Disclaimer: These pages are not actively maintained, and some of the practical information on the site is out of date. I am working on a new version of the site that will focus more on my photos and memories of travel in Southeast Europe, and less on practical details that too easily become obsolete. In the meantime, please treat the information here with caution.
European Turkey :: Links
I haven't made any attempt to provide a comprehensive set of links for Turkey - the Turkey Travel Planner should allow you to find any further information you need. Many of the more general sites listed in the Overview of the Balkans are also useful for planning a trip to Turkey.
Travel and Transport
The official website of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office.
The experienced travel writer Tom Brosnahan has produced an excellent site with a wealth of reading. If you are planning a trip to Turkey that extends beyond a few days in Istanbul, this site will repay careful study. A particularly nice touch is the explanation of "how to decipher the TCDD web site".
Information about culture, nightlife, eating out, and sightseeing in Istanbul.
Timestables for trains within Turkey - not easy to navigate if you can't read Turkish, but help is at hand: see the next link. There is also a useful page with details of international trains to Europe, including sample fares to a range of destinations.
Two of Turkey's best-known bus companies, with a wide range of both international and domestic services.
Information about Istanbul's array of public transport options.
From the Travel Pages
- The Telegraphy, 09 January 2010
- The Independent, 27 December 2009
- The Independent, 14 November 2009
- The Telegraph, 14 November 2008
- The Times, 28 June 2008
- The Independent, 17 May 2008
- The Sunday Times, 09 September 2007
- The Guardian, 01 July 2005
- The Independent, 30 October 2005
- The New York Times, 27 March 2005
- The Independent, 22 January 2005
- Travel Intelligence
Find out what's planned as Istanbul celebrates its year in the European cultural limelight.
An introduction to Turkish art, cuisine, crafts and philosophy.
Online version of Turkey's English-language newspaper.