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To enter Turkey, you are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of your travel.
In addition, nationals from some countries require a visa to enter Turkey.
For information on whether you require a visa to enter Turkey and on visa fees,
visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
If you need a visa to enter Turkey, please be informed that, depending on your country of origin, you may purchase an e-Visa
(replacing old stamp-on-arrival visa), or you must apply for the visa before arriving in Turkey.
e-Visas can be obtained via Electronic Visa Application System or through other authorised agencies.
e-Visa costs 20 USD and fee could be paid with a credit or a debit card (only Mastercard or Visa), and the card does not have to be under your name.
Also you may obtain your e-Visas via interactive kiosks placed in Turkish airport (where available).
METU OPEN Organization Committee can confirm and send visa invitations to all participants upon request.
Please contact with Mr. ├ľzg├╝r F─▒rat Akel through metuopen.info (at) gmail.com no later than October 1.
Credit/bank cards may be used at ATMs at the airport or in the city to get Turkish Liras (TL).
The international arrivals area has currency exchange offices and bank branches.
The best exchange rates are found in banks and currency exchange offices in the city center.
Electricity in Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points.
If your device does not accept 230 volts, 50 Hz you will need a voltage converter and if your appliance plug has a different shape, you will
need a plug adapter.
All of Turkey is on Eastern European time, UTC/GMT +2 hours.
Daylight saving time is 1 hour, and begins on the last Sunday in March, and ends the last Sunday in October.
International country code: +90 (Turkey)
Ankara Area Code: 312
Local phone numbers have 7 digits.
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