Whilst some people like to get their Turkish lira before they travel, based on anecdotal evidence it would seem that many of you bring sterling out here and exchange it for lira after you have arrived.
But rather than travelling with a pocket full of cash it is possible for you to withdraw sterling from some ATMs in Kalkan. This is a particularly cost effective way of getting cash as in our experience no bank charges are incurred. (But see table below).
And we know many British expats who access their money in UK bank accounts by using local ATMs to withdraw sterling in cash.