Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [turkey]

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

24
votes
2answers
37k views

Do I need a Turkey transit visa for a layover?

I have an Indian passport and am planning to visit Germany with a valid visa. To book a flight for Germany (Mumbai – Dusseldorf), I came across some connected flights that stop at Istanbul. Do I need ...
11
votes
5answers
11k views

How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
10
votes
2answers
42k views

Transit visa at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, during a Turkish Airlines arranged stopover?

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing or hotel accommodation?. All services provided free by the Turkish Airline. I am Nigerian citizen and booked Turkish ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
830 views

What are the consequences of the military coup in Turkey for travelers?

Reuters reports a military coup in Turkey. What are the consequences of this for people who travel to Turkey? What about passengers transiting through Turkish airports?
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Turkey e-visa for Egyptian passport holder

I got the Turkey e-visa several times with my schengen visa. In the e-visa form there is a condition I have a round-trip ticket with Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Onur Air or Egypt Air. ...
7
votes
4answers
56k views

Do US citizens need a visa for Turkey?

I understand that Turkey does not belong to Schengen area. So would I need to have a visa to visit Turkey?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Do any of the currency exchanges at Istanbul Atatürk Airport deal in Korean won?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
5
votes
4answers
7k views

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? ...
5
votes
2answers
673 views

Duration of Schengen visa while travelling to non Schengen areas which allow Schengen visa

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Turkey. I'll be in Netherlands for 4 days, Bulgaria for 4 and Turkey for 2. I'm applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands. Considering ...
40
votes
4answers
13k views

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 ...
12
votes
1answer
3k views

Can you currently get from Turkey to Egypt by ferry?

Since April 2012, Anrusstrans is offering a ferry service between the Turkish port of Mersin, in the south east of the country, and Port Said, east of Alexandria on the Egyptian coast. Over at ...
9
votes
1answer
509 views

How I can get a Turkish visa to visit Istanbul on a layover?

I am flying to Tbilisi, Georgia with Turkish Airline. My stay in Istanbul is 12 hours. Can I get transit visa to visit Istanbul city ? I am from Pakistan with Oman employment visa.
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Can we enter Istanbul, Turkey and Frankfurt, Germany while flying through in transit for a few hours?

I am a US Citizen and my wife is an Indian citizen with a Permanent residency (Green Card). While travelling on vacation to Europe from the US, we will have 2 long connections in Instanbul, Turkey on ...
4
votes
1answer
256 views

Is 1.25 hour layover in Turkey Sabiha airport suficient

I'm flying from Moscow to Antalia. There is a 1.25 hour layover in Sabiha airport. in general, would it be sufficient in case of picking up luggage? The air company is the same and I will travel with ...
3
votes
2answers
630 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
178 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
239 views

Do any of the currency exchanges at Incheon International Airport deal in Turkish lira?

I'm about to fly from Istanbul to Seoul and I have a useful amount of Turkish Lira (TRY) left but I don't have any South Korean Won (KRW) to pay for the metro to my hostel when I get there. Several ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it safe to travel to Turkey at this time (August 2013)?

Given the recent protests, I'm not sure if it's safe to travel to Turkey or not. I'm no expert on these matters, so, if possible, I'd like to hear from someone familiar with those affairs or who has ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

I am American with passport having layover in Istanbul for 20 hours. Do I need Visa?

I will be staying over for 20 hour layover and I was wondering if I needed to get a visa in order to leave airport and visit the city. And if I need a visa do I apply for it while I'm on the layover ...
1
vote
1answer
406 views

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 ...
14
votes
4answers
3k views

Flying to, but not entering, Turkey without passport

I am a Swedish citizen and will fly to Saudi Arabia (with approproate visa) shortly. My route is as follows; Gothenburg-Istanbul and Istanbul-Riyadh (GOT-IST-RUH). On the flight IST-RUH, I will be ...
10
votes
1answer
637 views

Identify location of this Dondurma (Turkish Ice Cream) shop

Can someone please help me identify where is this Ice Cream seller's shop located in Sultanahmet Istanbul? Courtesy: Youtube My 3-year old son has seen the video and absolutely wants to get an ice ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

What are some recommended itineraries for visting Turkey in July? [closed]

I'm visiting Turkey for 13 days with my 19 year old nephew. We're flying in and out of Istanbul. I'd like to get out of Istanbul and see the country. What are some recommended itineraries and ...
24
votes
1answer
3k views

Where on earth is this image from the backgrounds in Windows?

My Russian colleague had this image as his desktop, so I asked if it was Lake Baikal or not. He actually didn't know, as it was just one of the default Windows desktops that he had. So, the question ...
21
votes
4answers
19k views

Is it safe to drink the tap water in Istanbul?

Is the water from the tap/faucet potable in Istanbul or must I buy bottled water? If not, what are the specific contaminants in it?
19
votes
2answers
1k views

How can you complain about being wrongly denied boarding and demand compensation?

An African friend of mine was traveling from Dar es Salaam to the UK (Manchester) and had an "Indefinite leave to remain" visa. His wife and children live in the UK. He was flying on Turkish ...
18
votes
2answers
11k views

Crossing from Georgia into Turkey

Going from Georgia into Turkey overland—can you do that without problems? (Assume no visa requirement for either country.) What border crossing points are there? Also, what are the public transport ...
11
votes
2answers
5k views

How to use Turkish toilet tap?

