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A large country straddling the border between Europe and Asia, with Ankara as the capital.

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Can Form I-797A be used as a supporting document for Turkey e-visa? [duplicate]

Has anyone ever used valid Form I-797A (expired H1B visa on passport) as a supporting document to obtain and travel using Turkey e visa ? Thank you Mir Ali
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What is the shortest/fastest route from Gatwick to Antalya if we divide our journey into 2-hour direct flights

We intend to air-travel from East Sussex to Antalya. What is the fastest route if we divide the journey into 2-hour direct flights? I randomly picked Frankfurt and Sarajevo as places to break the ...
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Using Google Fi in Northern Cyprus

I will be visiting Northern Cyprus, via Turkey, in July. I am wondering if my Google Fi phone (android) will work there, especially for data--I will be distance working part of the time. Internet can ...
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How to get a Turkish e-Visa without Schengen permit?

I am from Pakistan, I want to know about eVisa. I don't have a Schengen Permit. How do I get an eVisa for turkey?
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PCR test still required to travel to Istanbul?

I will travel to Istanbul on April 29th. Is PCR test still required? I have read one of the Turkey visa selling websites that a PCR test is required. The information from Turkish airlines is different,...
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Are there safety concerns travelling by bus from Sofia to Istanbul?

I am comparing flying from my location directly to Istanbul or flying to Sofia and from there taking a bus to Istanbul -- that is about half the price of flying all the way there. Is it safe to go by ...
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Which Turkish town has the best climate all year round?

I know Antalya has the best climate all year round. However, it is a crowded beach city. I am looking for a foresty/mountainous small town in Turkey that is sparsely populated. To me, a good climate ...
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What is the Turkish village shown in this video?

People Living in the Village - Village Documentary I can guess that this is a village in Turkey. But, I want to know the exact location. Can anyone tell me where this place is?
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Is Turkey still doing random COVID PCR tests on incoming passengers?

Back in July 2021, Turkey announced that passengers arriving in the country would be subject to random "sampling" PCR tests, with any positive cases carted off to quarantine for 14 days. ...
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How to travel with 5K euros internationally?

I’m a first time international traveler going for a holiday in Spain for 10 days and I’ll be carrying with me 5k euros in cash. I’m worried I’ll be held by customs or questioned. I don’t know either ...
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Can we travel into a Schengen country with our 3-month baby, we are EU residents, she is not (yet)?

I am a British citizen, my wife is Turkish, we both have 5 year residencies in Portugal. My wife recently gave birth in Turkey. We will return to Portugal with our baby, who has a Turkish passport, ...
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From Ankara to Kayseri by bus

I'm planning to arrive to Ankara by airplane soon, and then I will have to get to Kayseri by bus as soon as possible. Should I buy bus ticket on the station, or online in advance (which option is ...
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Can I enter Switzerland from Turkey, on a UK passport with a long stay French working visa? I am vaccinated

I am planning on heading from the UK to Turkey on the 20th of Nov and then from Turkey to Geneva on the 25th. From Geneva, my employer will take us across to France. Is this possible? I am a UK ...
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what must i prepare to have a layover in doha for 10 hours for indonesian passport?

I am an Indonesian citizen fully vaccinated with the sinovac (coronavac) vaccine. I am planning to visit turkey for a 10-day trip. what must i prepare to have a layover in Doha for 10 hours?
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I want to travel to TRNC from India for my MBA program , do I need transit visa if I don't leave airport in turkey?

I want to travel to TRNC from India. I Have got admission for my MBA program at NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY. I applied for a transit visa for turkey but it was refused. I tried to know the reason but I did ...
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Arriving at SAW airport in Istanbul, Turkey 9-12 hours before flight departure

I'm scheduling a domestic flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) in Istanbul, Turkey. I'm looking to book a flight at 6:00 A.M. How early is it possible for me to go to the ...
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Turkey e-visa official website to avoid phishing

I have come across many websites for applying for e-visa, I am not sure which ones are are phishing and which one are original. Following are the ones I have got: https://www.evisa.gov.tr/, IP: 212....
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Looking for large pharmacies in Istanbul [duplicate]

Name of the medicine is Plaquenil hydroxchloqyine sulphate, 200mg for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Please if anyone can advise where can I find this medicine in Istanbul, I would greatly ...
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Visa rejection by Turkish consulate in India

I recently applied for Turkey touristic sticker visa and got rejected from Mumbai consulate. I got informed from gateway that I can re-apply only after 6 months. Can I apply for any other visas rather ...
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Is Portugal open for travelers from Turkey

According to their website: https://www.visitportugal.com/nl/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal Turkey is not mentioned in any group, does anyone know? Is traveling from Turkey to Portugal ...
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Friend needs help in Turkey

I have a friend who went on a business trip to Istanbul/Turkey. His bank pass was stolen and he reported that to the local police. He blocked his bank account and according to him he needs to fly home ...
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Traveling to Turkey. Leaving a day before "valid from" date on Visa. But will land on the day it becomes valid?

I plan to travel to Turkey from July 4th-July 10th for work. I'm a US citizen. I went through a travel agent to purchase the ticket and they filled out an e-visa on my behalf. But they for some reason ...
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Buying a phone in Turkey instead of registering old phone: what happens to the latter?

I'm a foreigner who is going to live in Turkey for 9 months. After two weeks here I bought a SIM card and I received the usual messages about the registration. If I remove the SIM and put it in a ...
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Recognize a place in Istanbul from an old (1890-1900) postcard

This postcard shows allegedly some place in Istanbul (Constantinople) in 1890-1900. Could you help me to find its location on a map?
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Is it mandatory to be in Turkey for 14 days for non Turkish residents, If we want to flight from Turkey to abroad?

