To help plan your visit to Turkey here's an overview of the festivals and events taking place over the next year:
April 9th-20th -
Istanbul Film Festival (Istanbul
April 12th-May 11th -
April 23rd -
National Sovereignty and Children's Day (countrywide)
April 25th -
ANZAC Day (Gallipoli
June 26th -
Istanbul Jazz Festival (Istanbul)
October 29th -
Republic Day (countrywide)
Before planning a trip around a festival, please verify the festival dates on the festival's website or with a local tourist information office as dates can change.
There's also a number of national holidays in Turkey and on these dates many businesses and some tourist sites will close for the day so plan your visit accordingly.