When to visit?

April through October have the best wheather,with tempratures averaging 65 F to 85 F.The summer months June through August are hot and high season 95 F to 105 F.

American citizens need an e-visa,which can be easily applied for online 24/7 at www.evisa.gov.tr.  The visa is approved within 72 hours and is valid for 3 months.Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your ecpected date of entry into Turkey.

UN agrees to change Turkey’s official name to ‘Türkiye’

Turkey began the move to change its internationally recognised official name in English to Turkish in December,at 2 June 2022.

The United Nations has changed the Republic of Turkey’s country name at the organisation from “Turkey” to  “Türkiye”, following a request from Ankara for the change.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that a letter had been received from the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, requesting the use of “Türkiye” instead of “Turkey” for all affairs.Because there is no letter -ü- at international keyboards,it will be used as 'Turkiye' at online platforms.

It is clear that knowing a country in several weeks are impossible.You may have a glimpse at a country in several weeks.But we,turkey travel sites team,want you do have real experience of Turkey as much as possible and understanding of Turkish life and culture.For that reason we have some suggestions to you before arrive in Turkey;

Reading suggestions ; 

Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk (He is a famous Nobel Prize- winning Turkish author. Pamuk is a post-modernist writer. He has won many writing awards around the world. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 12 2006, which made him the first Turkish person to win the Nobel Prize.)

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Three daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak  is a Turkish-British novelistessayistpublic speakerpolitical scientist and activist. Her books have been translated into 55 languages and been nominated for several literary awards. Described by The Financial Times as "Turkey's leading female novelist", several of her works have been bestsellers in Turkey and internationally.


Movies ;

The Water Divener by Russell Crowe is a 2014 drama film starring and directed by Russel Crowe  who travels to Turkey soon after World War I  to find his three sons who never returned. 

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Devrim Arabaları (Cars of Revolution) In the years of military coup,Turkey was unable to produce its own cars.But Pasha believed that Turkish people can produce their own cars so he ordered two cars.Gunduz and engineers with him must produce two cars in only 130 days!

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Documentary ; 

A very short history of Turkey in 10 minutes ;




Magnificent Istanbul...Love of continents...