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Turkey EvMBA International Colloquium   Tags: european_union, istanbul, travel, turkey  

This guide is designed to get students, who are going on the Turkey International Colloquium, up to speed on the business, cultural, political, religious and social aspects of Turkey.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Consider Renting a phone in Turkey.

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Welcome to your International Colloquium Portal, your one-stop shop for everything related to your travel experience in Turkey. Use this guide to get up to speed on what's happening in Turkey as well as to research your assignments on the country, culture, religion, company visits and more. Check out the suggestions for what to do in your free time and post your own recommendations. This guide will be updated as new information is received, so check back regularly.



Keep Current

Check the pulse of the country by reading the daily press. How is Turkey weathering the global economic crisis? Why is Turkey being called the real winner in the Iraq war? What's the Kurdish Initiative? Read about the Ergenekon case.

  • Hurriyet Daily News
    Mainstream, secular daily newspaper. Check the Economic Review section, as well as the Culture tab with restaurant reviews.
  • Today's Zaman
    Newspaper close to the ruling Justice & Development Party (AKP.) Read about the Ergenekon case to get a sense of the tension between the military and the party in power.
  • Journal of Turkish Weekly
    Focuses mainly on Turkish foreign policy, economy and politics. Published by leading Turkish think tank International Strategic Research Organization.

Medical Care

  • International SOS
    24 hour medical & security assistance. This service provides medical evacuation in emergencies, but will treat you at local hospitals if possible. Register your passport online as well as medications. Service provided to all Emory students, staff and faculty. Group # is posted to FC Turkey conference.
  • CDC Health Information for Travelers
    Recommended list of vaccinations, consult your health provider for more information
  • Emory TravelWell Clinic
    Web page is being updated. Phone number: (404) 686-5885- good place to go for vaccinations and shots.
  • Medjetassist
    Supplement to medical coverage, emergency evacuation plan. Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and/or employer or personal life insurance may also provide a rider like this. Emory Discount available.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
    Our trip includes travel insurance in Turkey. Details will be provided shortly.

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