Official Name: Republic of Turkey
Government: Presidential governmental system
Regions: Marmara Region, Black Sea Region, the Aegean Region, the Mediterranean Region, the Central Anatolia Region, the Eastern Anatolia Region, and the Southeastern Anatolia Region.
Population: 79.5 million
Language: Turkish (official), Kurdish
Currency: Turkish Lira
Payment Culture: Cash and credit cards. When buying food and goods from street vendors, markets, and bakeries, you’ll typically pay in cash. If you’re at a restaurant or bar, you can usually pay with a credit card.
Tipping Etiquette: Only tip in cash. In restaurants and cafés, you can tip 5-10%. In Taxis, you don’t have to tip; simply round up the bill. In hotels, you can tip porters and room service 5 TL. Read more about tipping in Turkey here.
Water Quality: Drink filtered water only.