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The Low Down on Turkish Currency

Currency:

Turkish lira

Currency code:

TRY

Central Bank:

Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

Currency symbol:

₺ (lira)

Currency sub unit:

kr (kuruş)

Bank notes:

₺5, ₺10, ₺20, ₺50, ₺100, ₺200

Coins:

1kr, 5kr, 10kr, 25kr, 50kr, ₺1




The lira has been in circulation in various forms since the Ottoman Empire. First, known as the Ottoman lira, lasted for just under 80 years before being replaced by the first Turkish lira, which was introduced in 1923.



Following a redenomination in 2005, the second Turkish lira was brought into circulation in 2005.



New Turkish lira banknotes are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 lira. Coins in circulation include 5kr, 10kr, 25kr, 50kr and 1lira.





What to spend your Lira on:

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    One-way ticket on the Ankara metro

    1.75 TRY *

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    A soft drink in a restaurant

    2.5 TRY *

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    A lunchtime meal in Istanbul

    23 TRY *

  • *

    Taxi from Ankara Esenboga
    Airport to Ankara city centre

    63 TRY *

  • *

    Trip along the Dalyan River
    and Turtle Beach

    69 TRY *

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Must-sees in Turkey

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  • Istanbul
  • A combination of empires that once ruled the area, from Ottoman to Byzantine and everything in between has resulted in Turkey’s largest city evolving into an eclectic mix of culture, architecture, sights and experiences.
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  • Antalya
  • A part of Turkey’s southern Mediterranean region, Antalya has become synonymous with relaxed, beach holidays. Yachts moor off shore, lazy days melt into to festive nights and the area remains rich with historical sites and museums.
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  • Ankara
  • Turkey’s capital, Ankara is a cosmopolitan city full of heritage sites and history to explore. Explore old castles and ruins from eras gone by, empires that have shaped this city’s rich history.

Buying Turkish Lira online is easy

Order Turkish Lira online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Turkish Lira Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Travelling to Turkey in the Future?

Travelling to Turkey in the Future?

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Turkey Travel Guide

Turkey Travel Guide

Before you head off, check out our Turkey Travel Guide which includes some not-to-miss highlights when you visit Turkey!

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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