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Emergency Phones

For a comprehensive list of Turkish emergency phone numbers, please download this PDF file. SAFETY AND SECURITY Because of the war in Iraq, most countries in the region are on alert. Turkey is currently not at war with Iraq. The general security situation throughout Turkey is stable. The areas where there are high concentration of […]


Daily Trip Info

Balcova, on the road to Cesme, is one of Turkey’s largest thermal spas, with excellent facilities for guests. Camalti, 15 km west of Karsiyaka, is an area of coastal marshes and salt fields that is preserved as an important bird sanctuary the – Izmir Bird Paradise. Enthusiasts can spot many species, including flamingoes and pelicans. […]


City History

Izmir, historically Smyrna, is the third most populous city of Turkey and the country’s largest port after Istanbul. It is located in the Gulf of Izmir, by the Aegean Sea. It is the capital of Izmir Province. The city of Izmir is composed of 9 metropolitan districts. These are Balçova, Bornova, Buca, Çigli, Gaziemir, Güzelbahçe, […]


City Guide

Smyrna, now Izmir, is an ancient city that was founded at a very early period at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. Aided by its advantageous port conditions, its ease of defence and its good inland connections, Smyrna rose to prominence before the Classical Era. Its importance can be said […]