Whilst there are more similarities than you might expect
between living in Turkey and living in the UK or the rest
of Europe, there are of course a number of things that are
different, and it's always nice to know those little extra
Those little things you need to know ... or are just a little
The turkish currency is the Lira and one Turkish Lira is
worth approximately 35 pence, or that's approximately 2.85
Lira to the Pound, or 1.95 Lira to the Euro. Please check
with a currency converter
for more up to date figures if working out exact prices.
Local Time in turkey is GMT + 2 hours. Turkey uses daylight
Electricity is standard all over turkey at 220 V
Dial 112 for emergency ambulance services throughout Turkey.
Traveling by bus is still the main form of transportation
in Turkey, although there is an extensive rail network. In
the Aegean, it is possible to charter a steam train to follow
a route of your choice. If traveling by car, you must use
the right hand side of the road. The speed limits are 50 km/h
in the centrum, 90 km/h outside the city roads, and 120 km/h
on the highways.