General Information


The official language of symposium is English.



In October, the weather is usually cloudy and sometimes rainy. The weather is cold at night.



The currency of Turkey is Turkish Lira (TRY). Exchange offices are available in the city.


Banks and post offices

Most banks and post offices open at 09.00 and close around 17.00, Monday through Friday. They are generally closed for lunch between 12.00 – 13.30.


Credit Cards

Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. However, it is also recommended that visitors carry small amounts of cash at all times.


Emergency numbers

In Turkey - to contact the police dial 155 - to contact the fire brigade dial 110 - to contact the ambulance service dial 112.



Turkey uses the Europlug (Type C & F) for electricity, with two round prongs. The electric current used is 220 volts/50hz. Participants from North America require a transformer and British participants need an adaptor.


Phone Calls

For international calls to Turkey, dial the international code +90 and the telephone number.



Visa regulations depend on nationality and country of origin. Please contact your local Turkish Embassy/Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:


Liability & Insurance

The Symposium Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from AROPCOS. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.


Symposium Secretariat

Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat if you require any additional information or assistance.


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