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A large country straddling the border between Europe and Asia, with Ankara as the capital. Türkiye is the official name of the country.

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Traveling with separate tickets from India through Oman and Turkey to Sweden

I'm an Indian who is working in Sweden. I have an Indian passport and Swedish residence permit. I'm currently in India for vacations and I would like to book my return tickets. I saw this nice deal ...
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What is the Customs limit for alcohol import to Turkey?

I am travelling soon to Turkey and wish to bring some nice French wine as gifts. I have seen mention that only two 750-ml bottles of wine may be brought into the country (or one 1-liter bottle). I ...
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Can I take a boxed bicycle from Trabzon to the Georgian border, and then Batumi?

Is there a reasonably priced coach from Trabzon to Batumi, where I could place my bicycle (which is worth less than €100 and would be in a cardboard box with the front wheel removed) in the luggage ...
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Can I travel to the Netherlands via Turkey with refugee travel documents? [closed]

Can I travel to the Netherlands via Turkey with UK refugee travel documents?
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Double entry to Türkiye with a single-entry eVisa

I am an Indian Passport holder with a valid Schengen visa (thus qualifying me for a single-entry 30-day Türkiye eVisa). I have two stopovers in Istanbul; one in January and one in February. I want to ...
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Approved H1B visa from USA but not stamped in my Indian passport. Can I travel through Turkey using my E-visa?

My H1B visa from USA visa was approved, but not stamped in my Indian passport. Can I travel through Turkey for 10 days using my E-visa?
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What is the eVisa site for Turkey? (2023)

I found this site but the nature of the site makes me question its authenticity. Could someone confirm if this is the correct one with a reason?
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Equivalent of Cig Kofte restaurants in Georgia

In Turkey I discovered Cig Kofte restaurants, which have been great for me on my walking/cycling trip. They are very cheap and have reduced my food expenditure by about 3$ per day. In the staff I have ...
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Can I order an item from another country whilst in Turkey?

I was thinking of ordering down pants through Amazon whilst in Turkey. There is a message giving more detail on the issue of this product being sent from abroad. The machine translation says: "...
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A complete list of rated hotels in Turkey

I have reached an area of Turkey where hotels are few and far between, which is making it more challenging to plan my trip. I am therefore looking for new ways to find suitably located accommodation ...
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Tipping in Istanbul when there's already a service charge

Turkey is a tipping culture and I understand it's standard to tip 10-15% on sit-down restaurant meals. However, many nicer places also apply an automatic 10% service charge to your bill. Are you ...
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Canada study visa holder applying for Turkey e-Visa

Is an Indian citizen with Canada study visa eligible for Turkey e-Visa?
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Do Greeks need a passport to visit Turkey?

I have a Greek ID. Can I fly to Instabul (Constantinople) from Athens with just my ID, do I need a passport? This guide states that: Nationals of the following countries can travel to Turkey as ...
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Turkey e-Visa for Indian citizen with 2 year UK visitor visa

I have an Indian passport with a valid 2 year standard visitor visa for UK and I'm currently visiting UK to visit my son. Now we want to travel to Turkey for a week for holiday. Can we get e-Visa for ...
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Visa requirement for travelling to Turkey as Indian citizen

I am actually from India and I am on T2 skilled visa in UK. I am required to travel to Turkey for some medical treatments. Does that require a visa? if so what kind of visa required. Is there is any ...
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Health Report for Marriage in Turkey

I live in the Netherlands and plan to get married in Turkey later this year to my Turkish fiancee. To do this I need a health report. I cannot find any useful information about how to obtain this ...
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Family-friendly hamam in Istanbul with men's and women's sections open at the same time

There are countless hamams (Turkish baths) in Istanbul, but I'm looking for what is apparently an unusual combination of features: Has men's and women's sections open at the same time (many smaller ...
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Turkey e-Visa requirements

I am an Indian Passport holder residing in Sweden and hold Sweden Resident Permit. I am planning to visit Turkey between 31 May-June 7 2023 and looking to apply for e-Visa. My passport is valid for ...
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Google Fi on TMobile Hotspot in Turkey

I'm in Turkey. I put an activated Google Fi data-only SIM in my TMOHS1 TMobile hotspot--the hotspot looks like it's working as expected but it has no internet connection. The error I see from the ...
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Turkey passport control

so i travelled from Manchester to Turkey for a week holiday, at passport control my passport was stamped then passed to another border police officer behind him who took a photo of my passport on his ...
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How do I purchase a Turkish SIM card as a tourist and not run afoul of cell phone registration laws?

