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

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Is it possible to take a direct bus from Tbilisi to Istanbul?

I'd like to go by bus directly from Tbilisi to Istanbul. My questions are: What companies run on the route (please list as many as you know)? What bus Station in Tbilisi does each Company operate ...
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Late boarding and passport control failures caused a missed flight in Turkey on a non-EU airline - what compensation can I claim?

I've just had a two part flight, Antalya-Istanbul-London Gatwick via Pegasus airlines. I arrived at the airport early and checked in with plenty of time to spare. The boarding for the first part of ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa because of having the UK student visa?

I have an Iranian citizenship and I am living in Turkey. I am a self-employed i.e. have had 45% share of an active company (the other shares are for other members of my family). As I decided to ...
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My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in Spain? [closed]

My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in Spain? I read in a website that is not necessary, but in other places yes I'm confused, can someone help me ...
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Is a photocopy of your passport valid ID in Turkey?

This site tells me: It is illegal not to carry some form of photographic ID in Turkey. Carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times. However i want to double check. While it would be ...
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​ Is it safe to travel to Istanbul/Turkey in the summer of 2016? [duplicate]

​After these number of explosions in different cities in Turkey, including an explosion at the heart of Istanbul’s old city, an area visited by up to 14 million tourists each year. Is it still safe to ...
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Identify a strange object on the map, somewhere around Euphrates River

Can you help me identify a strange object on the map, which I saw during my recent flight from Frankfurt to Mumbai? It seems to be in Turkey, however I can't give you nothing more closer or more ...
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Schengen visa from Turkey on Pakistani Passport

i am visiting Turkey as a tourist for one week on Pakistani Passport, can I apply for Schengen Visa from Turkey while visiting Istanul
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Transiting through Turkey two days before passport expires

I have been residing in the UK since November 2014 on a settlement residence visa which doesn't expire till July 2017. I left the UK on 04/03/2016 for a 11-day short visit in Ghana via transit through ...
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What are the visa requirements for US citizen travelling to Italy with a layover in Istanbul? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Chicago O'Hare on Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Turkey. I have a layover in Istanbul for 5 hrs, then board Turkish Airlines and travel to Rome Italy. I have a current US Passport. ...
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Traveling to Turkey [closed]

Is it safe to travel to Istanbul, Turkey at this time? I am a bit worried about the current events, but still interested to see the wonderful culture.
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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Is transit visa required for Turkey? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and flying to spain, holding a valid schengen visa. Layover time for my journey is 4 hours at Istanbul and I do not wish to leave the airport. Do I need a transit visa?
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

I know there is very similar question, however it was in 2011 and many things have changed since then. Now is 2016. I'm interested in public transportation overland (buses, trains), least - oversea, ...
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Mobile Wifi Rental in Turkey?

I was in Japan last summer and rented a pocket wifi device that provides 4G mobile internet. It made my trip much more easier. Now, I will be in Turkey on January and was wondering if there is any ...
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Is a transit visa required in Istanbul? [duplicate]

My family and I are traveling to Dubai via Istanbul from Abuja, Nigeria. The layover is 12 hours. We have 2 little children, 1 infant and a senior in our party, all on Nigerian passports. I want to ...
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Travelling to Nigeria through Turkish Airlines with layover in Instanbul. Do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I have an EXPIRED US Student VISA (However I have maintained my status as a student in the US) and I hold a Nigerian passport. I would be travelling to Nigeria using Turkish Airlines in December. ...
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Turkey Overstay impact on subsequent UK visas?

I need an important help on my further visa. I have been in Turkey two years back on work visa. I was working for a company out there and it was an IT project. The visa duration was for a year but ...
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Is it normal for a Hotel to kick out a sick child? [closed]

We were staying at a Hotel in Turkey and on day 5 our child became ill with HFMD ( hand, foot and mouth disease) the hotel Dr sent us to the hospital, on the same day 3 families with very young ...
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Traveling to Canada via Turkey

Pakistani with Canadian PR. I am getting a flight option via turkey with a 21 hours layover. The airlines are different and I am not sure if there's code sharing. I have a friend and I would like to ...
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do i need a transit visa at istanbul airport on turkish airlines for connecting to singapore, i am a ghanaian [duplicate]

I am a ghanaian travelling on turkish airline from nigeria to singapore. there is a long layover from 6am to 1am before boarding my next flight. Do i need to acquire a transit visa before i can use ...
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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 land-based 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. What can I do?

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 that I provided have already expired and yet the ...
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Youth associations in Turkey [closed]

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 ...