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

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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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Question whether we need transit visas for stopover in Istanbul with no exit from airport

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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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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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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What is the cheapest way of geting from Rhodes to Turkey? [on hold]

I did some search but I allways get some weird websites with a dodgy look. Maybe someone has experience with this route and can share their knowledge. I am looking for a one way ticket. I found a ...
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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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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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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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Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul

I would like to know since am from Cameroon and have a valid Bulgarian visa, if it is possible for me to cross to Turkey to visit and do some shopping? And if yes do I need a visa from a consulate to ...
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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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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 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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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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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 procedures: The date of my intended trip has already passed and I haven't heard back

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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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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Transit visa at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, during a Turkish Airlines arranged stopover?

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing or hotel accommodation?. All services provided free by the Turkish Airline. I am Nigerian citizen and booked Turkish ...
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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

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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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 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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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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Usual taxi fares and things to know about transportation inside Antalya

Since my enquiry covers the transportation system in Antalya, I have come up with two questions: 1) What are the usual taxi fares in Antalya? Including Taxi from the Airport to hotels (e.g. my hotel ...
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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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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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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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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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A quiet holiday around Istanbul

I am planning a long and quiet holiday in Turkey, and looking for a cozy city around Istanbul. Since I arrive at Istanbul airport, I wish to find a nice city around Istanbul (less than 200km far) to ...
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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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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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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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What is the best way to travel from IST to Istanbul?

Is there an airport link or subway which takes you from the IST airport to somewhere close to the Hagia Sophia neighbourhood? I am looking at either taking a cab or the public transit to get to the ...
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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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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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Do I need a transit visa travelling from Pakistan via Turkey to Iraq?

I've got a Pakistani passport & I'm going to travel from Pakistan to Iraq with a stay of 17 hours at a Turkish airport. Do I need a transit visa?
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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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Ataturk Airport to Yenikapi ferry by rental car?

What is the best route to drive from Ataturk Aiport to Yenikapi? How long is the journey? We want to rent a car at the airport and drive to Bodrum.
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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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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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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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Inexpensive way to use my US iPhone's data connection in Turkey?

I want to use my AT&T iPhone – specifically the data connection – while in Turkey in September. What's the easiet, cheapest way to make my phone work in that country? How good is the service? ...
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Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
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Sufi Dance in Turkey

I'm looking for a Sufi dance show in Istanbul. I'd like to watch for a "real and non-hollywood" show. I don't need dinner nor drinks nor any kind of extras.