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Applied for Turkey Tourist visa and it's refused without informing any reason. I am working as a Software Engineer. I am from Kerela, India and by checking Turkish embassy site, I can reapply only after one year. I came to know that Schengen visa holders can travel to Turkey without having visa. I would like to know that, if I get a Schengen visa, then I can go to Turkey without visiting Schengen country ? Or any other options are available ?

I have normal Indian Passport.

I applied in the website http://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/
Detailed information collected from http://www.vfsglobal.com/

  • Did you apply for an eVisa or a regular sticker visa ? Indian citizens are eligible for eVisas – blackbird Aug 18 '16 at 13:56
  • By their site evisa.gov.tr/en/info Indian citizens are not eligible to apply eVisa. – IND Aug 18 '16 at 13:58
  • India is in the list of eligible countries, and you can select India from the menu to apply for an eVisa – blackbird Aug 18 '16 at 13:59
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    Yes, sorry for the mistake. Indian's can apply, but as per their site, 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. – IND Aug 18 '16 at 14:04
  • Quite right, so you applied for a sticker visa then. They must have specified why you were refused though, did you get a letter back ? Did you call and ask ? – blackbird Aug 18 '16 at 14:12
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It seems you're going to have to wait out your ban.

India is on the list of visa countries, and isn't on the list of visa on arrival ones. This means you have to have one, whether an eVisa or a sticker. Having a Schengen visa makes you eligible for an eVisa but doesn't exempt you from needing one.

It is possible to appeal the decision, note however this could take longer than your ban period, depending on procedure.

HOW CAN I APPEAL IF MY APPLICATION IS REJECTED?
Appeal against the rejection of the visa application is made firstly by applying in writing to the agency who refused a visa. If not receiving a positive response, it is possible to apply to a court for appeal. However, the country is open to judicial review of the visa denial are not outnumbered. Also, often time-consuming court process likely to result in the end of the court against the state is weak. Another important aspect, it keeps open to the objection of a state of law in the judicial visa applicants, this case will be looked at the court of that state. Therefore, it is necessary to keep a lawyer in the country.

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