Useful links

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General Sites

     •  The Council of Higher Education:
     •  Turkish National Agency:
     •  The Council of Higher Education - Bologna Process Turkey:
     •  Ministry of Culture and Tourism:
     •  Istanbul's Official City Guide:
     •  Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul:
     •  Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
     •  Police Department of Foreigners:
     •  Turkish State Meteorological Services (for weather forecasts):
     •  Turk Telekom (Yellow Pages style website):

Practical Sites

     •  Ataturk Airport:
     •  Sabiha Gokcen Airport:
     •  Havas Shuttle Buses from/to Istanbul Airports:
     •  Istanbul Main Bus Station:
     •  Turkish Railways (for train timetables):
     •  Istanbul Transportation System (for bus lines):
     •  Istanbul Seabus Company (for ferry timetables):
     •  The Universal Money Converter:

Cultural Sites 

    •  Erasmus Students Network Turkey:
    •  Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art:
    •  Biletix Ticket Master:
    •  Istanbul's City Guide:
    •  Hurriyet Daily News:
    •  Turkish Press (Summary of news from a range of newspapers):

Expat Sites

    • (Excellent source of information of interest to expats in English and French)
    • (Information about Istanbul's palaces, mosques, museums, historical places, churches, Bosphorus with high quality photos, as well as interactive map and videos)
    • (Information for expats living in Turkey, with several discussion forums)
    • (Expatriate resource centre aimed at British people)
    • (Forum for expats to exchange information, with a section for selling cars, electrical goods etc.)

Turkish Language Sites

    • (Online Turkish classes by Texas University)
    • (Elementary Turkish lessons addressing grammar and vocabulary)
    • (Online Turkish classes to learn Turkish language; includes listening exercises recorded by native speakers, online dictionary, pronunciation guide, vocabulary and etc.)


    •  Acıbadem Hospital:
    •  German Hospital:
    •  American Hospital:
    •  European Florence Nightingale Hospital:
    •  Austrian St. George Hospital:
    •  Istanbul Surgery Hospital:
    •  Bayindir Hospital:
    •  Cankaya Hospital:
    •  Medline:
    •  International SOS:


    •  Akbank:
    •  Denizbank:
    •  Garanti Bank:
    •  Isbank: