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What currency do we use in Turkey?

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What currency do we use in Turkey?

We are going on holiday to Turkey soon, but I am a little confused with the currency that we need to take - Turkish Lira / Dollars / Euros?? We are travelling from UK.

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1. Re: What currency do we use in Turkey?

Turkish Lira is the currency of Turkey. Exchange rates are normally better over there than in UK. I would recommend you get 50 pounds worth or so of Lira before you go to tide you over for any immediate cash purchases, and then exchange over there. Or withdraw money from the ATMs - but check what your bank charges you for overseas transactions first. No point whatsoever in changing up sterling for USD or Euros. Have a lovely holiday!

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Buy just a small amount of Turkish Lira from your bank or post office just to get you started off with(initial expenses etc.) and then bring the rest of your cash in sterling and change it up as you need to into local currency.You get a much better rate of exchange here than in the UK.

If you have an ATM card then there are machines everywhere which you can use too.Beware however that there is a minimum charge for each withdrawal so draw out larger amounts less often rather than small amounts every day.

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