Language

Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish or Anatolian Turkish, is the most widely-spoken language in Istanbul. Though English is not commonly spoken in Istanbul except in touristic areas, announcements in places such as the subway are delivered in Turkish and English.

The official language of the congress is English.  

 

Some basic Turkish words:

Yes Evet
No Hayır
Hello Merhaba
Ok tamam
Thank You Teşekkür ederim, teşekkürler, sağol or mersi
Please Lütfen
Goodbye     Hoşça kalın or Bye bye
Sorry / excuse me Pardon / Affedersiniz
Good Morning Günaydın
Good Evening Iyi akşamlar
Good Night Iyi Geceler
Right Sağ
Left Sol
Straight On Doğru
Near Yakin
Far Uzak
Up Yukari
Down Aşağı