I (Canadian citizen) have a Turkish e-Visa with a 6 month validity and a start date. Turns out I have a fairly long layover at Istanbul in advance of that date.
If I show up at Atatürk airport a week or two earlier than the start date, is there any chance they will adjust the start and end dates without having to shell out another $60 USD? The official e-Visa website basically says I am out of luck, but that may not apply when one shows up in person.
If you think there might be a chance, would I be able to find out before committing to leaving airside?
Followup: Only an entry stamp is put in the passport- your printed e-visa is the stamped document with the relevant dates, so there cannot be any flexibility. As stated in the comments, the Turkish Airlines hotel desk is outside customs (to the right as you walk out, against the inside wall). They did honour the hotel offer.