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Venue


The conference will be held at Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Merter Campus. The conference venue is located on a tram line (nearest station is "Merter Metro Istasyonu").


AddressTozkoparan Mah. Haldun Taner Cad. No: 21 – 23 Merter / İstanbul – Turkey


Accommodation 


You may stay at Hurry Inn Hotel, which is just 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. You may book your room directly from the hotel. www.hurryinn.com There are also some other hotels close to the conference venue, such as Gunes Hotels Merter and MB Deluxe Hotel


Istanbul is vibrant, beautiful and safe city with a rich history


Turkey is a secular and democratic republic. Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Turkey is as safe as any other European countries. 


Istanbul with a heritage of many cultures and empires offers its hospitality to the community of STEM educators. Spanning Europe and Asia, it can be said that Turkey has been the meeting place of many peoples and cultures throughout the centuries and now is a multicultural city of many nationalities, cultures and religions which shows its hospitality to the world’s visitors in many ways.


Istanbul has been designated as the cultural capital of Europe for the year 2010 and recently hosted Formula 1 racing with spectators from around the world in attendance. It is vibrant, beautiful and safe city with a rich history, and offers good dining and sightseeing. Istanbul has a lot of historical and natural sites to visit and is recognised as an international shopping city. Since it is one of the most popular tourist destinations, English is widely spoken. Istanbul is as safe as any other metropolitan cities like London, Paris, New York, Sydney and Berlin. Women or men visiting Istanbul face no greater risks than in any other large cities.


A variety of accommodation choices 


Being a historical and commercial hub of Turkey, Istanbul offers outstanding variety of accommodation ranging from world-renowned hotels to more affordable hotels and university dorms. There are plenty of hotels and facilities to accommodate guests with any need and/or budget. The conference venue is located on a tram line (nearest station is "Merter Metro Istasyonu").


Average temperature in Istanbul


Average temperature in June is around 20 °C.



Country profile and facts


Official Name: Republic of Turkey  

Date of Foundation: 29 October 1923  

Capital: Ankara  

Largest Cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya  

Area: 814.578 km2  

Coastal Borders: Mediterranean Sea in the south, Aegean Sea in the west and Black Sea in the north  

Currency: TL (Turkish Lira) 1 Euro approximately equals to 6 Turkish  Liras.  

Time Zone: GMT+2; CET +1; and EST (US -East) +7  

Business Hours: The workweek in Turkey runs from Monday to Friday. Banks, government offices and majority of corporate offices open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM.  

Visas: Visas are easily obtained upon arrival at the airport and are required for citizens of most countries.  It is highly recommended that foreigners, who wish to visit Turkey, should read the related information about our country’s visa regime. 

Electricity: 220V. European standard round two-pin sockets.  

Health Services: Cities and major touristic towns have a selection of private international and public hospitals with good standards.  

Communications: Turkey has three GSM operators, all of them offering 3G services and almost 95% coverage over the country. Internet service is available all around the country.  

International Dial Code: +90

Accommodation

You may stay at Hurry Inn Hotel, which is just 5 minutes walking distance from the conference venue. You may book your room directly from the hotel. www.hurryinn.com 


Early booking is highly recommended!

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