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

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Does an Egyptian need a visa to transit in Istanbul?

I am an Egyptian citizen going to Mozambique with a 2-hour connection in Istanbul. Do I need a visa for that?
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Am I eligible for tax refund if I shop before my residence permit starts?

I'm a Turkish citizen and will get UK residence permit (Tier 2 visa) soon. Turkish citizens living abroad are eligible for tax refund in Turkey according to this official website. It says that the ...
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Is it a problem if my laptop is out of battery when I'm asked to switch it on?

The airports in Turkey have additional security at entry and the guards often ask passengers to switch on the laptops. They just want to see the splash screen. I haven't had any problem so far, but I ...
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Turkish visa invitation letter

I am thinking of applying for a tourist visa for Turkey. I am a citizen of a country that do not qualify for the Turkish e-visa and I live in Germany (with a blue card residence permit). After filling ...
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Can I bring (and return with) a shortwave radio receiver via Ataturk Airport?

I would very much like to bring there a marvelous Tecsun PL-600, which is this piece of wonderful equipment: https://swling.com/blog/2014/07/the-mega-shortwave-radio-review-of-the-pl-880-pl-660-ats-...
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Turkey e-visa on a one-way ticket?

I am a Pakistani passport holder. I will be traveling to a Schengen country on a one-way ticket with Turkish Airlines. There's this requirement of an e-visa, which I am a little confused about. I ...
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Turkey E-Visa Requirement

I am a Pakistani ordinary passport holder. I recently got 6 months visit visa to UK and I am traveling there. On my way back, I plan on going to Turkey. My question is: Can I apply for a Turkey E-...
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Traveling through Istanbul on two different airlines do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty figuring out my visa situation going through Istanbul. I'm a US citizen. I'll be traveling from Mumbai, and connecting through Manama, on Gulf Air before changing airlines to ...
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Transit visa for Instanbul [duplicate]

If I am to change flights in Istanbul, having taken Turkish airlines from Ercan to Istanbul, then Fly Emirates from Istanbul to South Africa, is it mandatory that I have a transit visa? I am a ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Turkey?

This question may seem like a duplicate but I needed bit of help based on my situation. I am a Pakistani and I'll be travelling from Moscow to Cairo on 17 July. If I chose to travel with Turkish ...
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Why does the Chinese visa form specifically ask about visits to Turkey?

In the Chinese visa form it says Applicants who were born in Turkey or who have travelled to Turkey must provide an original personal letter. This letter should state the detailed reasons for ...
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Applying for Turkey visa [duplicate]

I am Egyptian. I live in Saudi Arabia and have a valid Schengen visa. Do I need to apply for a visa for Turkey or can I get it at the airport?
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Turkish visa denied because agency misrepresented my case [closed]

I applied for a Turkish visa and was denied. I have a Pakistani passport, but I have traveled to the US and Mauritius. The problem is that we can't access the embassy directly from Pakistan. We have ...
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Is the “laptop ban” for flights from Turkey to the UK in force?

Last year the UK government implemented a ban on electronic devices for the flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. How does the UK electronics travel ban affect my ...
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Schengen visa refused as a security and health threat [duplicate]

I am from Pakistan and I travelled to the Schengen area two times in 2015 on business. The visa was issued by the Embassy of Hungary. When I applied again in 2017, for the same business trip, the ...
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What is this distinct ceramics style and where it is made?

(Maybe not exactly a travel question, but I hope it is on-topic here.) Several years ago, while travelling across Montenegro, in one souvenir shop in Kotor and in one shop in Ulcinj I found very ...
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Supporting document for Tukish E-Visa

I am a Pakistan national and will be travelling to Egypt (tourist visa) from Russia(Fan-ID) and am planning to stay for 2 to 3 days in Turkey. The E-visa site shows that I need a supporting document ...
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Turkish official denying exit for a foreign citizen trying to cross into Georgia

My friend is from Kyrgyzstan (he has citizenship) and works in Turkey. He wanted to visit Batumi, a city in Georgia. Georgia doesn't ask visas from citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Because my friend lives in ...
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Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? [closed]

Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? Usually, we need to apply from Jordan. But we often get refused to enter Jordan, therefore making ...
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I'm planning to visit Turkey for sightseeing. Do I need an eVisa or do I need to visit the embassy?

I live in Krakow. I have a valid Indian passport + EU blue card. I'm planning to visit Turkey for sightseeing. Do I need an eVisa or do I need to visit the embassy? Is there any restriction on ...
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How can I enter Turkey?

I want to travel from Nigeria to Russia for the World Cup with Fan ID and I will have a 24-hour stopover in Istanbul. I would love to enter the city for shopping. How can I do it?
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Turkey eVisa against Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. Recently I got a Schengen visa starting 20-03-18. I wanted to travel to Turkey, so I applied for a Turkey eVisa against the Schengen visa. My Turkey visa starting date is 10-03-...
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Nigeria to India via Istanbul

I will be traveling to India from Nigeria via istanbul. I have 14 hours to spent at airport. can I get any visa at istanbul airport to explore the city ? I don’t have USA or Schengen visa
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Is it safe to visit Istanbul? [closed]

I'm from Portugal and I'm planning my summer trip at the moment. Going to Istanbul is one of the options I have. I have some fears about it though since recent problems we hear about in the news. But ...
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Enter Turkey from Budapest [duplicate]

I am Egyptian, age above 45. I have a Schengen visa. Can I enter Turkey after getting an eVisa, but coming to Istanbul from Budapest with Turkish Airlines and leaving Istanbul back to Cairo through ...
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Do I need a transit visa in either Amsterdam or Istanbul?

