Currency, Credit Cards and Exchanging Money

The unit of currency in Turkey is the Türk Lirası (Turkish Lira; TL). Coins come in amounts of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kuruş and 1 lira, and notes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 lira.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly all ATMs in Turkey also offer instructions in English, French and German. All of the major Turkish banks have ATMs; Akbank and Yapı Kredi being the most common. Most stores and restaurants accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, though AMEX is not as widely accepted as the others.

There are 24-hour currency changing services available in the arrivals hall at Atatürk International Airport, as well as numerous bureaux in the city. 

US Dollars and Euros are easily changed, and in some places they are accepted as payment without being changed. A passport is sometimes requested when changing cash.