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

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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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Do I need a visa to Turkey if I am crossing from Georgia?

I am Egyptian. I will travel to Georgia in February. I have the visa for Georgia and I would like to cross from Georgia to Turkey by bus. Do I need a visa? And if so, where should I get it? Egypt or ...
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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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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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Crossing from Georgia into Turkey

Going from Georgia into Turkey overland—can you do that without problems? (Assume no visa requirement for either country.) What border crossing points are there? Also, what are the public transport ...
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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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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...
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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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Should I tip in restaurants in Turkey?

I will be in Istanbul for a week. Do I have to tip in restaurants or not?
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Train from Istanbul To Izmit and back

We are traveling to Istanbul, Turkey next month and we would like to take a day to visit Izmit. With that plan in mind what we would like to do is travel from Istanbul (european side) to Izmit in the ...
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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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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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Lesovo, Bulgaria to Hamzabeyli, Turkey with bike

It's hard to find online information about the border crossings between Bulgaria and Turkey in English. The border crossing between Kapitan Andreevo, Bulgaria and Kapıkule, Turkey is allegedly only ...
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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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Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

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 ...
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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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Non-EU citizen travelling with EU citizen (Irish spouse) to Turkey; do I need a visa?

Am a non EU citizen but my husband is. We live and work in UK and I have a residential permit. I'm looking to book a holiday to Turkey for my hubby and I for 5 days. Do I need to apply for a visa to ...
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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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How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 safe to drink the tap water in Istanbul?

Is the water from the tap/faucet potable in Istanbul or must I buy bottled water? If not, what are the specific contaminants in it?
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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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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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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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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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Turkey transit visa for a stateless person? [duplicate]

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
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Getting to Cappadocia: Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport?

We (my wife, our 3.5 year old kid, me) are planning to visit Cappadocia in April for about about 4 days, following a stay in Istanbul. According to google maps, it takes 1 1/2 hours from Kayseri ...
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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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How to get from Istanbul Atatürk Airport to Çanakkale‎?

The usual way to get from Istanbul to Çanakkale‎ is to take a direct bus from the Büyük or the Harem otogar (bus station). That's especially true if you stay somewhere in the "center" of Istanbul. But ...
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Visiting Lany or Inlemay on a cruise from Spain - single or multiple entry Schengen visa?

If I am in the Schengen Visa area (with a visa) and we cruise to Turkey getting off the ship at Istanbul and Kuskadasi and return to Barcelona - do I need a multiple-entry visa or will a single entry ...
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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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Can you currently get from Turkey to Egypt by ferry?

Since April 2012, Anrusstrans is offering a ferry service between the Turkish port of Mersin, in the south east of the country, and Port Said, east of Alexandria on the Egyptian coast. Over at ...
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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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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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Mobile and mobile internet provider Turkey

I am going to Turkey for a 10 day trip. Is it possible to buy a 3G chip to have internet access in all Turkey for this period? What are my options and average price?
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Renting a portable 3G hotspot at Istanbul airport?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me one at ...
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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 ...