I want to travel to Istanbul from Iran and the next day I'll fly to Canada from Istanbul (Two flights would be done by Qatar Airways). Can I do that? Is it mandatory to be in Turkey for 14 days for ...
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Can I open a bank account before traveling in Istanbul?

When I traveled to Australia, I contacted a bank and opened an account, and transferred money, when I got there, I completed the application form and provided the documents. That was so helpful. But ...
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Is it normal for GetTransfer.com carrier scheduled to taking me from Istanbul airport to ask me for fullname, nationality and passport number?

I have scheduled a transfer on GetTransfer.com from Istanbul's Ataturk airport to my hotel for two adults (me and my wife) and two infants under two years old and got the following message from the ...
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If my final destination is Bursa City, Turkey, is landing in istanbul airport my best option?

My final destination is bursa city in Turkey. I can have direct flight to Istanbul, from my city alexandria, Egypt but is it best to land in istanbul or should I land in another airport? I will travel ...
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How can I find a big pharmacy in Istanbul?

I'm currently staying in Istanbul and need to buy an over-the-counter medicine that is a little rare. I went around a few pharmacies around my hotel, but they're all relatively small and don't carry ...
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Will I be refused entry even though I have a new passport?

Five years ago I was refused entry into Turkey because I had the wrong visa. At the time, I had a British Overseas Citizen passport. My husband had a British Citizen passport. We both had the same ...
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Can Kazakhstan nationals transit through Turkey now that entry to their citizens has been suspended?

My wife, from Kazakhstan, is looking for ways to get back to her home country after visiting me in the UK. She has recently been granted a visa extension until July 31 due to an inability to travel ...
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Do I need to register my phone in Turkey if I'm using a UK SIM card?

In Turkey, people are required to register their mobile devices they brought from abroad. If a new device is not registered within 120 days, its IMEI number is blocked (official source in Turkish). I'...
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Is it possible to obtain a HES (Hayat Eve Sigar) code without a Turkish phone number?

According to Daily Sabah: While all forms of transportation have currently resumed, there are a number of new practices and regulations in place to be aware of. A HES code will now be required for ...
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As of June 12th, are there any restrictions on who can enter Turkey or who has to undergo a 14-day quarantine?

According to IATA: Coronavirus (COVID-19) entry regulations lifted on 12 June 2020. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening. Does this mean that anyone (with a visa or ...
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Changing planes (and airlines) in Istanbul

If I (US citizen) come into Istanbul on one airline (Turkish) with a checked bag, and then fly out later to Kazakhstan from the same airport that day on a separate ticket on another airline (Astana), ...
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Travelling to Turkey by ferries

I want to ask if I have a valid Schengen with ordinary Egyptian passport I can go to Turkey from Greece by ferries?
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Turkish visa application

Turkish visa application states applicant must have round-trip ticket with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air or Atlasglobal Airlines. Does British airways flight count?
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China visa free entry with Turkish stamp in passport

I've read a lot of stories that people with Turkish stamps in their passports get rejected at the airport in China. There's a few connecting flights which are really affordable from the UK, but ...
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Buy Lonely Planet guides in Istanbul

I am in Istanbul and I would like to buy or get the Lonely Planet guidebook of Turkey. Do you have any hint on where I can find it? Thanks
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Schedule of buses going from Antalya to Kumluka / Kas and back

Can anyone give me an advice about schedule of buses going from Antalya to Kumluka / Kas and back? Especially in December (if it is different in off-season)
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Do I need a passport/visa to travel inside EU with a change of airplane in Istanbul?

I am travelling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of airplane in Istanbul, is my id enough to travel or do I need a visa/passport? I have already search online and I think it's okay, but I want ...
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Does a US Citizen need a visa to leave the Istanbul airport?

I am traveling from the United States and my layover in Istanbul is 24hrs (Turkish Airlines). Do I need a visa to leave the airport? If so how much is it?
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Can you use mobile boarding passes at Antalya Airport?

When I was at Antalya Airport I noticed that I'd have to be handed a physical boarding pass when checking in as I couldn't check in online. I scanned my boarding pass with an app and it created an ...
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What are the places that sell coffee beans called in Turkey?

What should I search for on the google maps for such a store; I already tried "kahve çekirdekleri" and "kahve" but the results seem to be mere coffee shops. I'm in the Beylikduzu zone in Istanbul.
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Am I allowed to stay in Turkey beyond the period of my tourist visa if I have applied for the residence permit online but am not yet interviewed?

I have been in Turkey for 2 months and 25 days on a 3 month tourist visa. I have applied online for the short term residence permit 3 days ago but am not yet appointed for an interview. Can I stay ...
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What's wrong with Turkish tap water? [duplicate]

I've tried finding an answer for this but without success. Most people just say "don't drink it" without telling one why. The only reason being "it's bad". As one having studied biology and chemistry ...
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Destroyed sheets and towels in a turkish hotel [closed]

Me and a friend had too much to drink one night in turkey and he ended up making a sheet and towel unusable. The hotel now wants compensation for these and I wonder how much they will charge us. The ...
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Do we need a Turkish visa for a layover of 2 hours, from UK to Istanbul then to Egypt

Because of the collapse Thomas Cook, we now have to fly from the UK on EasyJet to Istanbul where we have a 2 hour layover, then get Turkish Airlines to Egypt, our destination. Do we need a transit ...
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Importing duty-free 750 ml wine bottles into Turkey

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 ...
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Transit in Turkey

I’m going to US I got USA visa already. But I need to stop in Sabiha and change to Istanbul airport. Do I need transit visa? What is known traveler number?
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