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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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Where in Istanbul is this dome people are standing on with views across the city?

I'd like to enjoy the scenery where the following pictures were taken:
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I'm a Philippine passport holder, can I go to Turkey with my Schengen visa without visiting the Schengen area first?

I have a valid German national visa (Type D) (valid March 1-August 31, 2017), and I am a Filipino Citizen. We cannot visit Turkey without purchasing an e-Visa and without a valid Schengen Visa. Can ...
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Bus from Van/Turkey to Tabriz/Iran

Question Looking for information on the bus from Van to Tabriz. According to Seat61, the Trans-Asia Express from Turkey to Iran has been cancelled and need to take a bus from Van/Turkey to Tabriz/...
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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 ...
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I was refused entry to the UK, will I have a problem traveling to Turkey?

I posted a couple of months ago that I was refused to enter the UK in September 2016: I've a visa-free passport to UK but was refused to enter in Heathrow. Applied for a visa as advised by IO but ...
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Turkey- flexibilty in e-Visa validity?

I (Canadian citizen) have a Turkish e-Visa with a 6 month validity and a start date. Turns out I have a fairly long layover at Istanbul in advance of that date. If I show up at Atatürk airport a ...
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Does a Nigerian require a visa for sightseeing in Turkey? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian citizen and have booked a Turkish Airlines flight to Nigeria with 12 hours both ways (return) layover at Istanbul Airport. I have a Chinese residence permit. Do I need a transit visa ...
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Train connection from Istanbul to Sofia?

Is it possible to go from Istanbul to Sofia by train? This link suggests there is a train connection between the two cities: https://rail.cc/en/train/sofia-to-istanbul but I can't find it on the ...
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Are winter tires required in Turkey in December?

I am going on my first trip to Turkey in 3 days and will be renting a car for some trips from the Sabiha Gocken airport to Istanbul and then from the city towards the cable car area in Bursa. On the ...
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Turkey tourist e-visa with expired H-1B but valid i-797A

I am an Indian national living in the US. My H-1B (1st term) expired in August 2016. I have an I-797A (H-1B visa extension document) valid until July 2019. I went to the Turkish Consulate in Boston to ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Istanbul Layover: Guided Tour or Wander by self? [closed]

I am heading back to Europe from India in November and I have a day worth of a layover in Istanbul. I have got my e-Visa for a single entry and really looking forward for spending a day there. I am ...
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Turkey Visa Upon Arrival for Syrian Citizen

I am a Syrian national and I have a Schengen visa valid for two years. I want to go for a visit to Turkey. My question: can I get my visa upon arrival for 30 days in the airport authority in Istanbul ...
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Toiletries allowed in checked baggage for Turkish Airlines?

The website of Turkish Airlines clearly states that liquids like perfumes, deodorants, face wash and other such stuff are prohibited in the cabin baggage. If not cabin, is it allowed in the checked ...
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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.
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Is there any way to safely check expensive electronics on a flight?

The unanimous verdict is, DON'T put anything expensive in your checked luggage. I get that. But I'm in a bit of a tough spot here. Long story short, I'm sitting here in the U.S. with a $2000 piece of ...
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Is there currently train service between Turkey and Iran?

According to this website the train service between Istanbul and Tehran is suspended and the alternative company they propose makes its last stop in Turkey and requires guides to accompany people into ...
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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 ...
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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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What is required to transit through Istanbul when I need to collect my luggage? [closed]

I am a Nigerian citizen and I traveled to Sofia through Istanbul for a business trip (Turkish Airlines). I have another booking from Istanbul to London. How can I claim my luggage to check in for my ...
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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 ...
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How can I meet the world's most jovial taxi driver?

I'm a fan of Anthony Bourdain's TV shows and the two times he's been to Istanbul he was driven and shown around by the tirelessly cheerful and voluble taxi driver/entertainer Issam (Ihsan ? Isham ? ...
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How to eat a meal with locals in Turkey?

When I was in Japan I found this website that matches travellers with locals in various cities who host them for dinner and I thought it was a great travel experience. I'm wondering if there's any ...
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Turkish 24 hours transit Visa for Bangladesh Holder

I am a Bangladeshi citizen with an air ticket from Jeddah to Dhaka via Istanbul. I want to spend some time outside of Istanbul Airport. How can I get a Turkish 24-hour transit visa?
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Was I scammed by BoraJet? They cancelled the flight, promised to pay for another ticket - it didn't happen

This is about the Turkish airline BoraJet. I was going from Istanbul to Ankara via BoraJet, but when I arrived at the airport, the flight was cancelled by the airline. The manager of BoraJet told me ...
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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. ...
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Does an Iraqi citizen need a visa to travel from Iraq to Istanbul, Turkey?