I am a tourist visiting Turkey for the first time. I am a regular tourist, not intending to stay in the country longer than my visa permits, and as such, I do not possess a residence permit and do not ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel from canada through Turkey? [duplicate]

I am a canadian citizen. I have a two hour lay over in Istanbul Turkey. Do I need a transit visa?
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Turkish e-Visa. Roundtrip ticket for certain nationalities

I applied for the Turkish e-Visa. Since I have a Vietnamese passport, I am required to have round trip flight ticket with few specific airlines (Turkish Airlines or Pegasus). Just wondering what round ...
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E-visa for Turkey using Advance Parole

I am residing in US and have an advance parole document, but my visa has expired. The e-visa requirements for Turkey say that I need to either have a valid US visa or a residence permit. Can I use my ...
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Is it possible to self-connect at IST without going through passport control?

I’m considering booking a trip involving two separate bookings with a connection in Istanbul (IST) on different airlines. I’m aware of the risks involved, and am eligible to enter Turkey visa-free if ...
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Enter Turkey for the second time on a different passport

I am currently in Turkey on a 90 day entry with Passport A. I am planning on leaving Turkey, but returning after the visa runs out to transit through the country further. Because I have dual ...
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14 hours layover in Istanbul

Italian citizen here, travelling from Italy to Tokyo with 14 hourse layover in istanbul. I was searching what to do in that HUGE amount of time, so I saw in Istanbul airport there are many lounge, but ...
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Transiting Sabiha Gökçen Istanbul from the UK for Kazakhstan. Do I need a transit visa as a British citizen? [duplicate]

I will be flying from the UK to Kazakhstan via Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport. I'll have an hour layover there, do I need a Turkish transit visa? I am British and I fly both flights with Pegasus on ...
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Staying in Turkey for 6 months using 2 passports

I have 2 passports one Italian and one Dutch. I have been on my Italian passport in Turkey for nearly 3 months but want to stay longer. I thought to cross the border to Bulgaria for a week or so and ...
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Turkish transit visa for Filipino citizen?

I am a Filipino traveling to Georgia from Saudi Arabia. I have a layover in Turkey (Sabiha airport) for 16 hours and boarding the same airline Pegasus. Do I need a transit visa? I am just worried, ...
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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

I have the passports of countries A and B one of which require a visa to Turkey and the other one doesn’t. I am planning to enter passport With passport A which will have a visa, and leave with ...
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Travel with luggage via Metro or Bus from SAW Airport Istanbul to Europe Side of Istanbul

I will be arriving at SAW airport with 30kg luggage. I want to know if its possible to travel to Europe side from the airport using metro/bus? I am planning to buy Istanbulcard Anonymous Card from ...
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Stamping out and reentering a country with a native passport

If I'm in Turkey on a US passport, but have a Turkish passport, do I need to leave the country to stamp out on the US passport and not overstay my visa? Assuming I'm a citizen of both countries (and ...
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Are nested flight itineraries permitted and feasible?

Suppose there is a PNR with this itinerary: JFK -> CDG (layover) -> IST (Aug 21) IST (Sept 3) -> AMS (layover) -> JFK Suppose I wanted to book a tour around Turkey, working in between ...
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Visa requirements for exiting CDG and AMS as layover spots

I asked a version of some of these questions in this post, but my writing was unclear. Suppose one has a round trip single itinerary ticket from the US to Turkey and a US passport. There is a daytime ...
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Trip to Turkey + stops in Paris and Amsterdam [closed]

Suppose 4 US passport holders are going to Turkey, and have a booked, insured, round trip from US to Turkey (and back). The flights stop in Paris for ~12 hours during the day on the way to Turkey, and ...
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Transit Visa for Indian Citizen in Istanbul

I am an Indian citizen living in the US on an H-1B visa. I am travelling back to India from the US via Istanbul on a Turkish airlines single ticket. My stopover is ~3 hours only. Do I need a transit ...
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Transit visa requirement for Indian citizen in Turkey [duplicate]

I’m travelling to Canada as an international student from India. The flight I have booked has a layover at Istanbul airport of few hours and then I will catch my next flight. Do i need a transit visa ...
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While filing visa application for Turkey do I need to provide my transit visa for Dubai stay which is scheduled on my return leg of the trip

I plan to visit Turkey from India. I will be traveling via Dubai (Emirates). On my return to India I plan to stay 2-3 days in Dubai. Do I need to show my Dubai transit visa while applying for Turkey ...
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Traveling from the U.S. to Turkey with prescription medications (Adderall, Ritalin)

I am a U.S. citizen. I need to travel from the U.S. to Turkey with my wife and daughter and stay there for 2 weeks (we meet with our relatives from other countries there). I need to take prescription ...
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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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