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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Normal dress at the embassy; a little more casual in summer. - Oct 19, 2017
Depending on your job the dress code is either a suit and tie or business casual. - Sep 21, 2017
Business to dress casual depending on your section. Formal wear for sporadic events throughout the year. - Jun 8, 2017
Formal for balls; work dress like the U.S. - Sep 27, 2016
Slightly more covered than usual, sort of 1950 Americana with Islamic touch - Aug 2, 2015
Business at work. Turkish women can be very glamorous and hip. Casual is also quite common. - Apr 2, 2015
Suit and tie for work, stylish but casual for public (good shoes for walking on slippery and uneven surfaces). - Feb 14, 2015
Business formal. Turks can be very smart dressers. But depending on the area of Ankara where you are visiting, there might be more conservative Turkish women who wear scarves, etc. - Jun 10, 2014
Feels smart casual in the Embassy. - Apr 4, 2014
Turkish women are quite stylish. Always over dress if you are not sure. Dressing nice is a sign of respect. - Mar 31, 2014
Smart casual. - Mar 30, 2014
Business and business casual. - Jul 28, 2013
Professional. Casual is more dressed-up than in the States. - Aug 4, 2011
Business casual to business. - Jul 14, 2010