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Turkey

Flag & Coat of Arms

capital

Ankara

population

75 627 384

area

783 562 km2

languages

Turkish

currency

Turkish lira

GDP

$1.306 trillion

Int'l organizations

IMF, WTO, OECD, G20, D8, UNIDO,

Majority of trade shows, trade fairs, conferences and seminars in Turkey is held in three major cities - Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya.  Istanbul, the crossroads of Europe and Asia, act as the cultural, economic, and financial center of the country. Also, Istanbul is the city where the largest convention centres in the country are situated. Istanbul Expo Center Exhibition Complex and CNR Expo Istanbul are among the largest and most modern trade centres in Turkey, hosting majority of international and local trade events.

Turkey is a vast and diverse country boasting incredible landscapes and natural wonders bordered by four different seas. Also, Turkey is a land of many contradictions, vast open spaces, massive mountain ranges, green valleys, fast-growing cities and lovely villages. The country is well-known as a great destination for relaxing beach holidays. It also offers many sport activities (including white-water rafting, trekking, ballooning, yachting and skiing), some of the world’s most important ancient monuments, welcoming Turkish hospitality and a delicious and diverse national cuisine. When it comes to places to visit in Turkey, a huge part of the country’s charm lies in its archeological sites, such as classical cities, fortresses, Islamic monuments and city bazaars.

Getting around Turkey is relatively easy for such a large country. There is a number of public transport options including trains, local and long distance buses and domestic flights. There are also underground services in a number of towns including Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa and Izmir, and tram services in Istanbul and Antalya. What is more, Turkey has a fairly good infrastructure of road, rail and air transport providing relatively easy travel to, from and around it. However, in remote or mountainous areas, infrastructure and road conditions can be very poor. Fortunately, road network continues to improve, with four-lane motorways connecting major cities, and well-surfaced modern highways elsewhere. Turkey has a very good long-distance bus network with air-conditioned buses, reserved seats and generally good quality of service.

Accommodation and its prices in Turkey varies from 5-star hotels to a simple camping. All major cities and tourist spots have 5-star hotels, many of them are owned by international hotel chains, such as Hilton and Sheraton. Also, guest houses can be found in some resorts and in most towns and villages. These usually offer clean but basic accommodation. Most do not have a bar or restaurant, but some offer a simple breakfast. Keep in mind that guesthouses provide cheaper accommodation than hotels, replacing the need for hostels for low-cost accommodation, regardless of their visitors’ age. There are a number of youth hostels in Turkey, but standards and facilities vary widely. There are numerous private hostels aimed at budget travellers in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district, offering double, single and twin rooms in addition to dormitory accommodation. Budget hostel accommodation can also be found in and around favorite backpacker destinations. Additionally, villas and apartments can be rented, especially on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, and also in Cappadocia and the larger cities.

In big cities such as IstanbulAntalya, Izmir and Ankara, Turkey’s newly prosperous younger generation prefers stylish jazz bars and huge dance clubs. Meanwhile, in resorts such as Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Kusadasi and Bodrum, streets are filled with cocktail bars and sports pubs cater to European tourists. Also, belly-dancing is a Turkish tradition, but in these days attracts more tourists than natives, with belly dancing shows being performed at majority of larger hotels or in venues.

English is popular among the younger generation, though proficiency tends to be poor due to a lack of practice. Outside of the largest cities and tourist areas, knowledge of English is generally nonexistent, so it is advisable for international visitors to take a phrase book and be prepared for slow communication with a lot of gestures.

Trade shows in Turkey:

 


 

ANFAS Food Product

Automechanika Istanbul 

Busworld Turkey 

logitrans

Caspian Telecoms 

EDUTECH

ECB - EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY

EAIE 

HALAL TOURISM CONFERENCE

HEALTH EXPO ISTANBUL 

IDEF

IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FAIR

MINING TURKEY

MUSIAD INTERNATIONAL FAIR 

NUMAC

VIV Turkey

 

 

Additional Info

  • flag file: tr.png
  • coat of arms file: tr.png
  • capital: Ankara
  • population: 75 627 384
  • area: 783 562 km2
  • languages: Turkish
  • currency: Turkish lira
  • GDP: $1.306 trillion
  • Int'l organizations: IMF, WTO, OECD, G20, D8, UNIDO,

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