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What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

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What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

My son and his mate are off to Turkey this Thursday for a week. They are confused by conflicting advice as to what to take re currency. Can anybody give him some advice on what currency to take quickly please?

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1. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

take sterling as you get a better rate in resort the turks love the english pound cheers

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2. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

Take Sterling & a small amount of Turkish Lira just to tide you over until you find an exchange place that suits.

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3. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

i agree with all comments - take a little lira sterling change out there - you get a very good rate but beware we were approached by a turkish sales man in the resort we stayed in who was in charge of the massages, baths... he said he could match the rate! However, he called himself Sally!!! but how do you know you wont get fake notes? We didnt change our money up with him and the turkish bath was a rip off!!!

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4. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

Agree about people approaching you & asking if you want to change money. Do Not Do It!! Better to go some where with a good reputation, they are easy to find.

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5. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

Thanks everybody - his friends have told him to take Euros as they say you get more for your money. I sasume you all think sterling and lira are better?

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6. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

If you change money to euros and then to Lira... you will lose!

Listen to the advice from the many people on the site who have been to Turkey.

Take £ and change there.

Peter.

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7. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

have to say the post office is doing an excellent rate of exchange at the mo and is on par with what is being offered, we did it and got good deal!! 2.48 to £1

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8. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

Hi,like many have said before me,take sterling and change there its better rate of exchange and plenty banks and change offices so no need to take a risk of changing money with anyone on the street.

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9. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

drum it in to them caroline to check the rate given before exchanging, and double check the ammount given before leaving the exchange or where ever,most bars they use will change the money but tell them to do it when they are sober, also a security safe is a must for them, got the T shirts at that age even hid money in great hiding places only to wake up and forgot where wev'e hid it!!!!!!!.

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10. Re: What currency to take for Turkey? - Urgent going this thurs

Today £1= 2.53 TL

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