I am travelling to Turkey and would like to know if are there any laws/regulations regarding bringing food into or out of Turkey?


Yes, there always are customs laws.

Free import:

  • 1kg of coffee; 1kg of instant coffee; 500g of tea; 1kg of chocolate; 1kg food made of sugar;


  • Meat and dairy products

Free export:

  • Local drinks and foodstuffs up to a total value of TRY 100, each commodity not to exceed 5 kgs


  • Grain products
  • Tea
  • Cacao
  • Coffee
  • Spices


  • Many tourists visiting Istanbul's egyptian bazaar buy some spices there. I doubt that they manage to eat 500g or 1kg of cinnamon by the time they flight back home.
    – mouviciel
    Feb 10 '15 at 13:21

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