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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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Can immigration authorities make cross checks between multiple passports of the same (German) person?

I have the following specific case but it would be nice to have a general answer if one does exist: A fellow German traveler just spent 3 months in Turkey on his passport. He just then left to ...
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Are there money changing facilities at the Turkey/Georgia border, and how good are they?

Soon I hope to cross the border from Turkey to the Republic of Georgia and need to work out my money. To minimize horrendous and unavoidable bank fees I prefer to withdraw larger amounts less ...
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What might be the cheapest ferry connection from near Athens to anywhere in Turkey?

Soon I'm heading from Albania to Turkey to Georgia. The obvious way is to go through Thessaloniki which is a great city and I'd like to go back. But I'm considering an alternative plan of going via ...
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What should we consider when buying a gift for a host family in Turkey?

In September, we are traveling to Turkey. Part of the trip is a family home stay. We will be staying with a local family who will feed and house us for the night. We want to thank the family with a ...
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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 ...
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Inexpensive way to use my US iPhone's data connection in Turkey?

I want to use my AT&T iPhone – specifically the data connection – while in Turkey in September. What's the easiet, cheapest way to make my phone work in that country? How good is the service? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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