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:
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