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AIESEC EskiĹ&#x;ehir Reception Booklet


Your journey is about to begin ! It’s a great pleasure to «Welcome» you to our warm country and we glad to present you our city to help you prepare yourself to many exiting life changing experiences ! What can you expect a country and it’s people ? What do you definitely need to do or see when you are in Turkey ? And what do you need to prepare for your impeding journey ? If any of those questions went through your mind, then we will answer them in this booklet. It’s filled with tips and aspects about Turkey. It also can help you to know how to make the most out of your stay in our country. We prepared this booklet to help you in your first step of your exiting stay in Turkey. We are more then glad to Show you our country and will hope to learn more about yours.


CONTENT Country Information……………………………… 4 Map of Turkey………………………………………..5 Overview of Turkey………………………………..6 Life in Eskişehir……………………………………...7 About Eskişehir………………………………………8 Education……………………………………………… 9-11 Shopping malls…………………………………….…12 Porsuk River…………………………………………..13 Adalar ………………………………………………….. 14 Odunpazarı houses……………………………….. 15 Sazova Prk……………………………………………. 16 Şelale Park….………………………………………….17 Kentpark…………………………………………….... 18

CONTENT Turkish foods………………………………… 19 Electricity……………………………………….20 Money matters……………………………… 21-22 Language………………………………………. 23 Useful some Turkısh Words…………… 23 Useful some Turkısh Numbers………. 24 Transportation……………………………….25-26-27 Useful Phone Number…………………… 28 AIESEC Eskişehir……………………………..29-31


COUNTRY INFORMATION


MAP OF TURKEY


Overview of Turkey

Official Name: Turkish Republic Founder: Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK Capital: Ankara Area Total area: 814.578 Sq Km. Km of Beaaches : 8333 Sq Km. Time Zone : UTC+2, UTC+3 Economy Currency : Turkish Lira GDP ( ppp) : 1073 trillion $ Per Capital : 14.517 $ Politics 1 term is 5 years parliaments. President : Abdullah gül Prime Minister : Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Population Total population : 74.724.269 Female population Average : %49.8 Male Population Average : %50.2 Religion Muslim : %99.54 Christian : %0.20 Jewish : %0.035


Life in EskiĹ&#x;ehir


Eskişehir was founded in 1000 BC by Frigs at the banks of the Porsuk River. The city is located at a major crossroad in Turkey. World wide famous historical personalities like Yunus Emre and Nasrettin Hoca (Hodja) was from Eskişehir. Eskişehir is also famous by meerschaum craftsmanship and hot spring waters which cures various diseases. Eskisehir is one of the oldest settlements (3500 BC) in this region. It was founded in the 3rd millenium BC by the Phrygians along the banks of the Porsuk River and its banks. The city has many places of interest; the Archaeological Museum which houses the Phrygian objects and sculptures; the Ottoman House Museum which is a very fine example of the 19th century local architecture and has many local ethnographical items. There are three significant tombs around Eskisehir: the Sheik Edibali Tomb, the Kumbet Baba Tomb, and the Cupola of Alemsah. The Phrygian Valley, the Falcon Fortress, the Unfinished Monument, and the Gerdek Rock are other historical sites to visit. In Eskisehir you will frequently see items made of meerschaum since this is the place where it originates.


Education (universities)


Anadolu University was created in 1982 from the union of four existing higher education institutes in EskiĹ&#x;ehir: the Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences of EskiĹ&#x;ehir, the State Academy of Architecture and Engineering, the Institute of Education, and a medical school. As the Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences was founded earliest (in 1958).


EskiĹ&#x;ehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) is a state University the origin of which dates back to the foundation of the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Letters and Applied Sciences in 1970. These pioneering faculties became the founders of Anadolu University in 1972.


SHOPPING MALLs

Kanatl覺 Mall

Espark Mall


PORSUK RIVER Porsuk River offers nice sighseeing route for visitors of Eskisehir. Boats depart from opposite of Migros Market. During the tour you can see the streets and bridges. No audio guide system or guided tour

Also there are private tours and gondola tours during summer. Sightseeing boat tour on Porsuk is a must do in Eskisehir. It is not only unique but nice way to explore city. There are about 20 bridges on the river of Porsuk. Those bridges are painted in different colours and some have statues such as fishermans, lions etc.


ADALAR

Tea, coffee or a lunch break can be made at cafes and restaurants with a unique view to Porsuk creek, which makes the city alive.


ODUNPAZARI HOUSES

There is an opportunity to witness history while wandering through the most beautiful examples of 19th Century architecture with meandering pathsand dead-end streets.


SCIENCE ARTS AND CULTURE PARK (SAZOVA PARK) After touring Children's dream world and horizons expanding EskiĹ&#x;ehir’s largest park by train, a galleon (Pirate Ship) with a great importance in the history of maritime can also be visited. America has been discovered by such a galleon (SANTA MARIA). At the forefront of the fairy tale castle, constructed by inspiration from various towers in Turkey, water skiing can be made or optimist training can be taken in the artificial pond. (Park is reachable by public bus 17 or by small buses in direction to Sazova district)


Ĺželale Park


V KENT PARK People of Eskisehir and visitors can enjoy sea pleasure at the Mediterranean Coasts reminding famous beach of Kentpark. Another activity in the park is to participate in riding trainings and experience a ride on a horse at the manege.


Turkish Foods


ELECTRICITY Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points. •Turkish electrical plug— the business end Four- and five-star hotels often provide North American-style 120 volts, 60 Hz flush-mounted sockets (points) for North American flat-prong plugs. •If you need to buy a plug to fit yours we can help you when you come here too. First picture is our plug-in and the other one is one of the tools you can use in here.


