Welcome to Turkey

Location: Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world's most popular tourism destinations. Due to Turkey's diverse geography, one can experience four different climates in any one day. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.

Skiing fans, mountain climbers, trekkers, hikers and hunters can enjoy new and unforgettable experiences in Turkey. Turkey is, above anything else, a huge open-air museum, a repository of all the civilizations nurtured by the soils of Anatolia. The huge amount of historical and archaeological wealth in Turkey seems more appropriate for an entire continent than a single country. Recently, a new field of tourism has opened up: health tourism. The country is in fact rich with hot springs, healing waters and healing muds, which come highly recommended by the medical authorities as a remedy for many diseases.

General Information

The official language is Turkish. English is widely spoken in major cities. The currency is TL (Turkish Lira). 1 Euro approximately equals to 2,5 Turkish Liras. Time zone is GMT+2; CET +1; and EST (US -East) +7. The workweek in Turkey runs from Monday to Friday. Banks, government offices and majority of corporate offices open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM. Visas are easily obtained upon arrival at the airport and are required for citizens of most countries. Electricity is 220V. European standard round two-pin sockets are used. Cities and major touristic towns have a selection of private international and public hospitals with good standards. As with many Mediterranean nations Turkish food is very healthy, fresh and enjoyable. Tap water is chlorinated and, therefore, safe to drink. However, it is recommended that you consume bottled water, which is readily and cheaply available. Turkey has three GSM operators, all of them offering 3G services and almost 95% coverage over the country. Internet service is available all around the country. International Dial Code is +90.

Istanbul

Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city of Turkey. Istanbul metropolitan province had 13.26 million people living in it as of December, 2010, which is 18% of Turkey's population and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe (if its Asian half is counted) after London and Moscow. The city in its administrative limits had 8.8 million residents counted in the latest Turkish census from 2000. Istanbul is a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country. It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.

During its long history, Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman Empire (330-395), the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire (395-1204 and 1261-1453), the Latin Empire (1204- 1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1922). When the Republic of Turkey was proclaimed on 29 October 1923, Ankara, which had previously served as the headquarters of the Turkish national movement during the Turkish War of Independence, was chosen as the new Turkish State's capital. Istanbul was chosen as a joint European Capital of Culture for 2010 and the European Capital of Sports for 2012. Istanbul is currently bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. The historic areas of the city were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

Restaurants Nearby

Bebek Region (map)

Restaurant

Price

Capacity

Cuisine

Address

Phone

Kennedy Lodge

$

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Homemade

South Campus

+902123596577

Teras Kantin

$

+

 

South Campus

+902123594552

Orta Kantin

$

 

Sandwich

South Campus

+902123594551

Student Cafeteria

$

+++

Homemade

South Campus

 

Bogazici Uni. Sosyal Tesisleri

$$

+++

 

South Campus, Bebek

+902123581500

Taps Brewery

$$$

+++

Beer, Fast food

Cevdet Pasa Cd. No 119

+902122638700

Starbucks

$$

+++

Coffee

Ceydet Pasa Cd. No 30/A

+902122874363

Caffe Nero

$$

++

Coffee

Ceydet Pasa Cd. No 20/B

+902122874363

Kitchenette

$$$

+++

 

Cevdet P. Cd. Ipek Sk. No 1

+902123585697

KIRINTI

$$$

+++

 

Cevdet Pasa Cd. No 35

+902122576727

Midpoint

$$$

+++

 

Cevdet Pasa Cd. No 39/B

+902122654037

  

Hisarüstü Region (map)

Restaurant

Price

Capacity

Cuisine

Address

Phone

New Hall Terrace

$

+++

Homemade

North Campus

+905322772583

Student Cafeteria

$

+++

Homemade

North Campus

 

Aperatif

$

+

Homemade

Cami Sk. No 12/B

+902122633034

Mutfak

$

+

Homemade

Cami Sk. No 12/1

+902122637574

Garden Aspava

$-$$

++

Kebab

Cami Sk. No 5/A

+902122633730

Kiliçoglu Kebap

$-$$

++

Kebap

Cami Sk. No 2

+902122659898

Kahve Diyari

$-$$

+++

 

Akaygen Sk. No 2

+902122639095

Rooftop Café & Bar

$$

+++

 

Nispetiye Cd. No 17

+902122872223

La Liberta Plus

$

++

Pub

 

+905379378021

Burger@

$$

++

Burger

Nispetiye Cd. No 13/B

+902122574484

Börekci

$

 

Pastry

Nispetiye Cd. No 13

+902122292028

Simit Sarayi

$

 

Breakfast, Pastry

6. Sk. No 21

+902122873414

Simit Sarayi

$

 

Breakfast, Pastry

Nispetiye Cd. No 144/B

+905321562490

Pogacaci

$

 

Pastry

Nispetiye Cd. No 144

+902122631324

Teras Cafe

$-$$

++

Kebab

Nispetiye Cd. No 154

+902122651077

Hazal Ana ─░skender

$-$$

++

Kebab

Nispetiye Cd. No 29

+902122570000

Hisar Namli Dürüm Evi

$-$$

++

Kebab

Nispetiye Cd. No 21

+902122578579

Golden China

$-$$

 

Chinese

Nispetiye Cd. No 49

+905413364839

Sükrü Baba Ocakbasi

$$

++

Kebap, Raki

 

 

La Liberta

$

+

Pub

 

 

Salvador

$

++

Pub

4. Sk, No 1

+902122579431

Yenice

$-$$

+

Homemade

Nispetiye Cd. No 57

+902122874697

Dalyan Balik

$-$$

+

Seafood

Nispetiye Cd. No 59/1B

+902122576671

Domino’s Pizza

$$

++

Pizza

 

 

Wonderland

$-$$

+++

International cuisine

Nispetiye Cd. No 65/A

+902122878475

Burger House

$$

++

Burger

Nispetiye Cd. No 67/A

+902122576786

Tahin

$$

++

Libanese

Nispetiye Cd. No 69/A

+902122634911

To Stage

$-$$

++

Pub, Fast food

Nispetiye Cd. No 81/A

+902122570187

Nexus

$

++

Pub

Nispetiye Cd. No 95

+902123581637

Park Kasap Steakhouse

$-$$

++

Steakhouse

Nispetiye Cd. No 101/A

+902122659220

 

Etiler Region (map)

Restaurant

Price

Capacity

Cuisine

Address

Phone

Gunaydin

$$$

+++

Steakhouse

Seher Yildizi Sk. No 15

+902122655252

Big Chefs

$$$

+++

 

Nispetiye Cd. No 89

+902122638353

Nusr-et Steakhouse

$$$$

+++

Steakhouse

Nispetiye Cd. No 87

+902123583022

P. F.  Chang’s

$$$

+++

Chinese

Nispetiye Cd. No 94

+902123586060

Limonata

$$

+++

 

Nispetiye Cd. No 96

+902122650055

Starbucks

$$

+++

Coffee

Nispetiye Cd. No 90

+902122636607

Mado

$$

+++

 

Nispetiye Cd. No 86

+902122637241

Casita

$$

++

Turkish ravioli

Nispetiye Cd. No 65/A

+902122637007

China Stix & Sushi

$$

++

Chinese

Nispetiye Cd. No 61/A

+902122634748

Midpoint

$$$

+++

 

Nispetiye Cd. No 14

+902122870710

Akmerkez

$$

+++

Food court

Nispetiye Cd. No 166-192

+902122820170

 


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