A large country straddling the border between Europe and Asia, with Ankara as the capital.

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Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me?

I have never been to Istanbul but I am planning to go there with the kids. A friend of mine showed me yesterday a video of him buying ice cream from a traditional ice cream shop in Istanbul. He ...
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Time for international-international transfer in Ataturk airport [closed]

How long does a transfer from airplane to gate take in Ataturk airport in Turkey? International to international? Do we go through customs or what?
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Does Turkey no longer offer visa on arrival to Australian passport holders?

I'm an Australian citizen who's been to Turkey several times, starting in 2010, but not for a couple of years now. Each time I visited, I was able to obtain a visa on arrival at the land border or ...
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I am a Bangladeshi citizen. Can I get a Turkish transit visa on arrival? [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi citizen, flying to Russia by Turkish Airlines. I have 96 hours transit in Istanbul. I booked a hotel in Istanbul. Can I get a transit visa on arrival in the airport?
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Overnight travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Turkey?

Last year (2014), the guys from our dive center in Turkey told us that there is a (new) legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master) which is enforced ...
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Is it possible to travel across Turkey from the northeast corner to the southwest corner in 5 days/

I will start from Georgia. Then I enter Turkey somewhere and I would like to travel across the country somehow (no plan yet). The last stop in Turkey might be marmaris. Anyway, I have to go to the ...
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Transit visa at istanbul airport

I am an Indian citizen. I need to go to Tbilisi (Georgia) via Istanbul (Turkey) from Berlin (Germany). I booked the two flights separately from two different companies. Do I need a transit visa for ...
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How to go from Kars, Turkey to Georgia?

I will travel in Turkey in Nov/Dec 2015. I will take the train from Istanbul to the far east of Turkey. As far as I know, Kars is the east end of the railway. So, how can I go from Kars to ...
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Indian residing in Tbilisi, Georgia visiting Turkey

I am an Indian citizen residing in Georgia with a temporary residence permit. Do I need a visa to visit Turkey?
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Travelling to Romania through Turkey with a Pakistani ordinary passport

I am travelling to Romania with Turkish airlines with a 10 hour layover in Istanbul. I have a valid Romanian visa, am I eligible to get a Turkish e-visa? The conditions on the e-visa website are ...
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Question whether we need transit visas for stopover in Istanbul with no exit from airport [duplicate]

I am a Cameroonian national with the UN Laissez-Passer traveling with my family of 4 (wife and 3 kids with Cameroon passports) from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to my final destination, Yaounde, Cameroon and ...
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Etiquette for talking to others on public transport in Turkey

Beyond asking for directions and skipping sensitive topics like religion, politics, regional conflicts, is it considered rude to talk to strangers on Turkish public transport (trains, buses) ? Is ...
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Turkish eVisa for Schengen holder single entry

I have a Schengen visa valid from 24/6 to 19/7 single entry but the duration of stay is 11 days and I will stay the 11 days from 26/6 to 6/7 then I will go to Turkey, can I get the eVisa at the ...
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7 Hours to Kill in Atatürk [duplicate]

I am booked to go from Dublin to Hong Kong with Turkish airlines with a stopover in Istanbul. There is a long layover, and I was wondering if anyone knows if I can leave the airport and head into ...
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Caucasus: end overland trip where I started without retracing my steps

I'm looking into a Caucasus trip visiting Turkey, Georgia and Armenia. A return flight from IST is far cheaper than a multi-city flight, so I'd like to get back to Istanbul without going over the same ...
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Transit visa for Indian passport holder having Schengen visa [closed]

I am an Indian passport holder having a Schengen student visa, I have a lay-over of 22 hours at Istanbul airport on my flight back to Mumbai from Leipzig, Germany. I want to know if I need a transit ...
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Is the new border crossing between Georgia and Turkey at Kartsakhi open to foreigners?

I was just reading a Quora post on the longest overland trip in the world and it mentions crossing from Georgia to Turkey at Kartsakhi. I've crossed between these countries probably half a dozen times ...
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Are there ferries from west coast of Turkey to Greece?

I'm planning a trip to Georgia and Turkey (I'm from Poland). I've done this route a couple of times hitchhiking / by bus - and I have always "switched continens" by Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. This ...
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Turkish visa processing still ongoing after the date of my intended trip has passed

I applied for a Turkish tourist visa here at the embassy as I was not eligible for e-Visa. Problem is that hotel arrangements and flight schedules I provided are already passed and yet they need 9 ...
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Visas on cruises in Turkey [closed]

I understand that if we are boarding a cruise ship in Turkey, we will not need a visa. Do we still need one if we are arriving one day before we board the ship? We are traveling in March 2016 and have ...
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Youth associations in Turkey [on hold]

I am looking for youth/students associations in Turkey, especially associations with an interest in Europe. I'm currently writing articles about these subjects (link to my website here) and would ...
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Turkey Visit Visa

I am travelling From Canada to KSA Via Turkey- Do I need a visa to visit the city during my layover hours? If Yes- Should I apply for it online or Can I just get it at the airport?
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Do I need a transit visa travelling from Pakistan (Lahore) via Turkey (Istanbul) to Germany (Stuttgart)? [duplicate]

I am a Pakistani National and have Pakistani passport, also having UAE Resident ID and Schengen Visa on my Passport. I will be travelling from Pakistan (Lahore) via Turkey (Istanbul) to Germany ...
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Are Turkey Black Sea beaches suitable for bathing in summer?

In June-July, it is possible I take a short trip to the north of Turkey. I'd like to know if their beaches worth a visit or not. Specifically, I'd like to know if: Weather is appropriate for bathing ...
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I am American with passport having layover in Istanbul for 20 hours. Do I need Visa?

