Flights

Turkey is easily accesable from all around the world by enormous numbers of flights from various countries. Turkish Airlines , THY provides international flights to 275 cities around the world with a filo of 298 airplanes

Domestic air transportation is also been provided by Turkish Airlines(Türk Havayolları) THY, and some other air carriers such , such as Atlas Jet, Pegasus, Sunexpress, Onur Air  and also Anadolujet which is an affiliate of Turkish Airlines.

Visa Policy of Turkey

Visitors to Turkey must obtain a visa from one of the Turkish diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the 120 countries and territories that are either visa exempt or whose citizens may obtain a visa on arrival. There is also an online visa facility.[1] Effective from 1 January 2015, passports will have to be valid for at least 60 days beyond the permitted stay.

Turkey, even though a candidate country for the membership in the European Union has a more complicated visa policy than the Visa policy of the Schengen Area.[3] Turkey even requires visas from certain EU member states

Austria, Belgium,Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom as well as Norway.[3] However all visitors who are from EU Countries to Turkey can obtain a visa through a simple electronic visa system or a visa on arrival so they do not have to apply at the embassy or consulate.[4]

Turkey also requires visas from citizens of the following Schengen Annex II countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas,Barbados, Canada, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan and the United States.[3] On the other hand, Turkey grants visa-free access to many other countries and territories

Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago and Tunisia.

Getting Around

By bus by ferry, by car, by railroad whatever the choice is, country provides vast opportunities for taste of travelers. For all getting around arrangements Crystal Concepts DMC is at your disposal to explore the popular and hidden corners of Turkey, under the quality and guarantee of being a licenced travel agency by TÜRSAB (The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) established to promote and control the quality of services provided by travel agencies, informing the public and to contribute to the development of tourism. ,

Turkey, even though a candidate country for the membership in the European Union has a more complicated visa policy than the Visa policy of the Schengen Area.[3] Turkey even requires visas from certain EU member states

Austria, Belgium,Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom as well as Norway.[3] However all visitors who are from EU Countries to Turkey can obtain a visa through a simple electronic visa system or a visa on arrival so they do not have to apply at the embassy or consulate.[4]

Turkey also requires visas from citizens of the following Schengen Annex II countries – Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas,Barbados, Canada, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan and the United States.[3] On the other hand, Turkey grants visa-free access to many other countries and territories

Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Georgia, Iran, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago andTunisia.

Currency

Turkish Lira is the name of the currency valid around the Country. With this in some parts of big cities you can shop by EU or US dollars currency.

The exchange rates for foreign currencies are published daily. Exchange offices are called Döviz Bürosu and are widely available in touristy places. They are generally open until midnight. The most widely accepted cards are: Visa and MasterCard, American Express, Eurocard and Diner’s Club. You may exchange travelers’ checks at Post Offices in some tourist places

Internet in Turkey

Wi-Fi is common and active all around the country. You can find a free wi-fi even if you visit a small shop. The airports, all hotels and many of the restaurants, and transportation channels provide free Wi-Fi to travelers. Crystal Concepts selected coaches and vans have wifi service on board for comfort or our travellers .

Buying simcard is another solution to stay connected over your smartphone.  We recommend buying simcards, if voice calls are important and if you are staying more than a few weeks.. After buying a simcard, we recommend you should get “IMEI number registration”. If you want to use your own smartphone or tablet, or any device has IMEI number, in Turkey, you have to register your IMEI number by government due to laws. After an initial period, your device will be blocked to Turkish Sim Cards until registered.

In case you do not prefer to register your device under IMEI number, in your next trip if you do not use the previous simcard and buy a new one, the new card doesn’t work on your device.