Cities in Turkey

There’s obviously more cities in Turkey, but these are the ones that is currently added to the guide.

What is the top gay cities in Turkey?

Darling, the top gay cities in Turkey are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Antalya. These cities have a more vibrant LGBTQ+ scene and nightlife for you to enjoy 😘.

What currency is used in Turkey?

Turkey uses the Turkish Lira (TRY) as its currency. Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities, but it's always a good idea to have some cash handy, especially in small businesses and local markets.

Is it expensive in Turkey?

Honey, Turkey offers a great value for money! While it's not dirt cheap, you can definitely find affordable food, accommodation, and attractions in comparison to Western Europe.

Do I need any extra paperwork to visit Turkey?

You may need a visa depending on your nationality. Most tourists can obtain an e-Visa online before traveling. Check the official Turkish e-Visa website and your government's travel advisories for the most up-to-date information.

Is Turkey gay friendly?

Turkey is a little bit of a mixed bag, sweetheart. While homosexuality is legal, you might encounter conservative attitudes in some regions. However, in bigger cities like Istanbul, there are gay-friendly establishments and a more open-minded atmosphere.

Is gay marriage allowed in Turkey?

Oh, honey! Unfortunately, gay marriage isn't legally recognized in Turkey. But don't let that stop you from celebrating love with your special someone.

Can I use English in Turkey?

Yes, darling, you can definitely use English in Turkey, especially in touristy areas. However, learning a few basic phrases in Turkish will charm your way into the locals' hearts ❤️.

Should I leave a tip for the waiter in Turkey?

Yes, sugar! A tip of 10-15% is a lovely gesture to show appreciation to the waitstaff for their service.

What's the best time of year to visit Turkey?

Spring (April-May) and Fall (September-October) are the fabulous times to visit Turkey. The weather is b-e-a-utiful, and the tourist crowds are thinner, giving you more room to strut your stuff.

What's the local language in Turkey, and how do I say basic phrases?

Turkish is the local language. Here are some fun phrases to get you started:
- Merhaba: Hello
- Teşekkürler: Thank you
- Aşkım: My love (😉)
- Tüm renkler güzeldir: All colors are beautiful (For a dash of pride 🌈)

What's the local cuisine like in Turkey, and what are some must-try dishes?

Turkish cuisine is as rich as their fabulous history! You ought to try:
- Baklava: Sweet pastry with nuts
- Döner: Seasoned meat in pita bread
- Manti: Turkish ravioli
- Meze: Assorted small dishes to share, perfect for a fabulous feast!

What are the emergency numbers, and how do I call for help in Turkey?

Here are the emergency numbers in Turkey, sweetie:
- 112: Medical emergency
- 155: Police
- 110: Fire brigade
Stay safe and have a fantastic trip!

Are there any cultural taboos or behaviors that I should avoid in Turkey?

While in Turkey, honey, dress modestly in religious sites, avoid overt displays of affection, and steer clear of discussions on sensitive political topics. Respect the local customs and enjoy your fabulous Turkish adventure!