I'm a Nigerian passport holder with a valid Schengen Visa. Can I purchase the Turkish E-visa to travel to Turkey?

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    Any particular reason for you to think that Schengen visa would have any meaning to the country that's not in Schengen Area?
    – Mołot
    Commented May 29, 2019 at 12:15
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    @Mołot for citizens of some countries, including Nigeria, Turkish e-visas are granted only to those who have a visa/residence permit from UK/Ireland/USA/Schengen
    – etmuse
    Commented May 29, 2019 at 13:11

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Yes, a Nigerian citizen becomes eligible for Turkish e-Visa if he/she is holding a valid Schengen visa. Please note that there are some additional requirements. The website returned the following ones. I chose "Nigeria" and "Ordinary Passport" to see this list.

You must meet all the requirements listed below in order to obtain an e-Visa. Please confirm that you meet these criteria by clicking the boxes next to them. If you do not meet any of these requirements and you proceed with your application, your e-Visa will be invalid.

  • I am travelling for the purposes of tourism or business.
  • I have a valid Supporting Document (Valid visa OR valid residence permit from one of the Schengen Countries, USA, UK or Ireland). E-visas are not accepted as supporting documents.
  • I have a round-trip ticket with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air or Atlasglobal Airlines.
  • I hold a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date I intend to enter Turkey.
  • I can prove that I hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of my stay.
  • I confirm that I meet each and every one of the conditions listed above.

This is an additional confirmation from Turkish MFA.

Nigeria: Ordinary, official/service passport holders are required to have visa to enter Turkey. These passport holders with a valid Schengen members or USA, UK, Ireland visa or residence permit may get their single entry e-Visas valid for one month e-Visas via the website www.evisa.gov.tr, provided that they meet certain conditions.

Diplomatic passport holders are exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.

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