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  2. Turkish Alphabet English Sound Pronunciation Example A, a /a/ like 'a' in "father" B, b /b/ like "b" in "book" C, c /dʒ/ like "j" in "joke" Ç, ç /tʃ/ like "ch" in "cheese" D, d /d/ like "d" in "dog" E, e /e/ like "e" in "bed" F, f /f/ like "f" in "fun" G, g /ɡ/ like "g" in "go" Ğ, ğ silent * H, h /h/ like "h" in "hat" I, ı /ɯ/ *The English language does not have an equivalent sound for this letter; it sounds like the Russian letter 'ы'. İ, i /i/ like "i" in "machine" J, j /ʒ/ like "s" in "pleasure" K, k /k/ like "k" in "key" L, l /l/ like "l" in "light" M, m /m/ like "m" in "mother" N, n /n/ like "n" in "no" O, o /o/ like "o" in "more" Ö, ö /ø/ like "u" in "turn" P, p /p/ like "p" in "pen" R, r /ɾ/ like "r" in "run" S, s /s/ like "s" in "sun" Ş, ş /ʃ/ like "sh" in "shoe" T, t /t/ like "t" in "top" U, u /u/ like "oo" in "moon" Ü, ü /y/ like "ew" in "few", "cube", "future", "pure" V, v /v/ like "v" in "van" Y, y /j/ like "y" in "yellow" Z, z /z/ like "z" in "zoo"
  3. Turkey is a country that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that is unmatched by any other destination. From the bustling city of Istanbul to the serene beaches of the Mediterranean and the ancient ruins of Ephesus, Turkey has something for everyone. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the best of Turkey and give you everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable trip. Part I: Planning Your Trip to Turkey Before you embark on your Turkish adventure, it's important to do some planning to ensure you have the best experience possible. The first thing to consider is the best time to visit Turkey. While Turkey is a year-round destination, the best time to visit is from April to May or September to November when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. Next, you'll need to check the visa requirements and entry procedures for your home country. Most visitors can obtain an e-visa online prior to arrival, but some countries may require a visa issued by the Turkish Embassy or Consulate. It's also important to budget for your trip and familiarize yourself with the local currency, which is the Turkish lira. English is widely spoken in tourist areas, but it's always helpful to learn a few key phrases in Turkish. Check out my guides on the Turkish language: How to Pronounce Turkish Letters: A Comprehensive Guide Part II: Exploring the Best of Istanbul Istanbul is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, and it's a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Turkey. Some of the top attractions and landmarks to visit in Istanbul include the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the Grand Bazaar. However, don't forget to also take some time to experience the culture and history of Istanbul, such as a visit to the Topkapi Palace or a Turkish bath. No trip to Turkey is complete without indulging in the delicious food and drink options that Istanbul has to offer. From street food to upscale restaurants, Istanbul has something for every palate. And when it comes to accommodations, Istanbul has a wide range of options to suit every budget, from hostels to luxury hotels. Part III: Discovering the Gems of the Turkish Coastline The Turkish coastline is dotted with picturesque cities and towns, and offers some of the most beautiful beaches and natural wonders in the world. Some of the top coastal destinations to visit in Turkey include Bodrum, Antalya, and Marmaris. In addition to relaxing on the beach, there are plenty of adventures and activities to experience along the coast, such as hiking, diving, and sailing. Accommodations along the Turkish coastline range from budget-friendly guesthouses to all-inclusive resorts, so there's something for every traveler. Part IV: Delving into the Rich History of Central Turkey Central Turkey is home to some of the most important historical and cultural sites in the world. The unique landscape of Cappadocia, with its fairy chimneys and underground cities, is a must-see. In addition, the ancient city of Ephesus offers a glimpse into the rich history of the region, and Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, is home to important government buildings and museums. Accommodations in central Turkey range from cave hotels in Cappadocia to luxury resorts in Ankara, so you're sure to find the perfect place to stay. Part V: Experiencing the Diversity of Eastern Turkey Eastern Turkey is a region of incredible diversity, with a unique blend of cultures, religions, and landscapes. Mount Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-visit destination, with its giant statues and stunning views. The region also offers a variety of adventure and outdoor activities, such as hiking in the Kaçkar Mountains or skiing in the Palandöken Mountains. The eastern region of Turkey is also home to many cultural and historical sites, such as the ancient city of Ani and the Ishak Pasha Palace. And don't forget to try the local cuisine, which includes delicious dishes such as kebabs and baklava. Part VI: Practical Tips for Traveling in Turkey To make the most of your trip to Turkey, here are some practical tips to keep in mind: Dress modestly, especially when visiting mosques or other religious sites. Haggling is common in markets and bazaars, so be prepared to negotiate prices. Tipping is expected in restaurants and cafes, usually around 10% of the total bill. Be prepared for some language barriers outside of tourist areas, so it's helpful to have a translation app or phrasebook. Always carry some cash with you, as not all places accept credit cards. 🚢✈🧳 Traveling around Turkey is an unforgettable experience that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. From the bustling city of Istanbul to the serene beaches of the Mediterranean, the ancient ruins of Ephesus to the unique landscape of Cappadocia, Turkey has something for everyone. With a little planning and preparation, you can enjoy all that Turkey has to offer and make memories that will last a lifetime.
