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Turkey

Republic of Turkey/Türkiye Cumhuriyeti

Region: Asia, Europe

Area: 780,580 thous. sq. km

Capital: Ankara

Big cities: Ankara, İstanbul,  İzmir, Bursa, Adana

Climate: temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior

Languages spoken: Turkish

Religion: Islam

Local time: GMT+02

Calling code: +90

Currency: New Turkish lira

Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express

Visa: not required for citizens of the USA, the UK and CIS for a stay up to 90 days. For more detailed information please visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

Transport: air transport, rail transport, motor transport, water transport

International airports (cities): Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Dalaman, Istanbul, Izmir

Turkey appeared on the map of international tourism quite recently, but each year it is becoming a more and more favoured destination of medical and recovery tourism. Modern Turkish health care system comprises of state and private medical centres, as well as private practicing doctors. Undeniably, private clinics are vastly popular among overseas patients for providing top-class standards of medical services. Many of them are internationally accredited (JCI, etc.) and certified (ISO, etc.).

Turkish private clinics are supplied with excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Many of them are even able to enter the competition with major West European centres. The prices for medical services, however, are notably lower (by 50% and more) than in Western Europe. Today Turkey more and more often welcomes overseas patients from the USA, the CIS countries, Arabic, Scandinavian, and West European countries. The most convenient way to travel to Turkey is by air or sea. 

Overseas patients frequently arrive in Turkey to receive quality medical services in the field of health checkup, oncology, cardiology, transplantology, orthopaedics, dentistry, plastic surgery, and aesthetic medicine.

Turkish surgeons have achieved outstanding results in organ transplantation. A patient will be able to walk several days after the surgical intervention, and the time of recuperation process is reduced to the minimum. 

Turkish medical centres of oncologic profile employ a whole range of innovative equipment and the latest pharmaceuticals. In cancer treatment, most advanced achievements in stem cell transplantology are applied.

Cardiological clinics in Turkey have child and adult departments. The level of medical services there rises up to the highest standards and is even controlled by international medical organizations.

Specialised orthopaedic clinics in Turkey receive overseas patients with sports traumas, bone deformations, bone tissue infections. In child orthopaedics department, all treatment types are applied for congenital diseases and those developing in the process of child growth. These may include: bone and soft tissue problems, cerebral paralysis, obstetrical paralysis, congenital hip displacement, bone contagion, etc.

The majority of Turkish private clinics employ English- and Russian-speaking service personnel to support patients during all treatment stages.

Recommended time for treatment: November to January.

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Turkey has been for many years a favourite destination for recreation at the purest beaches and gentle sea, as well as a popular place for recovery and treatment. Excellent level of resort infrastructure, up-to-date recovery centres with cutting-edge equipment and unique natural-climatic factors turn a resort and recovery recreation into a real holiday. Mostly wealthy foreign tourists from Europe, the USA, and CIS countries visit Turkish recovery centres and resorts.

Pamukkale is the most expensive and prestigious Turkish resort. This recovery resort exists for over 2 thousand years. It hosted Cleopatra, who came to bathe and swim here, and today it welcomes people from all over the world. But a visit to this famed resort is not a cheap deal. Unusual thermal springs enriched with Calcium have formed snow-white undulating cascades. The range of indications for staying at this resort varies greatly. Here you can undergo one of-a-kind rejuvenation programmes, as well as treatment and recovery procedures. Pamukkale waters are good for patients with rheumatism, rachitis, diseases of cardio-vascular system, skin, stomach and gutter, lumbago, psoriasis, and eczema. Waters from seventeen thermal springs relieve stress and fatigue, produce a therapeutic and rejuvenating effect.

Doctors prescribe drinking courses individually for each patient with digestion and metabolism disorders, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases.

Foreign patients with diseases of musculoskeletal apparatus, rheumatic diseases, arthritis undergo a course of water procedures and mud treatment.

For patients wishing to take a rejuvenation course they offer various massages, face and body treatment procedures, and Spa procedures.

The thermal springs of Yalova are well-known since the times of the Ottoman Empire. They produce a therapeutic and relaxing effect and are good for prevention and treatment of diseases of digestive and urogenital systems, neurology of various nature, and metabolism disorder.

