The Turkish lira (TL) is the country’s official currency. When you arrive in Turkey, exchange your money at one of the currency exchange booths at the airport. However, you may wish to keep most of your cash and exchange only as much as you need for the time being because rates are often better in more central and popular areas. Banks and gold jewelers are other options where you can trade foreign currencies.
ATMs are also available in most areas. Most places where EFTPOS is accepted can also be paid with a credit or debit card. Using ATMs is another secure and easier way to get money throughout the country. However, please notify your bank so that your account does not get blocked for suspicious activities, making it difficult for you to access funds. Another thing to bear in mind is the possible fees charged by your bank if you withdraw cash from an ATM outside of your country. For information on fees for withdrawing money from ATMs abroad, contact your bank.