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Turkish Currency Exchange

Turkish currency is easily obtainable at banks, exchange booths, post offices, airports and ferry ports. The easiest way to exchange money is using the change offices, although they have higher rates than Banks, they do not charge commission, therefore, always offer a better rate than banks. Something to consider is to be careful exchanging money in the street because it could faces some problems, especially getting old notes instead the actual.

US dollars or Euros are preferred. Some shops and hotels in the most popular destinations accept US dollars and Euros as payment.

There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that may be brought into Turkey, but not more than $5,000 worth of Turkish currency may be brought into or taken out of the country.

Banks are open mainly from Monday to Friday, but some are open until Sunday in tourist areas. ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist areas. Most bank branches have ATMs which accept Cirrus and Plus.

It is recommended being careful exchanging the money to Lira the rates can vary at anytime.

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