If I am bound for Paris from Mombasa, Kenya and I transit through Amsterdam or Istanbul, do I need a transit visa or will my Schengen visa suffice?
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Can you travel to Northern Cyprus without a Turkish visa?

I am a Philippines citizen, holding an ordinary passport, and I'm married to an American. We will be going to Northern Cyprus (KKTC/TRNC). I can get a visa for Northern Cyprus at the airport. However,...
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Can a Pakistani citizen with a CR1 US visa apply for the Turkish e-Visa?

My wife and I plan to visit Turkey for a few days towards the end of March. She has a Pakistani Passport with a US CR1 visa (which she got through me being the US Citizen sponsor). I believe I'll be ...
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Flying through Istanbul with ID and not Passport

I will be travelling from Vilnius to Istanbul, and from Istanbul to Ljubljana. It is a connected flight with Turkish Airlines. Can I fly with only my ID? I do not have a passport.
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My Dutch passport doesn't have a last name, can I travel anywhere with it?

I recently acquired a Dutch passport but because I applied for it from Egypt, my whole full name is in the "surname" area and the given name area is just a "-". I asked many times the embassy and the ...
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How long would it take for the US consulate to issue a B1/B2 visa to an Iranian citizen after a successful interview? [on hold]

Pardon me if this is a duplicate question, but I simply could not find an answer here, on the State Department's site, or on usvisa-info.com. How long does a US embassy take to "stamp" and return an ...
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Why was my residence permit card bounced against the desk at immigration?

This may sound like a very bizarre question, but today while entering Turkey at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, I was using my UK Residence Permit as an entry requirement (since Indian passport holders need ...
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Ferry to Lebanon?

This company used to offer ferry connections between Turkey and Lebanon. But, it's not possible to book a crossing with them. Is there any company currently offering ferry crossings to Lebanon? From ...
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Turkey eVisa possible for residents for Australia?

If I am a permanent resident of Australia (with Pakistani Passport), can I get an eVisa to travel to Turkey for a week? Or do I have to go to Turkish Consulate physically to apply for it?
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Can I apply for a tax refund before leaving Turkey on a train to Sofia?

I have a few items I have the right to apply for a tax refund on, but I leave Turkey on a train to Sofia, not via an airport. The clerk only told me I can apply for a tax refund at the airport. In ...
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Transit visa for Turkey

I will be travelling to Canada (from Bangladesh) on December through Istanbul. In the online e-visa page for transit visa, i could only find USA, Shengen countries, Ireland and UK. Does that mean I ...
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Indian travelling to Kuwait via Istanbul. Do I need Transit visa or e-Visa?

I am travelling from Toronto to Kuwait via Istanbul on Jan 10, 2018. I hold Indian passport. I have 5 hours' layover at Istanbul for my connecting flight. Both my flights are Turkish Airlines. I want ...
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Filipino travelling to Phillippines via Turkey with 13hr Layover

I am going home for vacations to the Philippines and I took a Turkish Airline Flight with a layover of 18 hrs and it includes a change of airports. Do I need a transit visa?
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Trying to go to Turkey in spite of the visa ban between US and Turkey

If I travel to a different country to catch a direct flight to Turkey, as a US citizen, will I be given a visa at the airport when I land in Turkey with my US passport?
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North Cyprus tourist visa for a travel document passport holder

Hey people I need your help with some information. I’m a Palestinian. I have a travel document which is a Palestinian Egyptian passport. I live in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I’m planning to visit my freind in ...
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Travel Issues to Turkey

I'm an US citizen by nationalization and Colombian citizen by birth. I currently live in California. I'm planing to travel in November SFO-TLV-IST-SFO. I want to use my Colombian passport to travel to ...
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US passport, Turkish Airlines, Transfer in Instanbul, traveling in December. Visa Issues?

I am flying Turkish Airlines from the United States to the Seychelle Islands and back in early December. USA and Turkey are in a visa hold and not issuing visas to each other at this time. Does anyone ...
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Turkey e-visa with expired H-1B but valid I-797A

I am an Indian citizen living in the US. I am planning to travel to Turkey in November. My US visa is expired but I have a valid extension document (I797A) until July 2019. At the Turkish consulate ...
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Istanbul-Belgrade, Serbia

I will be shortly travelling to Belgrade, Serbia via Istanbul, Turkey. I have a stop over of 1 hour 35 minutes duration. Do I require an e-visa for this purpose?
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Can Polish citizens enter Turkey for transit with National ID?

Can Polish citizens fly via Turkey just with a national ID (without a visa or passport)? Entry in the destination country is possible I'm sure, but the flight has a transfer in Istanbul Airport.
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What should I do if my seat belt is faulty on a coach?

Seat belt is mandatory (by Highways Traffic Law and Regulations) for all seats of intercity coaches in Turkey. I wonder what I should do if my seat belt is faulty and there is no option to change the ...
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Do I need a transit visa to visit Istanbul on my layover? Do airlines offer any city tours?

I have a Bangladeshi passport but is currently living in UK with a student visa. Can I enter Turkey at my transit without a Turkish visa? I will be travelling with Turkish Airlines and have a layover ...
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Connection at Atatürk airport

I am a Maltese national travelling from Malta to Turkey, with a connection flight at Atatürk airport 6 hrs later to Dubai with Emirates. Since the flights are with different airlines and I would ...
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Schengen visa processing time is legally 15 days in Turkey. Why?

A few months ago I sent an e-mail to German consulate in Turkey (Istanbul) to ask the status of my C-type visa application. They replied and also told me that the legal processing time for Schengen ...
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Can I fly to (board) Turkey without passport?

I am a French citizen and I want to go Turkey. As I see in their Ministry of Foreign Affairs page, I can go to Turkey with my national ID. My passport is expired 3 years ago. And again, as I see in ...