  4. Getting a Password in PTT You can get the e-Devlet password (also known as e-Devlet Şifresi) at the post office (PTT). To do this, you need to go to PTT with your ikamet and cash and ask the operator for "e-Devlet Şifresi". The service of getting the password costs only a couple of liras, and I don't write the exact price due to high inflation. It may become obsolete tomorrow Login without Password If you already have an account with a Turkish bank linked to your ikamet, then you don't need to get the e-Devlet password because you can log in to the website through banks without a password: What's next? After obtaining the password, you can access many Turkish government services on the website, such as: registering your address of residence, getting a certificate of registered address (needed to extend your residence permit), paying the tax for a phone imported from abroad to unlock the IMEI, terminating contracts for utilities (water, electricity) and returning your deposit to your Turkish bank account via IBAN, and much more ☺️
  5. To check your address registration and obtain a document about it, you can visit the e-devlet website, which is a Turkish government services website. To gain access to e-devlet, see the topic "how to get a password for e-devlet". If you just need to check your registered address Log in to the e-devlet website and go to your address information section: https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/adres-bilgilerim Your profile (Benim Sayfam) Tab "My Information" (Bilgilerim) Menu item "Information about my address" (Adres Bilgilerim) If the table with the address has only dashes, it means that there is no information about your registration, and you must register your address as soon as possible. If you need to get a certificate of address registration for an organization (for example, for Göç İdaresi to apply for a residence permit extension) The service for obtaining a registration certificate is called "Yerleşim Yeri (İkametgah) ve Diğer Adres Belgesi Sorgulama" and is available at this link: https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/nvi-yerlesim-yeri-ve-diger-adres-belgesi- sorgulama Note! The registration address certificate is only valid for 30 days, so don't rush to order it too early. Order it when you already know the exact date of your rendezvous and there are less than 30 days left before it. Open the link to get a certificate on the e-devlet website: https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/nvi-yerlesim-yeri-ve-diger-adres-belgesi-sorgulama Log in to the website Check the box and click the "Devam et" ("Continue") button. Choose "Kendisi" if you are getting the certificate for yourself (foreigners get the certificate for their children at the nufus), and click "Devam et". In the drop-down menu, select "Kuruma İbraz" and enter the name of the organization where you will present the registration certificate in the field that appears. In our case, enter "Göç İdaresi" and click "Sorgula". A PDF file will open. Save and print it. This is your address registration certificate. You will need to submit it to the Göç İdaresi when renewing your residence permit.
  6. Foreigners who have received a residence permit in Turkey are obliged to register their residence address within 20 days of receiving the permit. Penalties are provided for failure to comply with this obligation. It is also impossible to apply for an extension of a residence permit and to open accounts in many banks without registration. In Turkish, this procedure is called "Adres Kayıt", which means "Address Registration". In some contexts, it may also be referred to as "Address Notification" or "Address Declaration". Ways to register your residence address: Offline at the Göç İdaresi (migration office) or Nüfus (population registry office), depending on your situation. To begin, you can go to the Göç İdaresi with your documents and say "Adres Kayıt" (Address Registration), and they will tell you what to do next. Online on the e-devlet website (Turkish "e-government"): https://www.turkiye.gov.tr/adres-degisikligi-bildirimi. This method is only suitable if you have an e-İmza or Mobil İmza and no one is registered in your apartment (see also: how to get a password for e-devlet). To obtain a certificate of residence address, which is required for extending a residence permit, you can go to e-devlet: How to check your registered address on e-devlet in Turkey and obtain a certificate for Göç İdaresi. For more detailed information about services related to changing your address, please visit the Nüfus website: https://www.nvi.gov.tr/adres-hizmetleri
  7. After the visa-free stay period expires, many people wonder how they can enter Turkey legally. Fortunately, the Turkish government offers a conditional entry program called Şartlı - Giriş, which allows eligible individuals to enter Turkey for a short period of time (10 days). If the purpose of your stay is to apply for a residence permit, you have the right to use such permission to enter. However, you are required to apply for a residence permit within 10 days after entry. When entering Turkey using Şartlı - Giriş, you are required to sign a form:
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