What to spend your Lira on
One-way ticket on the Ankara metro
A soft drink in a restaurant
A lunchtime meal in Istanbul
Taxi from Ankara Esenboga Airport to Ankara city centre
Trip along the Dalyan River and Turtle Beach
Must-sees in Turkey
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A deeper look at the Turkish Lira
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.
More info on the Turkish Lira
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.
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