Polat Erzurum Resort Hotel

March 5 - 8, 2018

We welcome you to

the ICPD Congress

in Erzurum / Turkey

About Turkey

Official NameRepublic of Turkey
Date of FoundationOctober 29, 1923
CapitalAnkara
Largest CitiesIstanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya
Area814.578 km2
LanguageThe official language is Turkish, however English is widely spoken as well.
CurrencyTurkish Lira (TL), on many places dollar and euro got accepted. Major creditcards are accepted by hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks exchange foreign currency with your identity card or passport as a proof of identity.
Time ZoneGMT+2, CET +1 and EST (US- East) +7
Business HoursMonday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
Public Holidays1 January: New Year’s Day
23 April: National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
1 May: Labor and Solidarity Day
19 May: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
30 August: Victory Day
29 October: Republic Day
The religious oriented public holidays fall on different days each year:
  • Ramadan Feast

  • Sacrifice Feast
Travel documentsValuable identity card or international passport and visa. Visa application system: www.evisa.gov.tr
Electricity220V, 50Hz. European standard round two-pin sockets.
International Dial Code+90 – Country Code of Turkey
212 – city code of Istanbul (European Side)
216 – city code of Istanbul (Asian Side)
TaxisTaximeter is used. If you are travelling outside the city boundaries it is usual to agree a fixed rate in advance.
Good to know

  • It is advised not to drink tap water, but only bottled water.

  • All historic sites such as fortresses, castles and ruins and everything in them or on the ground or in the water, are the property of the Turkish government. It is forbidden to take any stone/ piece of it with you.

  • Gratuities are appreciated in hotels, restaurants and shops, without a set amount.