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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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Do I need to bring Turkish Lira (cash) for a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport?

We will be travelling from Europe to Asia with Turkish Airlines, with a layover at Istanbul Atatürk airport. While waiting at the transit zone for a few hours, we will probably spend some money on ...
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Do I need a visa for a layover of 8 hours? [on hold]

I am traveling from Nigeria to Dubai with Turkish Airlines and there will be a stopover at Istanbul airport. Do I need a visa for a layover of 8 hours at Istanbul airport if I wish to leave the ...
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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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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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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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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 visa for Guyanese citizen

I am Guyanese citizen (South America) with a USA visitors' visa interested in visiting Turkey for tourism - a maximum of two weeks. How do I go about getting a visa?
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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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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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What is the minimum passport validity for traveling to Turkey?

I'm Malaysian student in Jordan. I'm planning to travel to Kuala Lumpur via Turkish Airlines on the next month. Based on the flight details on Turkish Airlines webpage, I should transit in Istanbul (...
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Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me?

I have never been to Istanbul but I am planning to go there with the kids. A friend of mine showed me yesterday a video of him buying ice cream from a traditional ice cream shop in Istanbul. He ...
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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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Good (and Bikini) beaches in Turkey (including Izmir and Antalya)?

Please don't get me wrong! I know where Turkey is and I have been to Istanbul 3 times and Ankara 2 times. All I know is that Istanbul is a prime destination for tourists going to Turkey. However, I ...
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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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Can I pay for my Turkish visa on arrival at the airport in Euros?

I'm Australian, flying into Istanbul Turkey tomorrow (Ataturk airport) and I know from last year's trip that I must pay a visa fee upon entry. But last year I crossed by land from Bulgaria and this ...
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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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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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Turkey sea-side cottages [closed]

We’d like to go to Turkey next summer to have two weeks holiday. There will be relatively big number of us – 6-8 adults and 3-4 kids. People will be coming from different places – mostly UK, Russia ...
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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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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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Applying for Turkish visa after refused once

I am a Bangladesh National. I applied for a Turkey tourist visa in 2014 from Bangladesh, but the application was not successful. The embassy didn't explain anything, but I think my passport was almost ...
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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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Transit visa for Philippine passport holder

I was granted an EEA Family Permit to join my husband in the UK. Do I need a transit visa for a 6-hour stopover, either in Kuwait or Turkey? I would be staying airside only.
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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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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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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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Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul

I'm from Cameroon and I have a valid Bulgarian visa. Is it possible for me to cross to Turkey to visit and do some shopping? And if yes, do I need a visa from a consulate to enter Turkey or will I be ...
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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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Overnight land-based travel from Istanbul (Turkey) to Skopje (Macedonia)?

I am looking to travel between Istanbul and Skopje overland during August (2015) and wondered what the best way to do this would be? My initial plan was to take an overnight bus as I've found ...
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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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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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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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Are used Schengen/UK visas acceptable for Turkish e-visa

I got a UK visa for one month (restricted validity). It expires on November 4. Pakistani citizens are eligible to apply for a Turkish e visa if they have a valid UK visa. I want to visit Istanbul for ...
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Can I get an e-Visa for Turkey with a Schengen visa for an earlier date than the Schengen visa?

My case: I am an Egyptian national and my age is between 20 and 45 years. I have a Schengen visa valid from 6 July till 1 Jan. Question: Can I use it to obtain an e-visa to enter Turkey on 2 July? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Turkey visa on arrival for official passport holder from India

I am travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo, via the Istanbul airport en route to Mumbai, India on 18-19 Feb 2017. The transit layover at Istanbul is 12 hours and I wish to to visit the city ...