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TTG Photo Contest - Hit us with your best Istanbul shot

Turkey Travel Group is organizing its first photo contest and we would love you to participate. We hope you will remember the amazing time you had in Istanbul and give you the chance to visit again.

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6 tricks to win TTG’s Photo Contest

Some tips to get your picture to be a Facebook rock star!

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Istanbul with Kids

Istanbul is a friendly city to bring your kids. People here love children and there are plenty of activities that will make your kids love Istanbul. WE put together a list of the most kid-friendly “things to do”.

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Useful Turkish Words

For those who speak Latin or Anglo-Saxon languages, Turkish is a hard language to learn. And it’s also very hard for Turks to learn English, which makes communication difficult when visiting the country. Here you can find the most common expressio...

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Best National Parks in Turkey

Turkey has 41 registered national parks. We think they are all beautiful and worth visiting but as most visitors have limited times, we decided to put together a list of our 6 favorites:

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Istanbul: The Asian Side

The Asian side is mostly ignored by visitors because it doesn't have has much history and impressive monuments as the European side. But it has its pearls. Check them out here:

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Tourist offices in Istanbul

Tourism offices are always helpful to learn more about the city and how to make the most of it. Here are the directions to the most central and convenient help centers in Istanbul. Usually they have English speaking staff in these offices.

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About Turkey

Information About Turkey

Essential Information on Turkey: Visas, Currency, Food, Communications...

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Geography Of Turkey

Geography Of Turkey

Turkey is a vast peninsula with all kinds of climates and geographical formations. There are mountains, lakes, beaches and forests. Learn a bit more about it here.

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History And Civilizations

History And Civilizations

The history of Turkey goes back to 10,000 year-old civilisations. It was home to some of the most influent empires in the world and it has incredible monuments which prove it.

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Turkish Art & Culture

Turkey is a country with a lot of history and several cultures meet here. Therefore Turkish arts are very rich and complex, don't miss it when travelling to Turkey.

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Lifestyle In Turkey

Lifestyle In Turkey

Turkey has a rich variety of cultures and traditions, some dating back centuries and others or more recent heritage. The visitor to Turkey will find a great deal that is exotic, and also much that is reassuringly familiar. The intriguing blend of ...

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Featured Destinations

Featured Destinations

Turkey has incredible destinations from North to South and East to West! Learn a bit more about them here and start planning you vacations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to the most frequent questions on Turkey.

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Top 10 attractions in Istanbul

Top 10 attractions in Istanbul

Istanbul is a city with an incredible past and a beautiful heritage. Nowadays you can see how different religions, architectures and cultures blend in a beautiful city. Different empires left amazing attractions that you can’t miss. Here is our to...

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Shopping Malls in Istanbul

Shopping malls are a recent concept in Istanbul as the oldest one goes back to the 80’s. But nowadays, more and more, new and huge shopping malls are popping up in Istanbul. Here’s our top 5:

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Istanbul Transport Fares

Istanbul Transport Fares

There are basically two ways to pay for the fare: a token, called Jeton, which you can buy in machines close to tram stations or metro stations. Each Jeton is the equivalent to a one way ride and it costs 4 liras. The other option is to buy an Ist...

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Airport Transfers & Transportation

Istanbul is one of the most searched destinations in the world and it has two airports: one in the European Side and one in the Asian Side.

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Istanbul: Beyoglu District

Beyoğlu is a district located on the European side of Istanbul, separated from the old city by the Golden Horn. It was known as Pera during the Middle Ages, and this name remained in common use until the early 20th century.

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Fatih District – Off the Beaten Path

Fatih is a district in Istanbul, Turkey that encompasses the peninsula coinciding with historic Constantinople. Fatih borders the Golden Horn to the north and the Sea of Marmara to the south, while the Western border is demarked by the Theodosian ...

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The Best of Turkish Street Food

Street food is a must in Istanbul. The city has so many people, always rushing, which makes it the perfect fit for this lifestyle. Here are the classics:

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Ferries in Istanbul

Ferries (vapur in Turkish) are one of the most convenient transportation methods. You can skip the traffic and have really nice views as well. In the European Side there are four ports which are the most used: Kabatas, Karakoy, Besiktas and Eminon...

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The 4 drinks you should try in Turkey

Turkish drinks are deeply connected with the country’s culture. Each has its own social role and it is consumed according the circumstances. Shall we start?

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Best Turkish Desserts

Turkish desserts are one of the best parts of Turkish food. The list is endless and suitable for all tastes. Here are our favorites:

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Istanbul Maps

Istanbul is a city very easy city to figure out. The Bosphorus helps you figure out your way and therefore it’s hard to get lost. Having said that, we thought it would be nice to give you a first idea on where the most important sites are and how ...

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Istanbul Museum Card

The Museum Pass Istanbul is a time-limited card that allows you to see Istanbul’s most treasured museums, easily and economically. It is sold to anyone who does not reside in Turkey,

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Weather and Seasons in Istanbul

Istanbul’s weather is a bit different than visitors expect. It’s usually very cold and grey, except in the summer of course. Here are some tips so you can decide what to pack and when to come.

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