Education in Turkey is good and controlled nationally by the Ministry of Education whose website in English can be found at www.meb.gov.tr
Mediterranean region, to the joy of the millions of sunworshipers who
visit it annually, experiences hot, dry summers typical of southern
Greece and Italy, and mild winters which last only from December to
March. The climate of the Aegean is similar though with slightly lower
is a list of Turkish National holidays. On these days or half
days most banks, all schools and government offices will be closed.
The most important feasts are : the Ramazan ( Seker Bayram ) and the festival of the Sacrifice ( Kurban Bayram ).
These feasts last for 4 days and start every year on a different day.
1 January - New Year.
23 April - Children’s Byram
19 May - Sport Byram.
30 August – Victory (Zafer) Byram.
29 October – Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Byram).
are three types of banks in Turkey, 100% Private Owned, 100% Government
owned and 50%/50% Government / Private. In Touristic areas you can find
banks with English speaking staff. Most of the banks also have websites
with English sections. To open a bank account all you will need is your
passport and a tax number but most banks can sort this out for you.
In Turkey there are both state and private hospitals.
Private hospitals in Touristic areas are now recognising the needs of
the 'foreign patient' market, and have English staff, English-speaking
doctors, and literature.Private health care is cheaper than in other
Local timeall over the country is equal to GMT + 2 hours
Electricity in Turkey is 230V, with 50 Hz frequency. The system uses alternating current (AC).