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Bulent BASOL
Active Layer Parametrics (ALP), Inc. CA / USA
Roy CLARKE
University of Michigan, MI / USA
Nadir DAGLI
University of California Santa Barbara, CA / USA
Sezai ELAGOZ
Cumhuriyet University / TURKEY
Cagliyan KURDAK
University of Michigan, MI / USA.
Sener OKTIK
Research & Technological Development Dept. of SISECAM / TURKEY
Raymond T. TUNG
City University of New York, NY / USA
Sebahattin TUZEMEN
Ataturk University / TURKEY

Visa

Important Visa Information For Foreign Travelers Visiting Turkey on Or After April.

From April 10, 2014 onwards, foreign travelers should obtain an e-visa electronically prior to their departure for Turkey through e-Visa Application System (www.evisa.gov.tr). Each traveler must obtain a separate e-Visa, including infants and kids. (Even though kids/infants are included in their parent’s passports)

Car Rental

Car rental companies positioned in close proximity to the airport and terminal exit gates as well as in numerous city centers and holiday resorts will provide you with the most appropriate vehicle for a pleasant car trip.

Mobile (Cell) Phones

Drivers are not allowed to use mobile phones while driving for their own security and that of their passengers. Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited by law and the penalty for breaking this law is a fine of 73 TL.

Emergency Call

Drivers can dial the following numbers in case of an emergency situation: 154 Traffic or 156 Gendarmerie

Can I withdraw money from ATMs?

Visitors may withdraw money in Turkish Lira as well as Euro and U.S. Dollar with their debit cards from the ATMs in Turkey. The majority of ATMs offer English language or other language options for the convenience of foreigners.

Can I use my credit cards for shopping?

Visitors may use their credit cards and debit cards for all kinds of purchases. It is advisable, however, to carry some cash with you in case you take trips away from the city center or travel to smaller towns or villages.

What is the local currency in Turkey?

Turkish Lira is the local currency of the Republic of Turkey. The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish lira. The Turkish Lira is divided into subunits called kuruş. Paper currency comes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL money notes and metal currency comes in 5, 10, 25, and 50 kuruş and 1Lira coin money. Images of the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk take place on the front face of money notes while the back sides depict prominent names and places of Turkish culture. Currencies of foreign countries can be converted into Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks in accordance with the daily exchange rate determined by the Turkish Central Bank. Apart from Turkish Lira, strong currencies such as U.S. Dollar and Euro are widely accepted by large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants. It is advisable, however, that you carry some Turkish Lira with you at all times for your own convenience.

Can I drive in Turkey with my driver's license?

Foreigners may drive in Turkey provided that they keep their passport, international driver's license and the vehicle license with them all the time. Turkey drives on the right side of the road and the advanced highway network allows easy access to different corners of the land.

What kind of sockets are used in Turkey?

European two-pin sockets are widely used in Turkey as everywhere in continental Europe.

Do I have to speak Turkish to interact with people during my visit?

English is the most spoken foreign language everywhere in Turkey. You should have no problem meeting people who can speak English and help you get around in all the big cities, shopping malls, restaurants and holiday resorts.

Can I use my mobile phone in Turkey?

Many international GSM operators provide coverage in Turkey in addition to local GSM operators such as Turkcell, Avea and Vodafone. You may ask your GSM operator to activate the international roaming function of your mobile phone before travelling to Turkey or just obtain a new SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card from local operators in Turkey.

What are the opening and closing times of museums in Turkey?

All of the museums in Turkey are closed on Monday and are open to visitation from 9:00 to  17.00 on the other days.

What are the opening hours of pharmacies in Turkey?

Pharmacies are open across the country every day from 09.00 – 19.00 except for Sunday. One pharmacy, however, is open 24/7 in each neighborhood by the time the others are closed.

What are the opening hours of shopping centers in Turkey?

In Turkey, shopping centers are open every day offering a variety of trademarks and services from usually from 10.00 am until 22.00 pm.

What are the opening hours of banks in Turkey?

In Turkey, banks are in service of their customers from 09.00 to 17.00 on weekdays but are closed on weekends.

What is the time zone in Turkey?

The time zone in Turkey situated at the connecting point of Asia and Europe is GMT +2.

Do I need any vaccinations before going to Turkey?

There are no mandatory vaccinations before traveling to Turkey.

 

Program Changes; The Organization Committee cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances. The updated information can be followed from the Conference website.


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