Currency Turkey

Currency Turkey

The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is the Turkish Lira. The Turkish lira is divided into sub-units called kuruş. The paper currency consists of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL banknotes and the metal currency consists of 5, 10, 25 and 50 Kuruş and 1 Lira coins.
Images of the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, are on the front of banknotes, while the back depicts prominent names and places of Turkish culture.
Foreign currencies can be converted into Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks according to the daily exchange rate set by the Central Bank of Turkey.
Aside from the Turkish lira, strong currencies such as US dollars and euros are widely accepted by major shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.
However, it is advisable that you have Turkish Lira with you at all times.

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