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“the most inspirational golf experiences�


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KARADAYI

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Lykia Links Golf Course

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Sueno Dunes Golf Course

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Robinson Nobilis Golf Course

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Carya Golf Course

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Gloria Old Course

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Kaya Palazzo Golf Course

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Gloria New Course

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PGA Sultan Golf Course

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Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course

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Pasha Golf Course

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Cornelia Faldo Golf Course

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National Golf Course

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Sueno Pines Golf Course

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Titanic Golf Course

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14 Golf Courses Over 50 5* Hotels Average Sunshine 300 Days Golfing season: September To May Istanbul To Antalya 1 Hour Flight Antalya Airport To Belek 35 Minutes

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“the most inspirational golf experiences”

Dear Golfers, The Belek region in Turkey is now a firmly established destination for golfers. Being the home for Turkish Airlines Open since 2013, Belek welcomed and seen the renowned golfers like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donakd, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and many more competing for Race to Dubai. With its signature golf courses the area not only welcomed the European Tour but also Challenge Tour (May 2016), Let Access Series (September 2014). Belek is also a past host of the Eisenhower Trophy (October 2012). Belek is renowned as the Mecca of Golf amongst the Mediterranean basin countries and addition to that keeps growing and expanding in every aspect. Being one of the biggest in Europe, The Land of Legends Theme Park brings a new soul to Belek. In November 2015, Belek received the honour of welcoming G20 Summit. These are without a doubt by far the best examples to Belek’s versatility. With 14 excellent courses and 5* beach hotels located so close together, let us use our unrivalled knowledge to deliver your perfect golfing holiday. Golf Tours Turkey is a trading division of Matrix Travel, and we have been looking after golfers in Belek since the year 2000. Once you are in resort, we invite you to a welcome meeting with your personal guest relations representative. Please make sure you attend, as we reconfirm your flight details and other important information. If you are interested, this is also the time to get more information on the area, golf courses and excursions. There is more than golf on offer in this wonderfully rich historical region. Myself and our entire team promise to make your golf holiday in Belek, Turkey truly inspirational. Yavuz Ungor Managing Director | Matrix Travel


CORNELIA DE LUXE RESORT

The Cornelia De Luxe is a favourite amongst

families

and

golfers

looking for a more intimate hotel setting. Although still a large hotel with plenty of facilities, the De Luxe feels more personal than many of the others, and has a wonderful outside snack bar by the pool during the warmer months. Featuring a calming Eco Spa centre, this is a relaxing hotel complimented by a wonderful golf course.

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CORNELIA GOLF CLUB

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Whenever possible play all three 9 holes during your stay. During the winter months all three are open, and they are all equally testing.

This 27 hole course also features the Leadbetter Golf Academy with fantastic training facilities. Designed within the natural pine forest, the emphasis on course upkeep is obvious. The Cornelia Faldo is most definitely a thinking man’s course and not for the fainthearted.

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CORNELIA dIAMOND GOLF RESORT & SPA

This is a hotel with an impact. The lobby is modern and has a dark coloured theme with modern art style seating and a piano at the bar. It is easy to get lost in this large resort, with beautiful large rooms as standard, and one of the best Spa facilities in Belek. With 4 a la carte’s in the winter season, there is also plenty to indulge in after your round of golf.

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CORNELIA GOLF CLUB

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The tee shots are key on the Faldo course – make sure you practice your driving before playing. Almost every Par 4 and 5 is a dog leg.

With natural sand sub soil and amongst the pine trees, this 27 hole golf course has 3 loops of 9 to choose from. It is one of the most testing courses in Belek, with superb water features and dog legs on almost every hole.

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GLORIA GOLF RESORT

By now a well-established favourite, Gloria Golf Resort has a classic, sophisticated feel. The hotel has a relaxed ambience and a warm atmosphere, and the superb dining options in combination with a top class drinks menu makes this hotel stand out. The Gloria Golf Resort has All Inclusive and Half Board options, and is popular with groups and couples alike.

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GLORIA OLD COURSE

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Gloria Golf Course is just five minutes away from the hotel and the golf facilities are favourite for pro groups.

