Destination Information

General Information

Conference Venue: 

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (Halkali Central Campus)

Address: Halkalı Merkez, Halkalı Mahallesi, Halkalı Kampüsü Halkalı Caddesi, D:No:281, 34303 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul



The official language of the Conference is English.


The Climate

Weather temperatures during the month of December at Istanbul are with in temperatures ranging between 7°C / 11°C during the day, and 4°C / 6°C at night (the temperature graph December 2019 for Istanbul, Turkey). In December, average rainy days are 17 days, so take measures accordingly, if you plan to hang out. 

Time Zone: GMT +2


Currency and Credit Card

The Turkish currency is the Turkish Lira (TL).

Cash may be exchanged in banks and exchange offices (called DOVIZ in turkish language) during office hours. The official exchange rate is listed daily at the banks and exchange offices. You can find banks and Doviz at all airports in Istanbul and also around our university. All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores.


Business hours






220V, 50 Hz European standard plugs Type C (Europeans 2-pin) with 2 round pins are used.


Country Dialing Code: +90

Emergency service phone: 112



You may require VISA to enter to Turkey. You can apply for visa online or you can check at closest Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country. If you need an invitation letter for visa, then you can drop an email to:



Following hotels are 2.5 kms away from Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (Conference venue) but you can also find other hotels in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul.


Serenity Suites Hotel

Address: Halkalı Merkez Mh. Zeynebiye Caddesi No:1, 34303 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul

Telephone: +90 (212) 495 03 00

Single Room: 49€

Double Room: 59€


Park Inn by Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport 

Address: Halkalı Merkez, Halkali Merkez Mahallesi Fatih Caddesi, No 99, 34303 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul

Telephone: +90 (212) 999 67 77


Standard Room: 55€

Superior Room: 80€


Getting to Conference Venue


You have the following alternatives from Istanbul Airport (IST):


  1. If you are planning to use public transport then take the elevators at the exit of the Arrival level and go to public transportation floor (labelled as -2 floor besides elevator buttons). There, you will find two types of public buses [HAVAIST (normally blue/white colored buses) and IETT (Yellow colored buses)] departs for several locations in Istanbul. Havaist is comfortable/luxurious bus with separate luggage compartment while IETT buses are normal public bus.

  1. Take havaist bus, numbered as IST-17 for Halkali (route code), departs for Halkali in every 30 minutes. It takes around 40-50 minutes to reach ‘Halkali Police Center’ (Halkali Polis Merkez in Turkish Language) stop. From there walk 3 minutes to reach university main entrance gate. The bus fare is 16 TL (Turkish Lira) and it accepts credit cards, but you can also buy Istanbul card from POS machines installed at public transportation floor.

  1. There are IETT buses for Halkali in every 90 minutes. Take IETT bus of H-3 route code, it will take 40-50 minutes to reach Halkali Poliz Merkez stop. From there walk 3 minutes to reach university main entrance gate. The bus fare is 5 TL (Turkish Lira) and it only accepts istanbul bus card which you can buy from POS machines installed at this floor. 

  1. Take a taxi (TAKSI in Turkish language) at the exit of arrival floor - Istanbul Airport. It will take 30-40 minutes to reach conference venue, and costs 130-160 TL approximately, depending on traffic congestion.

Following are the alternatives from Sabiha Gokçen Airport (SAW), Istanbul:


  1. At the exit of the arrival floor, take havabus for Taksim (city center of european side of istanbul). You can find buses at arrival level in every 30 minutes. Bus fare is 18TL and it takes approximately 1 hour. Then from Taksim take a taxi. It will cost around 80-120 TL and takes 40-60 minutes.

  1. Take taxi from Sabiha Gokçen Airport and it will take 180-225 TL depending on traffic congestion.

Following are the alternatives from various other points such as Istanbul inter-city bus terminal Bayrampasa and Yenikapi Ferryboat Terminal:


For persons coming through Istanbul Bus Terminal Esenler/Bayrampaşa (Otogar), take IETT bus of route 76O that leaves every 15 minutes. Bus accepts only istanbul bus card and cost around 3 TL. It will take 1 hour to reach Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University stop.

If you are coming from Yenikapi IDO Ferry terminal (Istanbul), take IETT bus of route code BN1 towards Halkali. Bus leaves every 15-20 minutes and takes around 1 hour to reach stop called Halkali Park, from there walk 3 minutes to reach Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University. Bus only accepts Istanbul bus card to pay fare.


  1. The route codes are displayed on front (wind) screen of each bus.

  2. The public transport in Turkey does not accept cash. To use public transport such as IETT operated buses, metrobus, ferry boats, metro trains, and tram you need Istanbul Card (IstanbulKart). How to buy Istanbul Bus Card (IstanbuKart) from Istanbul Airport?


Contact Details:

For more queries regarding conference, contact on whatsapp: +90 551 254 9483

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