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Information For Participants

Accommodation: The information about accommodation is here.
Visa information: Most of the travelers to Turkey are required to have a visa. Fortunately, for most of them visas can be obtained at the port of entry in Turkey or from the Turkish Consulate General or Turkish Diplomatic Missions of their home countries. Sticker type visas are issued at the port of entry and allow staying in Turkey for up to 90 days. It is advisable to have a minimum of six months validity on your passport at the date of your entry into Turkey . For more information, please visit the consular information on the web site of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here to reach the official web-page of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Turkey.
Information about city Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors. One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The first settlement of the city goes back to 4000 BC and since then Van was habited by Urartus, Byzantines, Armenians, Kurds and Turks. Naturally the city has numerous monuments and religious sites belonging to these periods. Van, where numerous historical legacies and values are preserved with great care, welcomes a great number of visitors every year. You will not regret getting acquainted with this amazing city.
Weather of Van: The climate in Van is continental. The weather in August has an average high of 28°C and an average low of 15°C.
Travel information: The Van Ferit Melen Airport accommodates domestic flights connected with international flights from all major cities in Turkey:Every day, there are flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport , Ankara Esenboğa Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, Antalya Airport to Van by Turkish Airlines, Anadolu Jet, Pegasus Airlines, etc..
Transportation from Airport: We will transfer all participations from the Van Ferit Melen Airport to Hotels and the campus (during arrival and departure, free of charge).
Transportation from Coach Station: Minibus and bus are available from coach station to the university.
Bank Services: In general Banks are open between 8:30 - 17:30 from Monday to Friday.
Currency: The currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TRY). Actually 1 US $ = 3.50 TRY and 1 Euro = 3.65 TRY (December 21, 2016). For current rate, please visit the site.
Drinking Water: Although it is safe to drink tap water, it is recommended to buy bottled drink water which can be found almost everywhere at stores. You can safely brush your teeth with tap water.
Electricity: Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets/points. Check your appliances before leaving home to see what youll need to plug in when you travel in Turkey. Many appliances such as laptop computers and digital cameras with their on power adapters can be plugged into either 120-volt or 220-volt sockets/points and will adapt to the voltage automatically. But you will need a plug adaptor that can fit into the recessed wall socket/point. Read the technical stuff on your power adapter to see "INPUT: A.C. 100-240V". If it reads that way, it can operate on either 120 or 220 voltage. If it says something like "INPUT: 100-125V", then it can't run on Turkeys 220 volts and you'll need to bring a voltage converter.
Safety: Beware of dangerous and inconsiderate driving, especially when crossing roads. Even if you are on a pedestrian crossing, look carefully before crossing. Turkey is a comparatively safe country as far as crime is concerned, but it is best to take reasonable precautions against pickpockets in crowded areas.

University of Yuzuncu Yil and some accommodation alternatives are marked on the map below.

  Turkish Mathematical Society The University of Yuzuncu Yil - Van İpekyolu Municipality