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A visa is "valid" only for the period stated on the visa itself. It is not valid before the specified start date, nor valid after the specified end date. If you could use a Schengen visa outside it's valid period, then anyone with an expired Schengen visa in their passport could also apply for an eVisa and enter the country.


Edit: Confirming the answer of @Tom: KLMs Timatic query tool is more precise: Turkish Airlines (TK), Egyptair (MS), Onur Air (8Q) or Pegasus Airlines (PC) can obtain a visa or an e-visa on arrival, for a max. stay of 30 days. They must hold a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date, return ticket on TK/MS/8Q/PC, hotel ...

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