Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Ankara
Largest City:Istanbul
Currency:Turkish Lira
Currency Code:TRY
Banknote Denominations:5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:5
Additional Information:New notes (as shown) entered circulation on 1st. January 2009. The old style notes ceased to be valid at the end of 2009 but are still redeemable at branches of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey until 31 December 2019

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

Friday 23 February 2018 10:01am
Local law and customs section – update on local law and customs; the possession, sale and export of antiquities is against the law and carries a prison sentence of 5 to 12 years as well as a substantial fine. It’s also an offence to insult the Turkish nation or the national flag, or to deface or tear up currency. If you are convicted of any of these offences you could face a prison sentence of between 6 months and 3 years

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 23 minutes ago)

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