I will be staying over for 20 hour layover and I was wondering if I needed to get a visa in order to leave airport and visit the city. And if I need a visa do I apply for it while I'm on the layover ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Turkey?

I have a flight layover of 12 hours at Istanbul. I have a official Indian passport and will have a Schengen visa as I will be returning from Germany. Do I need a transit visa for city tour? If yes, ...
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ATM fees in Turkey

I have a debit card (mastercard from Sydbank, Denmark). I'm gonna use it to withdraw money from ATMs in Turkey. I asked my bank but they said it's up to whichever Turkish ATM (its bank) I use. Any ...
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passport validity less than 6 months

I'm Malaysian student in Jordan. I'm planning to travel to Kuala Lumpur via Turkish Airlines on the next month. Based on the flight details on Turkish Airlines webpage, I should transit in Istanbul ...
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What are Android and/or iOS apps for public transit directions in Istanbul, Turkey?

I found that Google maps doesn't provide public transit functionality in Istanbul, so I'm curious what apps natives use?
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Traveling from Canada to Istanbul & Athens - 2 different passports?

I am a dual Canadian/Iranian national and I am traveling to Istanbul (Turkey) mid June and staying a few days and then traveling to Athens (Greece) for 1.5 weeks, then I am returning to Canada. As a ...
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What currencies can I use in Istanbul?

Besides the Turkish Lira, can I use US dollars and/or Euros in Istanbul? I mean particularly for paying in taxis, groceries and vegetable markets. If this is possible, is there any additional cost ...
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Turkish transit visa on arrival

I'm flying from London to Mumbai in May, and then back from Kathmandu to London later in the month. On both journeys I have a short (1-2 hours) stop over in Istanbul. If everything works, I know I ...
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How to get from Istanbul Airport (Ataturk) to Bursa, mid march, by bus and ferry?

I need to get from Ataturk Airport landing at around 6 to the port for the BUDO catamaran. Would a bus or taxi be a better choice? Also, which buses would be best and if Id have to book from before, ...
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Food imports and exports from Turkey

I am travelling to Turkey and would like to know if are there any laws/regulations regarding bringing food into or out of Turkey?
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Is it currently possible to travel directly between the different parts of “Kurdistan” which lie within different countries?

Kurdistan is an ethno-cultural region within parts of several connected countries. It's basically the part of the world where the Kurds come from, but is not a country or nation. The parts are mainly ...
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Do I need to bring Turkish Lira (cash) for a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport?

We will be travelling from Europe to Asia with Turkish Airlines, with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport. While waiting at the transit zone for a few hours, we will probably spend some money on ...
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I am travelling from India to Kosovo via Turkey - do I need a visa as an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian citizen planning for a 90 days Business Trip to Kosovo and I have invitation letters from an Office in Kosovo. Do I need to have a Visa to enter Kosovo for 90 days? I am getting ...
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Do I need a visa for 1 week holiday in Istanbul, from Netherlands?

I live in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I'm Italian. I want to visit Istanbul for 1 week in March. Do I need a visa?
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How do I use a Satnav (Garmin Nuvi 2599) in Turkey?

We have just got a new Garmin Nuvi 2599 for Christmas and may be going to Turkey next year. The Nuvi 2599 comes with a full set of Europe maps that include Turkey. I have tried to enter the address ...
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Can I use my UK provisional Driving Licence as a residence permit?

Actually I want to apply for Turkey electronic visa. Moreover as per their requirement I should got valid residence permit of UK or valid schengen vise. I have valid provisional driving license ...
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How can I find out if I'm wanted in Turkey?

Say that I want to travel to a foreign country, but it's possible I am wanted by the authorities there*. To find out if this is the case, I could just go, and see if I get arrested at the airport, but ...
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Turkish citizen with Canadian temporary residence: Do I need a transit visa?

I am a student in Canada with a multiple entry visa. Am I able to do the following journey without the need for a transit visa?: Istanbul - Munich - London - Toronto The two European airports are: ...
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When is a good time to visit Fethiye (Turkey) to see spring flowers and have good weather?

We wish to: Have a relaxing holiday Not to have to take our waterproofs out with us See the spring flowers Sit outside to eat We went at the end of September a few years ago and had 1 good week of ...
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Iraqi citizen traveling to Romania - do I need a transit visa in Turkey?

I am an Iraqi citizen living in Cyprus and I want to travel with my wife who is Romanian to Romania 3 weeks later. What I want to ask is whether or not I need a transit visa in Turkey considering ...
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Sim card for travelers in Turkey

Is it possible to buy SIM card in Turkey for the time of travel? If so, how much does it cost and how much do calls, texts and - the most important - data transfer cost in average?
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Why does my boarding pass read “APIS OK”

I flew from Turkey to France on a direct flight. When I checked in, I saw the boarding pass given to me read "APIS OK". I thought APIS was a program of US immigration, mostly for passengers to the ...
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Is it possible to travel safely from Istanbul to Moscow with a UK passport? [closed]

I want to visit 2 great cities, Istanbul and Moscow, but how can I travel safely between them? Does anyone know if it is possible for a UK tourist to travel through Georgia? What about a ferry ...
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Apple Store in Ankara or Turkey

I just arrived in Ankara today, and I decided to buy an iPod, I had been planning to buy one and this time I really needed one. I Googled "apple store ankara" and found some place on Maps which turned ...
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Transit visa needed for layover (< 24 hrs) in Germany? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student in US with a valid F-1 visa and I-20 documents. These are my flight details: NYC -> Frankfurt -> Istanbul. The layover at Frankfurt is less than 24 hours, and I'm going to take ...