I was in Turkey a while ago, and encountered sit toilets with taps (edit: taps controlling a nozzle a wee way below a normal western sit-toilet rim, making a little fountain from the back to the front ...
7
votes
2answers
583 views

Is the new border crossing between Georgia and Turkey at Kartsakhi open to foreigners?

I was just reading a Quora post on the longest overland trip in the world and it mentions crossing from Georgia to Turkey at Kartsakhi. I've crossed between these countries probably half a dozen times ...
5
votes
2answers
910 views

Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?

I'm going to travel to Iran from Germany. Since I've booked connected flights (Germany- Turkey, Turkey- Iran), do I need a visa for Turkey as well as Iran? This is my flights schedule: Basel-...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Non-EU citizen travelling with EU citizen (Irish spouse) to Turkey; do I need a visa?

Am a non EU citizen but my husband is. We live and work in UK and I have a residential permit. I'm looking to book a holiday to Turkey for my hubby and I for 5 days. Do I need to apply for a visa to ...
4
votes
1answer
175 views

Do I Need a Visa for changing the airports in Turkey? [duplicate]

I have an Indian Passport and am travelling from Berlin to Dubai with Turkish airlines and have to change the airports in turkey. Do I need a visa for that?
3
votes
0answers
376 views

Is it cheaper to mail a small package to Germany from Turkey, Bulgaria, or Romania? [closed]

I'm travelling from Turkey slowly to Romania via Bulgaria and I have a package that must be sent to Germany. The item will be like a slightly larger tube of toothpaste in size, shape and weight. It is ...
16
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
324 views

Will travellers be able to get full internet access in Turkey during the current (July 2013) protests/riots?

With the current widespread riots in Turkey, the police reaction, the government's intervention and the worldwide observation, there've been reports of threats to have the internet restricted, as has ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

What time do the city buses start running in Istanbul?

I want to get an early start tomorrow morning taking bus 83O from Taksim Square to the Bayrampaşa Otogar bus station to the west. I can't find by searching in English what time the Istanbul public ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Turkey transit visa for a stateless person? [duplicate]

I am a stateless person but I am a resident of Uzbekistan. I am going to visit Bulgaria on the 16th of August this year. Unfortunately there is no direct flight to Bulgaria so I have to fly through ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

Is there a bus/coach direct from Batumi, Georgia to Istanbul, Turkey?

I've been doing some online searches for a friend staying in my hostel here in Batumi who wants to travel to Istanbul tomorrow. Now I know there are direct buses from various cities in Turkey to ...
7
votes
1answer
303 views

Turkish single-entry visa stamped in transit by mistake. Can I still use it to enter Turkey?

I was intending to transit in Istanbul, going to Tbilisi for a week and then another week in Istanbul. I have visas for both countries. While I was in transit in Istanbul, I was directed to a wrong ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?

So I've had to get three visas for Turkey in the last couple of years and each time it cost € 15 / $ 20. But a few days ago I met some Australian travellers here in Georgia who just came from ...
7
votes
2answers
343 views

Is Van a good base to visit Turkey and Kurdistan?

I am planning to spend 3 weeks in Turkey and Kurdistan. I'm told the region is relatively small and I could feasibly stay in Van and explore from there. Is that wise? If not what other cites would ...
5
votes
2answers
973 views

Is it cheaper and/or easier to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Turkey or Bulgaria?

I'm currently in Istanbul but will soon head west to the Romania/Bulgaria border (hitchhiking) and intend to buy a cheap tent and sleeping bag on the way. I don't need a famous brand. Just something ...
5
votes
1answer
414 views

Should I present my Turkish entry-exit form when re-entering?

I entered Turkey from Georgia using my national ID Card and got a filled-out form with an entry stamp. I then lost it while in Istanbul. The Police told me I could simply explain it when exiting and ...
5
votes
1answer
193 views

Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Turkey?

Last year (2014), the guys from our dive center in Turkey told us that there is a (new) legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master) which is enforced ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

I am travelling from India to Kosovo via Turkey - do I need a visa as an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian citizen planning for a 90 days Business Trip to Kosovo and I have invitation letters from an Office in Kosovo. Do I need to have a Visa to enter Kosovo for 90 days? I am getting ...
4
votes
1answer
208 views

Getting from Göreme to Denizli by car

What is the best car rental company to rent a car to get from Göreme to Denizli in Turkey? What I need is a reliable company, i.e. one wich I can believe will have a car for me if I make a reservation....
3
votes
1answer
374 views

Can I get a Turkish transit visa at Istanbul airport?

I am an Irish citizen and travelling to Nigeria through istanbul. can i get the transit visa at the airport since my transit time is about 14 hours?
3
votes
3answers
1k views

What's the best way to travel around Greece? Train or Bus? [closed]

Looks like a train pass for a 25 year old is only $150 for 5 travel days, but I hear the trains don't run everywhere, so would it just be cheaper to take the buses everywhere? And what is the best way ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

E-Visa needed for Turkey if have a valid Residence Permit from Germany?

I will be traveling back from India to Germany in November. I am taking Turkish Airlines and will have a layover in Istanbul for 30 Hours. I am an Indian Passport holder but have a valid Residence ...