Turkey

Time Zone: GMT +2

Country Code: +90

Emergency Phone Numbers: Ambulance 112, Fire Dept. 110, Police 155

Internet Access: The wireless internet access for notebook users is available at the official hotel.

Average Temperature:

         Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

  6 °C

6 °C

8 °C

11 °C

15 °C

19 °C

21 °C

21 °C

19 °C

15 °C

11 °C

8 °C

In October the weather in Zonguldak is generally warm. Daily temperatures are expected to range between 15 – 22 C. 

Electric Power: C, E, F

In Turkey, electricity is supplied at 220 Volt / 50Hz AC. Most hotels have a receptacle with 110 volts. Two-pin round plugs are used.

Currency & Credit Cards: The official currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY).

ATM’s are widely available in Zonguldak, and you should have no problem if you land in the city with nothing but a credit card. VISA and Master Card credit cards are accepted by almost every merchant, shops, or cafe and restaurant. Almost all banks provide the option of making withdrawals in multiple types of currencies such as US Dollar, Euro or Turkish Lira.

Foreign Exchange: You can change currency and get cash in Turkish Lira at the airport, through banks or exchange bureaus, or you can directly withdraw Liras from any ATM. Exchange offices (döviz) are quite frequent and easy to spot, especially in international areas. It is possible to change a variety of currencies is, and bureaus do not charge commission. However, the exchange rates may differ slightly from one another.

Banking: Banking services, ATMs, and currency exchange are available at the Zonguldak Airport in the arrivals and departures floors of the Domestic Terminal. Banks are open from 08.30 to 17.00 from Monday to Friday, with a break between 12.00 to 13.30. They are closed on the weekends and on public holidays.

Driving License: International Driving Licenses are recognized throughout Turkey. Car rental companies ask for a valid driving license.

Insurance: Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. At the time you register for the Meeting and book your travel, you may wish to take an insurance policy of your choice. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside of restaurants, public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, supermarkets, department stores, and government offices. Offenders can be fined up to 188 Turkish Liras. In line with efforts to improve the nightlife experience for all, there are smoking restrictions on entertainment outlets.

• Indoor public places e.g. shops, shopping/neighborhood centers factories, offices regardless of whether they are air conditioned

• Lift and hotel lobbies

• Within 5m of entrances and exits to indoor area of buildings and facilities where smoking is prohibited.

• Playground and exercise areas

• Markets

• Ferry terminals.