Wonderful results of psoriasis treatment are achieved through “fish therapy” at the Kangal resort. The treatment includes several stages. Its main idea is that the patient submerges into the mineral water pool filled with small fish, which slightly bites the unhealthy skin. The effect of the procedure is enhanced by applying water from thermal springs and solar baths. In case of paralysis, orthopaedic traumas, rheumatic diseases, and gynaecological problems patients are prescribed a course of treatment applying thermal waters and healing muds. Kidney stones are treated with a drinking course.

3*- from €40;

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Kebab (grilled meat traditionally served with vegetables and dressing wrapped in bread), baklava (sweet pastry with honey, walnuts, or pistachio), kadayıf (stripped dough baked in syrup topped with crushed nuts).

The ancient land of Turkey keeps the mysteries and cultural legacy of several mighty cultures. Here you will find not just Oriental bazaars and Muslim minarets but also the well preserved monuments of Byzantine and Antique culture. While staying here for treatment or recovery, be sure to plunge into the kaleidoscope of vivid Oriental colours and emotions.

Istanbul

The Church of the Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia in Greek, Ayasofya or Aya Sofya in Turkish); the Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı in Turkish); the Beyazit Mosque built under Sultan Beyazit II; the Şeyh Süleyman Mosque; Dolmabahçe Palace; the Yedikule Hisari castle (Seven Towers dungeons), the Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi).

Antalya

The Bodrum Castle of the Maltese Knights (built from the stones of the ruins of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus); the Arch of Hadrian; the Clock Tower; Kaleici (Old town); Antalya Archeological Museum (one of the most famous museums in the world and the only Turkish museum having the so called Children’s section); the Hadrian’s Gate (aka Hadrianus Gate or Üçkapılar; this decorative memorial arch was built by Romans in II c. BC in honour of Emperor Hadrian); the Kesik Minaret; the Yivli Minaret Mosque (is the symbol of the city); Termessos/Thermessos (ancient town with the ruins of agora and theatre; is considered the most majestic Mediterranean cemetery, located 35 km from Antalya); the Düden/Duden Waterfalls.

Pamukkale and Hierapolis city ruins

Located in five-hour’s drive from Antalya and in ten-hour’s drive from Istanbul. As the legend goes, the Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra herself swam in the healing waters of Pamukkale. Today thousands of tourists come here. The ancient town of Hierapolis is no less popular. Its ruins have survived for three thousand years and preserve stone remnants of temples, streets, and the amphitheatre.

Alanya

The Alanya Fortress (built in 1231 by the Seljuk sultan Alaaddin Keykubat); octangular-shaped Kizil Kule (or the Red Tower; the symbol of Alanya, built in 1225 for protecting the city from frequent attacks of pirates and invaders); the Damlatas Cave with stalactites and stalagmites; Archeological and Ethnographic Museums.

Gazipaşa/Gazipaza

The Yalan Dünya (The Wrong/False World) Cave aka Yalandünya Mağarası which cures asthma, and Korsanlar Ask Mağarası (Pirate Love Cave, once the shelter and the love nest of the Mediterranean pirates); the royal graves at Doganma on Mt. Adanda and Mt. Guney.

Bodrum (Halicarnassus)

An impressive Medieval castle built by the Knights of Rhodes guards the entrance to Bodrum’s dazzling blue bay, in which the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas meet; became one of the wonders of the ancient world); the medieval castle of St. Peter; the amphitheatre with the capacity of 13 thousand spectators; the Myndos Gate.

Kemer

The ancient city of Olympos (located between Kemer and the Adrasan Harbour; used to be a pirate refuge; today it is a national park where you can see the ruins of the ancient bath, temple gates, and amphitheatre); Phaselis (located 16 km away from Kemer; there are three harbours here, the ruins from Roman period: the port, the Zeus Temple, twenty lined theatre ruins, King Antonius Caravella road).

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There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest of Pamphylia; the temples dedicated to Athena and Apollo; the statue of Emperor Vespasian (remembered for imposing a tax on public latrines/toilets), the Roman bath (today a museum); the Necropolis.

The lovers of Oriental cuisine should certainly participate in a culinary training at Sarnic hotel (4-hour session of cooking traditional Turkish dishes with professional chefs).

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