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Turkey : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations


Turkey : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

Internet extension: .tr - Telephone code: +90 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (beginning)**Friday January 22, 2021School holidays 
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Regional holiday**Tuesday October 6, 2020Secular holiday 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday October 25, 2020Special Events 
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Bank Holiday (from 13:00)Wednesday October 28, 2020Banks only 
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Republic Day**Thursday October 29, 2020National Day 
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Istanbul marathon*Sunday November 8, 2020Sports events 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday November 13, 2020School holidays 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday November 23, 2020School holidays 
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Saint Nicholas*Sunday December 6, 2020cards/flowers 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Friday January 22, 2021

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International schools may follow a different calendar
issued by the Ministry of Education Milli Eğitim Bakanı Nimet Çubukçu
study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 425
Schooling mandatory till age 18
number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 500
Number of teaching days: 180
Teaching language: Turkish, Kurdish
schools are closed on Sunday
school uniforms may be required
Istanbul University ranking: Times Higher Education #601-800/QS ranking #601-650/Shanghai #401-500
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Regional holiday -
Tuesday October 6, 2020

Secular holiday : Liberation of Istanbul (İstanbul’un Kurtuluşu) – Regional Holiday – Anniversary of the liberation of Istanbul by Turkish armed forces during the War of Independence in Istanbul only

Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday October 25, 2020

Special Events : At 1:00 a.m. local times

Bank Holiday (from 13:00) -
Wednesday October 28, 2020

Banks only :

Republic Day -
Thursday October 29, 2020

Secular holiday : Proclamation of the republic in 1923 paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Istanbul marathon -
Sunday November 8, 2020

Sports events : 2020 edition confirmed

Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday November 13, 2020

School holidays :

Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday November 23, 2020

School holidays :

Saint Nicholas -
Sunday December 6, 2020

cards/flowers : A festival for children related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts.