I am intending to bring a few bottles of Australian wine into Turkey as a present for friends. Each bottle contains 750ml of wine (14.5% alcohol).
The customs rules says:
Muafiyet kapsamındaki eşya tür ve miktarları şu şekildedir:
1- Alkol derecesi % 22’yi geçen alkol ve alkollü içkiler 1 lt.
2- Alkol derecesi % 22'yi geçmeyen alkol ve alkollü içkiler 2 lt.
Strictly speaking, my wine does not fall under the item #1 as it is below 22% alcohol, which means I only can take 2L of wine, which is no more than 2 bottles.
However, a lenient interpretation could assume that if I am allowed to take 1L of 22%+ alcohol additional to the 2 l of 22%−, then there is no point in requiring that 1L of alcohol to be at least 22%; a weaker percentage should be permissible too. This logic would allow either:
- 3 bottles (1 bottle within the 1L of 22%+ concession and 2 bottles within the 22%− one); or even
- 4 bottles (750 ml × 4 = 3 l = 1 l + 2 l)
Would I be able to assume/argue the lenient approach? How many bottles can I take?