Below you will find lots of useful links to help you plan your trip to or from Turkey.
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel Advice
You may wish to check for the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). This link takes you to the FCO page for Turkey. You will find some really excellent advice and information here.
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.
Holidaymakers in Kalkan sometimes complain that all the wonderful meals they have eaten during their holiday can add a few centimetres to their waistline.
Well if you are in Turkey at Şeker Bayram time keeping trim may be even more of a challenge, as you will be here during sugar festival when everyone is eating and offering sweets and chocolates.
Şeker (Shek-er) Bayram (sugar festival in English) is one of the most enjoyable holidays in the Muslim calendar. Celebrated by Muslims at the end of Ramazan, the fasting month, it lasts three and a half days.
Below we explain how to get a visa, we show you what one looks like, and we tell you how the rules are being applied.
This article describes the position as we understand it for British citizens wishing to come to Turkey. The rules may differ for other countries.
You must have a valid passport
The rules pertaining to passports changed on 1st January 2015. Click here to read more: Passport requirements
In January 2016 the British Consulate updated their advice concerning passport requirements when entering Turkey.
We are not clear whether the rules actually changed or if this was simply some additional clarification for UK citizens. (Note: Different rules may apply to citizens of other nations).
Prompted by this update from the British Consulate in Turkey, KTLN checked with the official Turkish government web site and we set out below the old advice and our understanding of the current position.