The Gloria boast the largest Golf Course in Turkey with 45 holes in total. A good drive placement is essential on Gloria Old Course, with accuracy rather than length the key.

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GLORIA SERENITY RESORT

The Gloria Serenity Resort has a calming effect the minute you enter the lobby, its Feng Shui inspired design evident. The stylish resort is fascinating, the main building a circle which lead to two wings. A bridge crossing the Acisu river leads to the beach, one of the few hotels to have this feature. Boasting one of the best spa’s in Belek, the Gloria Serenity Resort is simply one of the best resorts in Belek.

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GLORIA NEW COURSE

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The New Course is a longer, modern course with more room for tee shots.

The Gloria New Course has a lot more water hazards, and whilst slightly easier than the Old Course still a good test of golf. New Course hosted the European Seniors Tour Classic In 2007 and the World Amateur Team Championship in 2012.

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GLORIA VERDE RESORT

The Gloria Verde Resort is the smaller of the three Gloria resorts, and excellent value for money. The food and beverage is of the same superb standard as the other Gloria resorts. There is a great 24 hour bar in the main lobby, and the hotel always has either snacks or packs ready for those golfers getting up for an early morning tee off.

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GLORIA VERDE COURSE

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It is possible to combine 9 holes on Gloria Verde Course with 9 holes on another Gloria Courses for a different 18 hole combination.

The 9 hole Gloria Verde Course is one of the best 9 hole academy courses in Europe, and open to players of all handicaps at selected times.

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KAYA PALAZZO GOLF RESORT

The hotel is a grander version of their established Kaya Belek hotel, and is situated along the coastline and in front of the club house. The Kaya Palazzo is a large resort, featuring its own patisserie and a cigar lounge which becomes a golfer’s lounge in winter. There are a la carte’s to choose from including a Lebanese, unusual for Belek. The rooms are spacious as standard, with a good minibar set up and tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.

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KAYA PALAZZO GOLF CLUB

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The Kaya Belek course has many interesting holes and features eucalyptus trees and a 750.000 m2 pine forest.

Kaya Palazzo Golf Club has a themed course carrying the THA signature of internationally famous designer David Jones. This good solid course is not a walk over, and still requires a strong nerve. A good holiday course and also ideal for those with lower handicaps to play. The clubhouse is smaller and more understated than many of the others in Belek, and is a refreshing change from some of the more opulent designs.

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KEMPINSKI HOTEL THE DOME

Kempinski is a well-known brand throughout the world, and their hotel in Belek is truly unique to the area. It has a boutique feel, and oozes quality the moment you walk in the door. The food and beverage is fantastic, and golfers are given VIP treatment. This is a true luxury option, and beginning from 2017 hotel change its concept to be operated only in All Inclusive Board.

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THE PASHA AND PGa SULTAN GOLF COURSES

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The Pasha course is fairly short so you can leave out your driver. Watch out for the right side in particular on the PGA Sultan.

Sharing ownership with the Sirene Belek, Kempinski The Dome guests have the privilege of the best tee times at these two courses. An outstanding combination, the Pasha is shorter featuring tricky dog legs, and the PGA Sultan is simply the ultimate test of golfing ability.

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MAXX ROYAL BELEK GOLF RESORT

This hotel is one of the most luxurious in Belek. The rooms in the main building are all suites, with

their

own

Jacuzzis

and

double sinks as standard. From the Azure 24 [International a’la GOLF TOURS TURKEY TIPS

carte] to the unrivalled patisserie and chocolatier, the 24 hour food and beverage concept is excellent.

Featuring bent grass greens, now unique amongst the courses in Belek, makes the Monty faster than the other courses. Concentrate on your chipping and putting game in order to score well.

The Maxx Royal even has its own post check out area, with shower and bathroom facilities for those arriving early or leaving late.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course The venue for the Turkish Open, the Monty is challenging and undulating, and now rated as one of his finest designs by Colin himself. The naturally sandy ground is maintained as a feature. With a Golden Swing academy on site the course has top of the range training facilities. www.golftoursturkey.com


VOYAGE BELEK GOLF & SPA

Voyage Belek is superb value for golf groups, with an excellent range of facilities and food & beverage included in their concept. Featuring an English style pub popular with golfers, the resort is both great for families in the summer and for golfers in the winter. The Voyage has an adult only pool and restaurant, as well as a patisserie to indulge in.

Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course Voyage Belek shares ownership with the Maxx Royal of the Turkish Open venue, giving Voyage residents access to the prime time slots. Monty is a fast and undulating course, with a natural and wild feel. The 18th hole finish is one of the best in Belek. info@golftoursturkey.com

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REGNUM CARYA GOLF & SPA RESORT

This sumptuous resort is one of the newest addition to the golf hotel family, and a jewel in the crown for Belek. Featuring a luxury all inclusive concept, the beverage list on offer is of an excellent quality. The bedrooms are spacious and tastefully

decorated,

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the

bathrooms have a double sink as standard. Regnum Carya offers you heated outdoor pool for the cold days. Their large Spa has a wonderful array of treatments to indulge in after your round of golf.

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CARYA & NATIONAL GOLF CLUB A favourite amongst golfers travelling to Belek, those staying in the Regnum Carya will now get preferential tee times on the first heathland style course to be built in Turkey. Previously a host to the Challenge and European Tour, the golf course is set on undulating sand hills and cuts through mature pine and eucalyptus forest.

Carya GC

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Carya is the first and only course in Europe to feature floodlighting, meaning even more time for golf. At the hotel you can choose sea or golf view, the latter a truly spectacular view at night.

As a part of Regnum family, National GC has become a 27 hole course in October 2015, is the first golf course in Turkey. Sculpted fairways, glistening white bunkers and velvet greens are the main characteristics of the golf course.

National GC

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SENTIDO ZEYNEP GOLF & SPA

The Sentido Zeynep Golf and Spa is a fairly new property, located just behind its sister hotel Zeynep resort. Zeynep Golf was designed with golfers and adults in mind, rather than families. It has a nice spa section and indoor pool as well as a Golfer’s Lounge. Zeynep Golf hotel guests can use the beach belonging to the Resort hotel and also the a la carte’s. Its unique scenery

and

Turkish

elegance

makes the difference.

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CARYA & NATIONAL GOLF COURSES

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National Golf has a truly magnificent course, which is routed thoughtfully across gently rolling terrain and through mature pine and eucalyptus trees.

Sentido Zeynep Golf & Spa has been taken over by Carya Tourism Group of Companies as of January 2015, making it an official golf hotel. Residents at the Zeynep Golf and Spa benefit from access to prime tee times at the National golf course and the Carya golf course which is within walking distance.

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SIRENE BELEK HOTEL

The Sirene Belek is still one of the favourite choices for travelling golfers. Popular with groups in particular, prime time access to two of the best courses in Belek make the Sirene Belek an excellent option in high golf season. Their rooms are large as standard, and there is a good range of facilities to be made use of in the All Inclusive concept. An excellent value option.

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THE PASHA & PGa SULTAN GOLF COURSES

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PGA Sultan is the only course to have actually extended its tee time intervals in recent years to 11 minutes. Overcrowding is simply not an issue on the Antalya Golf Club courses.

These two golf courses fall under the umbrella of Antalya Golf Club, and are two of the best in Turkey. Regularly rated within the top 5 courses by our clients, the PGA Sultan hosted Tiger Woods and the top 8 players in 2012. Always in tip top condition.

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SUENO HOTELS DELUXE BELEK

The Sueno Deluxe Hotel, opened in May 2015, is the newest resort on the golf market. Placed just behind the driving range at Sueno and with direct beach access, this 5 star resort offers deluxe all inclusive and promises to be an excellent luxury addition to the area. Still only 400 meters from the golf course, the hotel itself sweeps out into two wings from the large main lobby, with 80% of the rooms on the front side with sea view of the Mediterranean.

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PINES & DUNES GOLF COURSES

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The guests who lodge in Superior Suite Exclusive, Superior Sueno Suite, Royal Suite or Island Villas can utilise from A’la Carte restaurants free of charge.

