Language

The official language of  the EUROCK 2016 is English.

Communication

The international country dialing code for Turkey is +90. The outgoing code is 00, followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Mobile phones work in most of the country; the network operators use GSM networks, which will not be compatible with many US cell phones. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts.

Public telephones operate with tokens or cards, sold at post offices or some booths. Through some of the public phones, there is access to AT&T and some other telecommunication networks – please check with your operator for the latest information. Fax messages can be sent from major post offices, or from the hotel. Cellular telephones can be hired.

Electricity

220 volt, 50 cycle. Most hotels have a receptacle with 110 volts. Socket type is European standards.

Weather in Cappadocia – Average Daytime Temperatures

June to August 25 / 35 Degrees Celsius
September to November 10 / 20 Degrees Celsius
December to February -10 / 10  Degrees Celsius
March to May 10 / 20 Degrees Celsius

Currency & Credit Cards 

The Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency of Turkey. Kuruş: Kr.  Minor Unit: 1/100 = kuruş.

Banks and bank machines (automatic tellers) can be found throughout the city. Regular banking hours are 08:30 -17:00, Monday to Friday.  Most banks have automatic teller machines (ATM), which can be accessed 24 hours a  day. Currency Exchange Offices (Döviz Bürosu) are found in tourist, market and commercial areas.

Traveller’s Cheques and Eurocheques can be cashed at the local banks which are open between 8:30 and 17:00 hrs. The major credit cards (such as Visa, MasterCard) are accepted in most Turkish restaurants and shops. You can use your major credit card to pay for most purchases: hotel rooms, rental cars, airline tickets and the more substantial souvenirs. The most popular card is VISA, followed by MASTERCARD/ EUROCARD.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

Automated teller (cash) machines (cashpoints, bancomats) are everywhere in Turkish cities, airports, and even in most small towns.

Choose your language: Turkish or English for sure, and sometimes French and German. Just push a button to get screen prompts in your language.

Important !! Note that Turkish ATM keypads usually do not have alphabetical keys (ABC for 2, DEF for 3, etc: see the keypad at     lower right on this page). If your PIN/password is actually a word, and you’re used to pressing the letter keys, you’ll have to translate your password into numbers. (Your mobile phone keypad may have the letters on it.)

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Business Hours

Government offices are open in weekdays from 8:30 to 17:00 and closed at the weekends.

Health

Turkey has developed as the regional hub for medical and healthcare services in the region, pursuing medical   excellence and strong expertise accompanied with a strong technologic and infrastructural base and current approach to the quality of care. The Turkish private healthcare system is striving to become a strategic global health service provider manufacturing center accommodating not only the regional medical needs but also the needs provided throughout the world.

Clothing

The dress is generally informal in Turkey; however for special evenings ladies compete to wear the latest fashion. For the visitors, it is advisable to bring comfortable shoes and pant suits for daytime visits. The organisers can set the tone for the evenings; in any case it is recommended to bring a cocktail dress. In most restaurants, gentlemen will feel more comfortable with a jacket and tie in the evening and some require formal dress.

Local time :  GMT+2 

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