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Children Safety

• When visiting local attractions, dress kids in bright clothing and designate a meeting site for lost family members. For small children, write down their names and where they are staying and put the paper…

Beach Safety

• Check with the lifeguards about safety conditions around the beach and water areas and tell your kids about unsafe conditions or non-swimming areas. • Beware of rip currents • If your children become separated…

Hotel / Motel Safety

• Take valuables with you or leave them in the hotel safety deposit box. • Never leave money, checks, credit cards, jewelery and other valuables, extra room keys or car keys in the room. •…

Public Transit

• Ask your hotel staff or at any visitor information center in this brochure for directions and bus routes available to and from your destination. • Public transportation system in Istanbul are operated by private…

What should I do if I find myself…

• Dial the state wide Emergency Response Hotline 155 (equivalent to 911 in the USA) from any private or public telephone, to notify the authorities. Ask that to policeman and a police accident investigator come…

On the road

• Make sure to have a valid driver's license and registration for your vehicle. • Car insurance is mandatory. • Be aware that speed limits in Turkey are set in kilometers ( 1 mile =…

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General Information

General Information Turkish laws apply equally to local resident as well as visitors, remember to be respectful, don't do things that you wouldn't do back home and always use common sense. • It's important to…

Istanbul Police Department

Istanbul Police Department Tourism Police If you want us investigate something in Istanbul please let us know. (Charges may apply) Send details to visitistanbul@hotmail.com E-mail: turizmpolisi@iem.gov.tr 7/24 VISITOR'S ASSISTANCE HOT LINE: 155 or (212) 527…