Hotel and Travel Information


Students and listeners attending the conference will be hosted by our University.
Marma Kongre Merkezi which is placed on campus will be present for participants.
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 For Presenters:

There is NO Registration Fee! Participants attending the conference will be hosted by Maltepe University at our 5-star Marma Otel Istanbul (

PRESENTERS:  Please click on the link below to reserve your room at Marma Otel Istanbul.

All other expenses will be provided by Maltepe University!

For Other Participants:

There is NO Registration Fee!   Other participants attending the conference will be hosted at a special discounted rate by Maltepe University at our 5-star Marma Otel Istanbul (  Please click on the link below to reserve your room at Marma Otel Istanbul.



Istanbul has two international airports Istanbul Atatürk (IST), the main international hub of Turkish Airlines, and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (SAW), a major hub for low-cost airlines as Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air and AtlasJet.

Passengers arriving/departing from these airports on 27 and 28 April 2017 will be welcomed by Congress staff and we will take care of your transfer to the Maltepe University campus.


Istanbul can be reached also by other means of public transport from neighbouring countries or within Turkey.

Train:  the main railway hub is  Sirkeci train station on the European side.

Bus: the main intercity bus stations are Otogar/Esenler on the European side and Harem on the Anatolian side. Major bus companies provide shuttles into the city center.


Visa requirements for entrance into Turkey dependpon the diplomatic agreements between Turkey and the country of the participant. For some countries, entry visas to Turkey can also be obtained at airport of entry. Participants are advised to check visa requirements with the Turkish consulate in their home country or with their travel agency. Please note that a number of countries are also eligible for electronic visas (e-visa) so make sure to check for this option when your apply for your own one.

To avoid any inconvenience, apply for your visa in person and in good time before departing for Turkey. The most updated visa information can be received from the Turkish Foreign Ministry website.

VISA FEES for your entrance to Turkey: depending on your nationality you might be required to pay a VISA FEE in Euros, US Dollars or British Pounds before passport controls at both Istanbul Ataturk and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Please queue for the visa payment first as, without the required visa you will not be allowed to cross the border.

In case your country is not listed (e.g.: Italy) this will likely mean that in your case visa fees are waived and you can proceed directly to the passport control booths.

 At both airports visa fees are also displayed prior to your arrival to the passport controls area.

> VISA FEES for foreign citizens (Turkish Foreign Ministry website)


The official language is Turkish. In areas frequented by tourists it is easy to find many bilingual citizens.


GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time) + 3 hours in the entire country.


The electric current is 220V AC with a frequency of 50 Hertz. European standard plugs with two round pins are used.


The Turkish Lira is available in notes and coins. Turkish Lira (TL) denominations

Banknotes :  5; 10; 20; 50; 100; and 200 TL

Coins : 1; 5; 10; 25; 50 Kurus (cents) and 1 Lira


Foreign money can be changed at banks during normal business hours (09.00-17.00 Monday-Friday) as well as at hotels, at the airport and in exchange offices. Exchange rates are set daily by the Central Bank. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs for Turkish Liras, Euros and US Dollars are available at many points throughout the city and at the airports.


Turkey uses the metric system for weight and measures.


Turkey uses continental European sizes for clothes and shoes. Food and drink are sold in metric measures.

For further information about Istanbul you may visit

Transport Information

There are several transport alternatives to the Marmara Eğitim Köyü,where the new campus of Maltepe University is located.

  • From TEM Highway; after entering the Kartal-Samandıra junction and the toll booths, turn to the direction  of Samandıra by following the signs.
  • From Kadıköy; 19H İETT bus can be taken.
  • From E-5 (urban freeway); the campus can also be reached after passing over the Maltepe bridge by taking the road leading to the SSK Hospital- Başıbüyük or by taking the road from the Küçükyalı side road junction by following the directing signs at the junctions.

You can also take the ring service buses from Maltepe, which pass through various routes.