Turkey: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress
Business dress is conservative. You will be expected to wear a suit and tie. Similarly, women should wear smart professional outfits.
In the summer, and especially in the cities of Istanbul, Izmir and Anakara, the weather is very hot and humid. It is acceptable to wear a shirt with trousers and in most cases not to wear a tie.
Outside the big cities--and especially in the East of Turkey--both women and men should wear more conservative clothing. Women are advised to refrain from exposing their legs and arms and to ensure clothes are not tight-fitting. Men should not wear shorts.
At the beach, normal beach wear is worn by Turk and foreigner alike.
When visiting a mosque, bear in mind that it is place of worship. Never enter a mosque with shoes. There is always a rack where shoes can be kept. Make sure your feet are clean and will not bring in dust or mud. Men should not wear shorts and must wear a shirt or t-shirt. Women should be covered fully, especially their hair. If you do not have a scarf, ask an attendant as some are usually put aside for foreign visitors.
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