OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
 

TIME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TURKEY AND SOME OTHER COUNTRIES

 Australia  +9     Japan            +6
 Germany    -1     Netherlands      -1
 France     -1     Austria          -1
 England    -2     Spain            -1
 Italy      -1     USA (Atlantic)   -7

 

MISCELLANEOUS FACTS

   Local time : GMT + 2 hrs. (Summer).
   Electricity : 220 volts AC, all over Turkey. The voltage is clearly marked on all hotel outlets.
   Tap water : Safe to drink in all cities since it has been chlorinated.


   Weights and measures : Metric system.
   Foreign newspapers: Available in large cities and tourist areas.
   Interpreter guides: Ministry of Tourism Offices and travel agents can provide professional interpreters and guides. Travel agents are obliged to provide a professional interpreter guides on all of their tours.
   Doctors and dentists : Doctors and dentists can be found in Turkey's major hospitals and, in addition, there are certain foreign-operated hospitals in Istanbul

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE BROADCASTS ON RADIO AND TELEVISION IN TURKEY

Tourism Radio: Aims at promoting Turkey to foreigners visiting the country from the historical, geographical, social, economic and touristic aspects, to give them practical information as well as current events, and of course music. Air time : Daily from 07:30-12:45 and 6:30-10:00 PM local time.

 

Transmitters and frequencies on the FM band:

   Izmir    101.6 MHz
   Antalya  100.6 MHz
   Nevsehir 103.0 MHz
   Kusadasi 101.9 MHz
   Denizli  101.0 MHz
   Bodrum    97.4 MHz
   Istanbul 101.6 MHz
   Marmaris 101.0 MHz
   Kalkan   105.9 MHz

 

News in English, French and German on Tourism Radio, aired daily at 08:30-10:30, 12:30-18:30 and 21:30 hrs. Feature programes are also broadcast in these three languages. TRT TV2 News in English shortly after 22:00 hrs. TRT TV2 Monday at 19:40 CNN in English, TV INT News in English shortly after 23:00 hrs.

 

  - TRT Radio3 on the FM band airs news in English, French and Germany at 09:00, 12:00, 14:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 22:00 hrs. daily.

 

For further information contact
  - The Voice of Turkey
    TRT (External Services) Turkiyenin Sesi Radyosu PO Box 333, Yenisehir - Ankara, Turkey Zip Code: 06443 Tel: (312) 490 98 17, 490 98 06, 05, 30 Fax: (312) 490 98 40, 45

 

Apart from TRT, many hotels and residents have a satellite TV receivers. You may watch CNN, BBC, NBC, MTV, MGM, RTL, EUROSPORT and many more. Cable TV's are widely used in all big cities in Turkey as well.

 


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