MONEY MATTERS Payphone card………………….….3 dollar Beer……………………………………..2 dollar Nespaper…………………………..…25 cent Coffee…………………………………..2 dollar Fentrance in a clob…………..….10 dollar Cinema …………………………….....6 dollar Packet of cigarettes…………..….4 dollar Fast Food meal……………………..4 dollar Bus ticket……………………………...1 dollar Sandwiches…………………………..2 dollar Refreshments……………………….3 dollar Water (500ml)……………………..25 cent Dinnerin a restaurant……………. 6-7 dollar Souvenir……………………………….5-15 dollar


Money, Money, Money‌ These above costs have been approximately calculated considering today's prices. They regard the average monthly cost of living of a Turkish student. Of course, they also regard a "normal, not luxurious lifestyle, but quite good. The "General Costs“ involve entertainment, trips and other activities. We'll try to make it as low as possible for you, but the rest depends on you. You can estimate it from the other information given in the reception booklet. Also; you can check the prices for everything from here : http://www.numbeo.com/cost-ofliving/city_result.jsp?country=Turkey&city=Eskisehi r&displayCurrency=EUR


LANGUAGE ( some necessary words ) Yes ================================== Evet No =====================================Hayır Hello ================================== Merhaba PLease! ================================ Lütfen! Coin ================================= Para Thank you =============================Teşekkür ederim How are you? =========================== Nasılsın? I’m Fine ================================ İyiyim What is your name? ====================== Adın ne? My name is … =========================== Benim adım … I don’t know Turkish ==================== Türkçe bilmiyorum How can I find cinema ========================sinemayı nasıl bulabilirim ? You can use it  http://tureng.com/ or http://translate.google.com/#


Numbers… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 200

One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Twenty Thirty Fourty Fifty Sixty Seventy Eighty Ninety One hundred Two hundred

Bir İki Üç Dört Beş Altı Yedi Sekiz Dokuz On Yirmi Otuz Kırk Elli Altmış Yetmiş Seksen Doksan Yüz İki yüz


TRANSPORTATION BY TRAIN ***Ankara is connected to the central station of EskiĹ&#x;ehir by recently started high speed train service (YHT) seven times a day (which takes 1h 20min and cost is 20 TL), in addition to a wide number of conventional trains (which are mostly heading for Istanbul, Izmir, or other cities to the west of Ankara via EskiĹ&#x;ehir).


BY BUS If you come to Turkey by Istanbul Atatürk Airport , you can use bus companies. It will be easier to approach to coach stop than the train station through that way. Whenever you arrive to İstanbul Atatürk Airport, the only thing that you need to do is take a subway (metro) which is just located under the airport and get off in Esenler Coach station. (Esenler is the main coach station in İstanbul and you will be able to find many busses to approach Eskişehir. We suggest you to use bus company which is named "İSMAİL AYAZ" that you can see imaginative picture at right side. It is a local company which allows us to approach directly to driver of the bust that you take.


If you come to Turkey by Sabiha Gökçen Airport… ? When you go out of the Sabiha Gökçen airport, you will see the service buses that company is “Akmis Seyahat”. When you ask someone, who is responsible of it, that you want to go İzmit Bus Station, they will show you the right service bus. The service bus that you get on is go directly to bus station. Also price for this service is around 10-15 Turkish Lira.( ~ 7-8 $ )

Here is the time table of service buses: Sabiha Gökçen Airport – Izmit Bus Station 00:00 - 01:30 - 07:00 - 08:00 - 09:00 - 10:00 - 11:00 12:00 - 13:00 - 14:00 - 15:00 - 16:00 - 17:00 - 18:00 19:00 - 20:00 - 21:00 - 22:00 - 23:00 After you arrive there, you will find the bus company “İsmail Ayaz”. You can buy your ticket from this company to “Eskişehir”. If you have any problem, you can ask whether you can use the phone to call us.


Here is our AIESEC Eskişehir Office Contacts: Office Cell: +90 222 220 24 38 Office Phone: +90 545 220 24 38 And Office Adress is: Hosnudiye Mah. Ismet Inonu Cad (St.) Alp Apt 25/6 Eskisehir / TURKEY Reception Team’s Number: VP Business Development ( iGIP) : Gamze Yücel Cell:+905432082626 Mail : gamze.yucel@aiesec.net VP Project ( iGCDP ) : Çağla Şahin Cell : +905302935127 Mail : cagla.sahin@aiesec.net In Turkey if you call these numbers they can help you. Police: 155 Ambulance: 112 Fire: 110 Traffic: 154 Visa card: +90 (0) 2122921313 Master card: 00-800-13-887-0903


2014-2015 Executive Board Team LCP Serbay NALÇAKAR

Cell :+90 554 285 41 74 Mail : nalcakar.serbay@aiesec.net


LC VP-GI ( oGCDP-oGIP ) Tuğba TUZCUOĞLU

Cell : +90 535 656 41 64 Mail : tugba.tuzcuoglu@aiesec.net

LC VP-BD( iGIP) Gamze YÜCEL

Cell: +90 543 208 26 26 Mail: gamze.yucel@aiesec.net

LC VP-P ( iGCDP) Çağla ŞAHİN

Cell : +90 530 293 51 27 Mail: cagla.sahin@aiesec.net


LC VP-ER Hilal BAŞAR

Cell :+90 545 377 86 82 Mail : hilal.basar1@aiesec.net

LC VP-HR Elvan EKİN

Cell :+90 544 379 57 97 Mail : elvan.ekin@aiesec.net

LC VP-F Tuğba TUZCUOĞLU

Cell :+90 535 656 41 64 Mail : tugba.tuzcuoglu@aiesec.net

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