Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sores Dogan : Getting Visum in Turkey


Getting a visum in Turkey at the airport and why you need a visum

With the countless things to see and do in turkey most people are opting to tour the country. The country boasts of perfect beaches and ancient ruins of its coast to the pulse of its cosmopolitan cities. Visitors can lose themselves in the magic of a historic palace before enjoying a world class meal, or swim amidst roman ruins before continuing their journey in the comfort of a state of the art yacht. Turkey has vital history on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Therefore, with this entire beautiful place in turkey visitors who want to tour the country have only one concern, how to get a visa.

You can buy a visum online or at your point of entry. This means that you get even buy a visum at the airport. So, how what do I need to get a visum in turkey at the airport? Getting a visum in turkey at the airport can be relatively simple or complicated at the same time. Nationals of some countries are allowed to buy their visums upon arrival while other are not allowed. Therefore, if you are a national of the allowed countries you can find the visum sales point at the left hand side of the border control gate. The countries whose nationalities can acquire visa at the airport include Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The only thing you will do to acquire a visum at the airport if you are a national this country is to part with a small fee at the visa counter located just before the passport control area inside the arrival halls. The amount paid varies according to your nationality and is determined by what your country charges the Turkish nationals to enter your country. Remember to consult a travel agent in your country before you travel so what he can update you on the charges, as they frequently change. Don’t forget to bring the exact amount of money in Euros, Dollars or Pound Sterling. Traveler’s cheques, Turkish lira or credit cards are not accepted. In addition, if you are travelling with your children then you will have to pay the same amount for each one of them. It is important to note that the amount paid for a visa at the airport is much less than if you paid it in advance.

So, why do you need a visum? A visum carries great importance to both the host country and the traveler. Queuing for the border control without a visum will be a loss of time, not mention the shame of being refused to enter the country in front of the others. A visum will save you from all this embarrassments. The Turkish government will also need a visum for immigration control. Because of concerns like terrorism, overpopulation and economic, it is important for the country to monitor who enters their country. A visum will also act as identity verification; during the visa application process the host country has the time to verify your identity. It will help them know whether you have a criminal record and your medical background.

- Sores Dogan

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Sores Dogan : Turkey


Whether you are an art and history buff, an archaeology nut or a nature lover, enjoy browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round. Each area has its own personality, history, landscape and even cuisine, and with so much on offer to visitors it is not surprising that one trip to Turkey is never enough.




Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Sores Dogan : Istanbul View


Istanbul is a gorgeous city which was the capital of more than 50 civilizations.It is the pearl of Bosphorus and has appealed many people of all ages until today. Thousands of poems, novels and apothegms have been written on ─░stanbul. At the junction of Asia and Europe, Istanbul, which is the gateway from Anatolia and Middle East to the Europe, is the biggest financial center of the area besides being a very important center of population.

- Sores Dogan

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Sores Dogan : Turkey A Paradise


Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes that offers a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life. From April to October, most places in Turkey have an ideal climate that is perfect for relaxing on sandy beaches or enjoying the tranquillity of mountains and lakes.

Turkey also has a magnificent past, and is a land full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. Most people, want to come back again and again as you discover one extraordinary place after another. All of them, no matter how different, have one thing in common: the friendly and hospitable people of this unique country.

- Sores Dogan

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Turkey Lake View : Sores Dogan


A picture of a beautiful beach always sells a country to me…Came across this picture this morning of the Turkish coast! (Actually reminds me of the bay you see when you are standing at Cape Point) Turkey has never been on my list of places to visit, but after
seeing this.
Turkey is a vast and varied country with a rich and colourful history, incredible and diverse landscapes, delicious traditional cuisine and warm hospitality.
Set on 4000 miles of coastline, Turkey is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and exquisite blue seas. The country is renowned for its relaxing beach holidays and over the past few decades, has become one of the top tourist destinations in the Med.
Away from the beach scene, Turkey is a country for all tastes offering a variety of  experiences including spectacular historical sites and archaeological wonders, lively nightlife, bustling street markets, infamous Turkish spa baths, and a wide range of sporting activities. Once a well kept secret, it’s now one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations thanks to a combination of quality championship courses and five-star all inclusive resorts.
- Sores Dogan

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sores Dogan’s Turkey View


St. Peter’s magnificent 15th century castle on the hillside that overlooks a harbor is
what you will find in Bodrum, Turkey.

It is one of the prettier historical towns that you will encounter if you travel here and
want to explore the area. Despite being what many refer to as a cosmopolitan resort, it is
filled with white-washed housed dating back to ancient times as well as some of the
narrowest and winding roads you will find anywhere in the entire country.


Friday, 25 October 2013

Sores Dogan View of Turkish Temple

Turkey Temple

Hagia Sophia, also known as The Blue Mosque. In Istanbul

Turkey is a uniquely situated country having one foot in Europe but at the same time being the passage way into Central Asia and the Middle East. Turkey has been the bridge between the all three areas therefore giving it a crucial geostrategic standing and gaining attention from big powers. “For the last half century, Turkey’s geopolitical outlook has been shaped by its military alliance with the West” (Wilkens 3).