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Questions tagged [turkey]

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

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While on vacation my taxi took a longer route, possibly to scam me out of money. How can I deal with this?

I am on vacation and I have realized that some people here in Turkey are trying their best to get the money out of my pocket. I have already had a situation where after a folklore show I decided to ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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Do I need Turkish Visa for transit if going from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport?

I want to travel from KSA to Greece via Pegasus airlines. Layover will be in Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Is it required to have
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What can be done to get the visa in the required time?

My tourist visa to Turkey was refused, on 25th Feb, thanks to the rep here who mismanaged my case. All my documents said 'paid by my brother in UK' while he insisited i write 'i will be taking care of ...
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Turkish E-visa by schengen Visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa for 9-12th March. I intend to travel to Germany on 9th and I have my flight to Turkey on 12th. As my Schengen would be valid on 12th, can I apply for a Turkish e-visa as I ...
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Fee for Transit visa for Ethiopian passport holder

We are Ethiopian passport holders. We are travelling to the USA but have an eight hour stopover in Turkey on the way, we wanted to visit Turkey. Do we need a visa? If so how much is the cost?
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May a Pakistaini apply for a Turkish visa while in the USA?

I am a Pakistani national and residing permanently(Green Card) in USA. How can and where to apply for turkish visa.(An official turkish visa web site address)
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Traveling to non-EU countries during a 1-month stay in an EU country

My family will travel from Peru to Spain. Visa is not required but I will prepare an invitation letter for their travel. While they are here in Spain, we will travel to Turkey for a week (Turkish ...
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Can an Afghan citizen who is a German resident get an eVisa for Turkey?

I am in Afghan national, holding German residence permit, live in Heidelberg of Germany. Can I myself, who does not have a German citizenship but still German long-term permit, get a eVisa of Turkey ...
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How to solve the language problem in Ankara, Turkey?

I will start studying my Master at Ankara, Turkey soon. I don't know the language and I receive strange behaviors when asking help in English: For example, I start with "Merhaba" ("Hello" in ...
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Does filipino needs visa to istanbul layover [duplicate]

Philippine passport holder need to go to columbia but my connecting flights will need to go in istanbul airport for 4hrs..do i need transit visa.
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Transit Visa through Turkey [duplicate]

I am travelling from Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria. I am a Nigerian citizen with an ordinary passport. Do I need a transit visa to pass through Turkey
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Can I enter turkey or not?

I got turkey e-visa valid from 18 January,2019 till July,2019 and my schengen visa from 27 January,2019. Now, Can I travel to turkey on 25 January, 2019 as I have valid e-visa now? Is there any ...
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Transit visa at Istanbul, Turkey

I'm a Bangladeshi citizen, currently studying in Moscow, Russia. Willing to fly to Abu Dhabi by Turkish airlines and get a transit at Istanbul which will be more than 12 hours. I want to take the '...
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can i get e visa for turkey if i dont have schengen or any other visa?

I want to travel turkey for a few days. Can I get e-visa for Turkey if I don't have Schengen or any other visa on my passport?
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Turkish e-Visa Validity if passport gets stolen or you get a new

I issued myself a Turkish e-visa as I was travelling to the united kingdom and I was eligible to get e-visa as a Pakistani citizen, but due to some situation I wasn't able to use that visa and now my ...
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Invitation letter format

I am planning to invite my friend to Turkey so I figured I need to prepare an invitation letter. However I couldn't find a specific format. Can I have a sample or a format that fulfills the Turkey ...
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Can a Turkish e-Visa allow me entry to Northern Cyprus?

I have been to Turkey in 2017, but presently have a USA VISA and a Turkey VISA on a Nigerian Passport. Can a Turkish e-Visa allow me entry to Northern Cyprus?
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Can I get a transit visa when I arrive in Istanbul?

I am Pakistani National, living in UK. I am travelling to Pakistan via Turkish Airline. I want to go into Istanbul for a day as my next layover is 28 hours. Can I get transit visa on arrival at the ...
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Turkey's secret underground city

On Feb 14, 2017 the BBC released a video on their website entitled Turkey's secret underground city but they don't actually mention the name of the city. They video concludes by saying "authorities ...
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How will transit work for people connecting in Istanbul, if they arrive on the last day of operations at Ataturk Airport?

According to Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?, one doesn't need a transit visa for Turkey if one isn't leaving the airside area of the airport. Say that a citizen of a country that ...
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Guidance for Istanbul airport, please help

Good day, I will be traveling from USA to Istanbul airport. My flight leaves from Denver and I have a connection in Frankfurt Germany. I will arrive in Istanbul around 1730. My question? I connect in ...
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Do Egyptians need visa for Northern Cyprus (TRNC) or Turkey?

I am Egyptian and I hold a BRP residence permit in the UK. I want to travel to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Do I need a visa for both Turkey and TRNC?
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Is my Turkey e-Visa valid if I have used my single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry Schengen visa (business) valid from 16 Nov - 30 Nov 2018. I am planning to visit Belgium on 16 November and Slovakia on 18 November. Then I plan to visit Turkey on 24-26 November....
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Where can I eat out in Turkey without rudeness about my ethnicity or nationality? [closed]

I am Finland born Lebanese. I have arrived at Istanbul Turkey yesterday night and intending to stay here for a week. Today I went to a restaurant for a breakfast. A waiter on the other table was '...
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Cheapest transport to go to Istanbul from Van(Turkey)

As I checked, flight tickets are not as cheap as flights between other Turk cities (for example, 16$ from Istanbul to Kayseri). So I'd like to know what other options are available. I did a quick ...
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Can I stay in Turkey for ~180 days by aligning two 180 day travel visas [duplicate]

That is, I would like to stay in Turkey for 180 days. Is it possible to do this by first applying and getting the eVisa 90 days before my arrival in Turkey so the duration of my stay lasts through the ...
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Using only the first leg of a connected flight when you need a visa for the final destination

A friend of mine booked a ticket a month or so ago which is a connected flight from Tehran to Istanbul and Istanbul to Belgrade (includes return ticket). Then we discussed his choice of traveling to ...
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Local markets in Istanbul

We once happen to arrive at a Sunday market in allies while wandering around where locals sell their items from food to kitchenette and clothing. We loved the atmosphere and everything about that ...
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Options for getting from Kayseri (Turkey) to Goreme

We're traveling to Istanbul and then Kayseri to visit Goreme in November (4th). I'd like to know, other than car rental, what other options are available for us to get to Goreme/Urgup. How do we buy ...
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Legal advice regarding return travel to Turkey [closed]

I was a student in Turkey, and I was renting a place with a couple of uni friends, all bills and the contract was under my name and my Foreign ID number issued by the Turkish authorities (residence ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

I was going to Dubai, with a transit in Istanbul. I was to land in Atatürk International Airport and, on the same day, fly from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Both flights were on Turkish Airlines. When I ...
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Denied entry to Turkey [closed]

I was denied entry to Antalya, Turkey 4.09.2018. I went with an evisa, accepted straight away, travelling there for the 4th time with my parents wife and child. Everyone got through except me, ...
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Will UK officials check my bank account after my Visa Application?

I am applying for a visa from Uk, Turkey and Georgia Embassy. Please, I need to know if these embassies will call my bank to confirm my statement and how much i have in my account, after submitting my ...
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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 a 6-month visit visa to the UK and I am traveling there. On my way back, I plan on going to Turkey. Can I apply for a Turkey E-Visa if I am a ...
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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 ...