Sueno Dunes is more straightforward of the two courses. The course measures over 5600 metres. However, it is by no means an easy course, and Dunes will punish poor play. Sueno Pines is tougher of the two courses. The course measures over 6,400 metres from the championship tees. Employing the wild shaping of the links courses and a natural bunker style.

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SUENO HOTELS GOLF BELEK

Quite simply, this hotel was built for golfers. Sueno is the only resort to be centred in the middle of the golf courses in Belek, with plenty of excellent training facilities right on site. The hotel, which is featuring deluxe all inclusive concept, has a warm club house ambience. Sueno’s intimate and cosy environment teamed with its proximity to the courses make it a number one choice for Pro groups.

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PINES & DUNES GOLF COURSES

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Sueno Hotels Golf Belek guests can use the facilities of Sueno Deluxe Hotel as free of charge.

These two 18 hole golf courses feature the wild shaping familiar on links courses and complement each other superbly. Both Sueno courses were designed by PGA Design Consulting and Bob Hunt and opened in 2007.

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TITANIC DELUXE BELEK

The Titanic Deluxe Belek is almost disguised in the pine forests of Belek, the heart of the Mediterranean and it offers privileged opportunities to those who desire to experience a unique holiday with all the colors and chances of nature; especially for golfers.

As a part of hotel,

the 27 Holes Titanic Golf Club provides a fantastic golf experience and prime tee times are available golfers staying here.

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TITANIC GOLF CLUB

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Titanic Deluxe Belek & Titanic GC, including all the beauties of Mediterranean flora with 2000 trees in 26 species with leaves and several fruits, and 5500 endemic plants in 9 species, deserved to be rewarded with “Green Star� reward by the Ministry of Tourism.

Titanic Deluxe Belek is located 1200 meters from its private beach, between its own golf course and National Golf Club, which offers an excellent option for the golf enthusiasts.

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The Most Inspirational Golf Experiences We are proud of our unrivalled fleet of luxury vehicles with fully licenced to dedicate private transfers for our guests. Our friendly and experienced team have a knowledge about area and needs and wishes of golfers visiting Belek.

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BEYOND THE GREENS

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Explore the most Ancient of cities Previously known as Pamphylia, Antalya is literally littered with historical sites from the Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman ages. Take in Sagalassos, one of the best preserved cities in Asia, visit the Roman Aspendos amphitheatre, pay homage at the original church of St. Nicholas in Demre, and conquer Termessos, the city impregnable to even Alexander the Great.

Sail the seas of the azure Turquoise Coast

DISCOVER

ANTALYA

It is not just the natural beauty of the Mediterranean shoreline which enchants even the most well-travelled sailors. The waters play host to some wonderfully untouched pieces of history; the sunken city of Kekova, ancient Lycian tombs, Red Rock Island, and Phaselis - the perfume depot of the Mediterranean.

Wander the enchanted landscape Antalya is truly unique, as the natural environment means during certain months you can ski in the morning and swim in the sea the same afternoon. Take in the peaks of the snow-capped Taurus mountains, the canopy of Koprulu Canyon National Park, the stunning Duden waterfalls and Olympus, home to the Chimera.

Entertain all your senses For those looking to switch up the pace, there are the options of horse riding, jeep safaris or white water rafting through mountain passes and traditional villages. Activities as varied as mountain climbing, paintballing, shopping, a visit to the world’s biggest tunnel aquarium, dance shows such as Fire of Anatolia, Oktoberfest and even our own Film Festival are amongst what Antalya has to offer.

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PLACES TO EAT

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Club Arma The restaurant’s location in the old harbour grants it breath taking views of the Mediterranean coast. Enjoy the ambience while sampling typical Antalya dishes and choosing from the huge selection of fresh fish on offer.

A FL AVOUR OF THE

MEDITERRANEAN

Cafe Istanbul Restaurant & Bar | Belek In Belek city centre, enjoy from the fabulous Turkish & Meditterranean Cousine at Cafe Istanbul Restaurant & Bar, which was excellence awarded at Trip Advisor by the guests.

