3.Where are you coming?

Table of Contents
1. What you should send us as soon as you are accepted
2. Stuff to have before you come
3. Where are you coming
3.1 General Information and facts about Turkey
3.2 The city: Ankara
3.3 Turkish currency and some prices
3.4 Timezone
3.5 Weather
3.6 Important Numbers
3.7 Useful Words
4. How to arrive to Ankara
4.1 By plane
4.2 By bus
4.3 By train
5. General Informations
5.1 Date
5.2 Accommodation
5.3 Food
5.4 Contact info
1. What you should send us as soon as you are accepted
Your telephone number and your e-mail
Arrival date and time
Departure date and time
If you are vegetarian or allergic
2. Stuff to have before you come
Before all fun starts, there is a little paper work that needs to be done:
Visa: If you need one, don’t forget to ask us to send your official invitation.
Passport: Please check if it’s still valid.
Student ID card
Travel and healt insurance
What to bring with you:
Medicines (if you need it)
Clother for theme party
Anything you need for the International Evening (alcohol, something to eat, flag, a typical
song from your country)
Pocket money (maybe you want to buy some souvenirs for your family&friends)
Solar cream (here the sun is very hot and you can get sunburn)
Sunglasses and sun hat if you are sensitive to sunlight
Your good mood and will have fun 
3.Where are you coming?
3.1 General information and facts about Turkey
General Information about Turkey
Conventional long form
Republic of Turkey
Official Language
75,627,384 (2012 est.)
Map References
Middle East
Total Area
780.580 sq. km
Comparative Area
Slightly larger thar Texas
Neighbour Countries
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bugaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran,
Iraq and Syria
7.200 km
Temperate, hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters;
harsher in interior
Natural Resources
Antimony, coal, chromium, mercury, copper, borate,
sulfur, iron, ore
3.1 Fact about Turkey
The world’s oldest settlement discovered, Çatalhöyük, is located in Central Anatolia and dates since year
6500 BC.
Two of the Seven Wonders of the Earth are located in Turkey. One of them is the Temple of Artemis, and the
other is the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
Virgin Mary spent her last days in a place located near the ancient city Ephesus, in Selçuk.
St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) was born in Patara loacted within Turkey’s borders, and has a church named after
him at Demre.
«Veni. Vidi. Vici.» (I came, I saw, I conquered): These famous word of Julius Caesar were said after his great
victory over the Kingdom of Pontus that was located in the Turkish Black Sea Region.
Homer was born in İzmir, Turkey’s western coast, and in The Iliad he described Troy that was situated in
north to his birthplace.
A part of the south-western coast of Turkey was given as a wedding gift to Cleopatra by Marcus Antonious.
The famous Trojan Wars took place in Turkey’s west side, now an imposing wooden statue of Trojan horse
marks the region in which it took place.
Anatolian Peninsula is the birthplace of many historical characters: Phrygian King Midas, the father of history
Herodotus and St Paul.
The first man who successfully managed to fly was Turkish. In the 17th century Hezarfen Ahmet Çelebi, with
the help of two wings flew from the Galata Tower passed the strait and landed in üsküdar.
First known beauty contest was held in Anatolia, the competitors were Aphrodite, Hera and Athena by the
arbitration of Paris.
The word «Turquoise» has it roots from the «Türk», the Mediterranean Sea at the south of Turkey with its
fascinating colour owes its discovery.
3.2 The City of Ankara
Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the
country's second largest city. It is the center of
the Turkish Government, and an important
commercial and industrial city. Located in Central
Anatolia, Ankara is an important crossroads of
trade, strategically located at the center of Turkey's
highway and railway networks, and serves as the
marketing center for the surrounding agricultural
Anıtkabir is located on an imposing hill,
which forms the Anıttepe quarter of the city,
where the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal
Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey,
stands. Completed in 1953, it is an
impressive fusion of ancient and modern
architectural styles. An adjacent museum
houses a wax statue of Atatürk, his writings,
letters and personal items, as well as an
exhibition of photographs recording
important moments in his life and during the
establishment of the Republic.
3.3 Turkish Currency and Some Prices
If you need, you can change money in banks and in exchange offices.
Banks open from Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm, with one hour of break during noon. Saturday and Sunday closed.
Banks exchange money, at lower prices.
You can also find Exchange Agencies in everywhere and most of them open 7 days/week from 8am to 7pm.
By the way, the better choice will be to take EURO or US Dollars with you so everywhere you can change them easily,
sometimes at lower prices. You can also exchange money at the airport upon arrival at the PTT or bank window,
located just before the exit of the airport, but it is useful to arrive with at least a small amount of lira in case the
exchange window is closed at the time of arrival.
Here are some prices estimated in euro in order to give you some ideas about expenses in Turkey: TL and €
Wine (a bottle)
4 – 8.5
Can of Coke
Water (0,5 liter)
Chocolate (a bar)
0.5 - 2
0.2 – 0.8
Hygienic Pads (packet
with 10)
6 - 10
2.0 – 3.5
A coffee
6 - 12
2.0 - 4.0
Preservatives (box with
6 or 8)
15 - 25
5.0 – 8.5
15 - 70
5.0 – 23.5
3.4 Time Zone: GMT +02:00
3.5 Weather Avarages for September
3.6 Important Numbers:
In order to make national and international phone calls in
Turkey, you should buy a «smart card». With these cards
you can make phone calls anywhere you see a Turk
Telekom Public Phone (They are in blues colors in streets
and public buildings. Smart cars is 4TL.)
International Phone Code: +90
Ambulance: 112
Police: 155
Fire Fighters:110
3.7 Useful Words & Expressions
The longest Turkish word ever formed is
«Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdan mıydınız?»
which means «Are you one of the people whom we
could not get resembled as a citizen of
4. How to arrive to Ankara
1) The ones who will land to Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, you have two options. You can use a
connecting flight to Ankara Esenboğa Airport (explained in 3rd ) , or you can get on a Bus
to Ankara. If you will get on a Bus, you need to go to Esenler Bus Station. And easiest way
to get there is using the Subway
1) The ones who will land to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul, you can use a connecting
flight to Ankara (explained in 3rd) or you can use a Bus to Ankara.If you will use a Bus,
here you need to get to Dudullu Bus Station. You have two options to get to Dudullu Bus
Station, first you can use the Havataş Shuttles to reach Kadıköy, here there are so many
bus companies,you can buy your bus ticket, and free shuttles take you to the Dudullu Bus
Station. Second, you can take a taxi from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Dudullu Bus Station
directly which costs € 10-13.
2) The ones who will use a direct or connecting flight to Ankara Esenboğa Airport, you need
to use the Havaş shuttles to get to AŞTI ( Ankara Bus Station ) Havaş shuttles are near the
exit of Ankara Esenboğa Airport, costs €3-4 and takes aproximately 30-45 min
5. General Information
5.1 Date
The event will occur between 13rd and 21th of September.
5.2 Accomodation
You will be hosted at Dafne Hotel.
5.3 Meals
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast consisting of 20 varieties.
Lunch: Lunch boxes are provided
Dinner: A rich buffet dinner
5.4 Contact Info
You can contact us regarding any questions that you have related to our EoE Ankara 2015
Main Organiser: Mert Ünsal