What is the purpose of this page ?
Please click on the question lines and find out about the answers.
Please note that these answers are mainly our personal ideas so they may due to change with other locals that your speak with.
Why do we see Atatürks photos every where and why he is very important ?
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is very important for us because he created a free Turkish nation out of its ashes. He succeeded our independance war agains all allied forces after WWI and sacked the Ottoman Sultan and built todays modern Turkish Republic.
He did not stoped after this and continued to improve Turkey with he challanging revolutions. He calles his biggest revolution as the Turkish Republic.
He is the founder of Turkish Republic and the first president of Turkey.
He has been a real hero for our country that is why you can see him every where in Turkey.
What is the difference between a tour leader and licensed tour guide ?
Tour Guides are proffesionaly trained people.They are all licensed by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry. They either completed a tough education of 6 months courses or a min. 2-4 years university degree. Tour Guides are full of all kinds of information that a tourist may ask about the visited sites such as historical background, geographical knowledge, cultural & international customs.
Editors advice: If you would like to learn about Turkey alwasy ask for a licensed tour guides.
Do we have to wear scarf in Turkey / in Mosques?
This is a very common question asked by our female guests.
But also while you travel the country site you will again notice that this dressing is changing according to traditions and village life where it could be quiet conservative. So in these cases regular clothings such as jeans , t-shirts will be more prefered than mini skirts and tiny tops.
The situation does not change for the mosques as well. If you are visiting a mosque in Istanbul you will be provided a scarf at the entrance but if your are going to enter a mosque in country site it will be better to have for your own.
Are all the restaurants closed during the Ramadan ?
Do I need a Visa to enter Turkey ?
Most nationalities do require a visa to enter to Turkey. However in most cases a visa can be obtained at the port of entry to the country. For further official information you may visit the web site link provided below.