I graduated from the University of Philology, Department of English Language and Literature. I worked as an English Teacher for few years but I understood that it is not really what I wanted so I finished my short teaching career. Then I decided to study History and Archaeology and use my knowledge on this field.
In 2001 I became professional tour guide, with the license issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Since then I have worked for many agencies as an independent guide and I have been meeting tourists from all over the world. During this fourteen years, I have also been organizing private tours, and working with ToursByLocals is perfect option for me.
Since I grew up and have lived all my life in a touristic town, guiding has always been my dream. Very early I understood that it would be the most convenient job for my lifestyle, because I like history, archaeology, traveling and meeting different people and cultures, and the most important of everything, I love my country and want to help people see it's beauty and understand it's history and culture and at the same time, earning money from what I really enjoy doing; is a great feeling.
I have guiding experience in all areas in Turkey, but my favorite tours are definitely those in the Aegean and Istanbul. If you woukd like to have a multy day tour in Turkey, you are allways wellcome to contact me to discuss your program.
I am looking forward to meeting you in my country and showing you all its beauties!
A Recent Review of this guide
We stopped at Ephesus as part of a Regent Seven Seas Athens-Athens cruise. Regent offered us 4 different Ephesus group tour free; they include all excursions in the fare. I knew that Ephesus deserved a private tour, particularly for the Terrace Houses, and I chose this one for my wife and me. Fabulous tour in a Mercedes Van/. Ertunga is a fabulous, well educated guide who speaks impeccable English. The village lunch at the home of his personal friends was BEYOND fabulous; easily the best of our trip.
Tour Guiding License issued by The Ministry Of Culture & Tourism Of Turkey, license number: 09-005832.