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The Turkish Lira is the official currency of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It carries the International Standard Currency Code: TRY. Monetary policy is managed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey who are responsible for regulating Turkey’s currency market and protecting the value of the Turkish Lira along with the central government.
In December 2003 the Grand National Assembly of Turkey voted to revalue the country’s troubled currency, and 6 zeros were removed from the Lira (1 Million old Lira equating to 1 New Turkish Lira) creating a new currency dubbed the ‘Second Lira’ or “Yeni Turk Lirasi” (meaning “New Turkish Lira”). This new currency was circulated on 1st January 2005 and replaced the old Lira at a ratio of 1,000,000:1. On 1st January 2009, “New” was removed from the second Lira, and new coins were issued with the amended name in various denominations ranging from 1 Kuru to 1 Lira (100 Kurus). Local currency can also be obtained from banks and exchange bureau, known as DOVIZ in Turkish.
In recent years Turkey has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe rivaling other countries like Spain. The Turkish Lira Exchange Rates offer extremely good value for money and over the last year we have seen an increase of 39% where GBP has continued to strengthen.
If you are going to Turkey as part of a Mediterranean cruise and you are entering Turkey as part of a day trip as a British Citizen passport holder then you do not need a visa for the day. However, if you are going to Turkey for up to 90 days then you can apply for a visa upon entry which costs 10 GBP in cash.
Although from the 11th April 2014 Turkey are changing their visa entry requirements and you will need to apply for your visa in advance using their new online electronic visa system where you will still be required to pay. Other standard entry requirements include making sure you have a blank page for stamping in your passport and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months before you can enter the country. For more information on the new Turkish visa system please see the FCO website.
Over the past week the Turkish Lira has increased by 2.20% from last Saturday's rate of 4.1064 to today's rate of 4.1968 which means £750 will buy you L67.80 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded is right now at 4.1968 and the worst rate was 4.1064 on Saturday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Turkish Lira rate increase by 6.99% from 3.9225 on 2nd May 2015 to 4.1968 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you L205.73 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 4.3099 on 16th June 2015 and a low rate of 3.8600 on 20th May 2015.
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