Does an Iraqi citizen need a visa to travel from Iraq to Istanbul, Turkey ?
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Changing money at Antalya airport, Turkey, late at night

I am flying from Antalya Turkey to Manchester UK leaving at 02:35 hours. Can I change Turkish Liras to Pounds Sterling at the airport at that time? This will very late Friday evening or very early ...
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Two separate tickets for connecting flights

I am a Philippine passport holder. I will be flying from the Philippines to Cluj Napoca, Romania in the next few months. To save money, my employer will be booking two separate tickets for my flight. ...
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Turkey visa refused. How to re-apply?

Applied for Turkey Tourist visa and it's refused without informing any reason. I am working as a Software Engineer. I am from Kerela, India and by checking Turkish embassy site, I can reapply only ...
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Is it safe to use Turkish Airlines now? [duplicate]

Given what is happening in Turkey at the moment, is it advisable using Turkish Airlines with a 2-hour transit in Turkey to my final destination; Copenhagen?
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Tourist Visa while returning to India from Sweden

I traveled to Sweden from Mumbai on the 29th of July and I had a 22 hours stay in Turkey and as I had a valid Schengen visa I could apply for a tourist visa and spent a day in Turkey Now I am ...
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When entering Turkey, do border officials immediately see previous entries and exits when scanning the travel document?

If I've been to Turkey once and enter at a later point with the same travel document, when my travel document is scanned at the border, do my previous entries and exits pop up on their screen? If it ...
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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 ...
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I'm traveling to oman on turkish airlines, do i have to get a turkish visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Yemeni citizen with a Canadian permanent resident, and flying through turkey from Canada to Oman. Do I need a turkish visa? Note: I'm traveling with my Husband and three children who are all ...
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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 ...
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
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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?
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Does my husband need a visa for a layover in Turkey? [duplicate]

My husband is a national citizen of Nigeria. He has a 5 year permanent permit to live in Lithuania. We are planning to fly to Nigeria through Istanbul and the time between flights is more than 15 ...
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Address in Turkey eVisa

My current address which happens to be permanent address is different from the address in my passport. Which address should I mention while filling in the address details for a Turkey eVisa?
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Flying in the EU, can I transit in Istanbul airport without a passport?

I was going to book tickets from Bucharest to Malta, but there is a stop in Istanbul, Turkey. Can I take this flight with just a Romanian ID card? The Turkish airlines transit information page ...
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Can you stay in Turkey for over 90 days within the 180 day visa period but split over different visits?

The Turkish e-visa is valid for a period of 180 days and allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days. Am I allowed to stay for say 50 days, then another 50 days, over two different visits within the ...
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Does Turkey stamp passport in case of visit visa rejection?

Is a single woman allowed to travel alone to Turkey? In case of rejection do they stamp passport, or just return the passport? This is for a Pakistani Passport Holder.
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Day trips from cities as part of a Turkey vacation [closed]

I am new to this forum, so pardon me if you find this question stupid or not suitable for this forum. One of my friends wants to go to Turkey from Pakistan on 15 days visit, it will be purely for the ...
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Minimum Blank pages required in Passport for visiting Turkey, Romania, Spain and Austria on Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

I am an Indian Passport holder with short term Multiple Entry Schengen Visa. I intent to Visit Turkey (on basis of e visa), Romania (on basis of multiple entry Schengen visa) then Spain, followed by ...
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Separate visa on arrival stamped/ pasted on passport for holders of Turkey e-visa?

I am an Indian Passport Holder and have obtained E-visa for Turkey. Upon arrival in Turkey, will the Immigration authorities in Istanbul, stamp/ paste another Visa on Arrival on my Passport? If yes, ...
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Printing a (scientific) poster near Boğaziçi University in Istanbul

I have to make a poster presentation at Boğaziçi University in two months and will not be able to bring the poster with me on the airplane. Therefore, I'd like to print it near the University from a ...
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Can a non-resident apply for a Schengen visa from Turkey?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling to Turkey for volunteer work for about 45 days and I want to travel to Netherlands in between. Can I get Schengen visa from Turkey as I don't have enough time ...
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Travelling through Turkey with Russian Passport

I'm not really into politics and a friend of mine advised me not to travel through Turkey due to political tensions. Now the price through Istanbul is twices cheaper than going through London. ...