, few have survived to the present. Cagaloglu Hamami and Cemberlitas Hamami, both in Istanbul, are very popular with tourists.

A classic bath usually has three sections: changing rooms, a hot room and a cold room. After entering the hamam and exchanging one’s clothes for a “pestamal” or towel, you then proceed to the “gobek tasi”, a large heated stone where you perspire and are rubbed down by a bath attendant. If the heat proves too much, you can retire to a cooler room. This method of bathing is the most refreshing.