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I have a B category driving licence which I obtained in Turkey. Do you know if my Turkish driving licence is valid in the UK? It was issued both in Turkish and English.

If not, what kind of steps I need to take to make it valid?

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Yes it is valid in the UK, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK:

If you’ve got a full and valid licence you can drive any small vehicle (eg car or motorcycle) listed on your licence for 12 months from when you last entered Great Britain (GB).

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If you are driving in a foreign country, you could try getting an International Drivers Permit, which is a translation of your licence into many languages and works in many countries.

Local organisations issue them for a small fee. e.g. I have Ireland The AA issue them.

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