Useful Tips

Electricity is 220V and 50Hz. Central European type wall socket (two-prong plug) is standard in Turkey.

Smoking is prohibited on public places.

Business hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Time difference is GMT plus two.

Shopping Centers are open seven days a week and stay open until late.

Pharmacies: are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturday. 24-hour-duty pharmacies are available.

Value-added tax (VAT or sales tax) is included in the price. (“KDV” in Turkish).

Emergency Phone Numbers:

Fire: 110
Police: 155
First-aid (ambulance included): 112
International Hospital Ambulance:  0 212 663 3000
Istanbul Health Services, European side: 0 212 247 0781
Istanbul Health Services, Asian side: 0 216 302 1515

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