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I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul.

Do I need to have visa for Turkey? This is the first time I am travelling outside my country, and any information on this will be helpful.

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How long is the layover? And is it with the same airline? –  Ankur Banerjee Feb 28 '13 at 19:45
@AnkurBanerjee, It is same airline(Turkish airline) and difference of time between flights is 1 hours 20 minute. –  alekhine Feb 28 '13 at 19:53
And definitely the same airport? –  Mark Mayo Feb 28 '13 at 20:58

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No, you don't need a transit visa - as long as you don't leave the transit lounge. But be sure about your change with airlines/planes, as there are two airports in Istanbul. You may read detailed information on the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

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Thanks a lot Mahmut for your ansewr. –  alekhine Mar 1 '13 at 9:59

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