Big Chef A modern and vibrant restaurant with superb world cuisine, located near the sea front. Themed with old Hollywood pictures and an eclectic mix of metal and wood, Big Chef offers wonderful food with great service in avant-garde surroundings.

Anadolu Park Set amongst the pine forest and on a hill top, this restaurant is a great place to taste the true Turkish cuisine. Mezes (appetisers), kebabs, meatballs, rich salads and of course Raki to be enjoyed in a traditional atmosphere. Often entertainment on offer in the evenings.

Jolly Joker An English style pub and bar situated near the sea front, the kitchen offers meals in a comfortable atmosphere. Open in the evenings with live music and bands usually playing, this is a well-known hot spot in Antalya for those who want to experience some of the night life on offer in the region.

Antalya Fish House The oldest, and arguable still the best fish restaurant in the region, with a coastal view and a wonderful atmosphere. There are a wide variety of fresh fish dishes to select, making it a perfect choice for those who want to sample the classic tastes of Akdeniz.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Useful Phrases

Area

Money Exchange

Customs

783.562 square kilometers Population: Est.75.600,000 Capital: Ankara Time: GMT+3hrs, CET+2hr.

Currency: Turkish Lira We recommend to change money before departure or change it in one of the exchange centres in Belek. There are also ATMs in Belek available.

If you are visiting religious sites or places of interest, please remember to dress appropriately – you can ask your rep for specific advice.

Telephone Turkey Country Code:90 When placing an international call dial 00 followed by the code for the country you are calling.

Electricity The current in Turkey is 220 Volts alternating at 50 cycles per second. The plugs used in Turkey are usually the round two pin variety.

Tipping Many staff are paid low salaries, so tips are appreciated in service orientated occupations. 10% is a good guideline.

Turkish Lira is the national currency, but Euros are accepted in most places. Change is often hard to come by, so make sure you have small denominations. Most major credit cards are accepted, but please be aware that there may be an additional charge to use your credit card abroad.

Health Make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, even if you are in air conditioned rooms. It is best to drink bottled water as the tap water content is different to what you are used to back home.

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Merhaba

(Mer-ha-ba) (Eh-vet) / (H-eye-uhr)

Hello Yes / No

Lütfen

(Lewt-fen)

Please

Tamam

(Ta-mam)

OK

(Teh-shek-kewr-eh-deh-reem)

Bargaining

Rica ederim

(Ree-ja-e-de-reem)

You will usually find fixed prices in larger shops and smaller general purpose shops, but elsewhere for example in the Belek market you can bargain.

Pardon

(Par-don)

Advice

Su

(Soo)

Please make sure you put your valuables in security deposit boxes or they may not be covered by insurance. It is illegal not to carry some kind of photographic ID on you in Turkey, so please ensure you have some to hand (a driver’s license for example is recommended rather than your passport).

Çok ucuz

(Chok oo-juz)

(Na-suhl-suhn-uhz)

Thank you You’re welcome I’m sorry How are you?

(Ee-yee-yeem) (Af-ee-yeht ul-sun)

(Chok pa-ha-luh) Bu kaç para?

(Boo-kach-pah-rah) (An-la-muh-yo-room)

Emergency numbers Ambulance: 112 Fire:

110

Police:

155

Bon apetit Water Very cheap Very expensive How much is it? I don’t understand


environment for sustainabletourism and our responsibility to preserve rather than spoil our natural treasures for the As Matrix Travel, w e have contributed i mportant work of several environmental organisations. The Friends of Conservation (FOC) a nd T urkish Marine Environment Protection Association (Turmepa) are some of them. In 1 991 F riends o f Conservation (FOC) t ogether w ith member o f the travel industry, e stablished t he Travel and Tourism Conservation Group ( TTCG). FOC w orks closely with tour operators on programs to protect the natural environment and minimize the adverse impact sometimes c aused b y a large number o f tourists. T he promotes sound ecotourism practices. Friends of Conservation, together with the member of the TTCG, designed and implemented the Conservation to show visitors how to help minimize their impact on their holiday destination.


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