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TRANSPORTATION
BY ROAD    BY AIR    BY RAIL     BY SEA

Private Car : London-Istanbul, approximately 3,000km.
Northern Route Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey.
Southern Route Belgium, Germany, Austria,Italy,with a ferry to Turkey.

COACH STATION TELS

City

Telephone

City

Telephone

Adana

+90 (322) 4282047

Enez

+90 (284) 8116540

Adiyaman

+90 (416) 2165620

Ercis

+90 (432) 3516728

Afyon

+90 (272) 2138022

Erdek

+90 (266) 8352301

Agri

+90 (472) 2151825

Erzincan

+90 (446) 2141603

Akcay

+90 (266) 3841070

Erzurum

+90 (442) 2182293

Aksaray

+90 (382) 2137800

Eski sehir

+90 (222) 2278800

Alanya

+90 (242) 5132650

Fethiye

+90 (252) 6143531

Amasya

+90 (358) 2188812

Gaziantep

+90 (342) 2325815

Anamur

+90 (324) 8142019

Gebze

+90 (262) 6420155

Ankara

+90 (312) 2241000

Giresun

+90 (454) 2150127

Antalya

+90 (242) 3311250

Gonen

+90 (266) 7623700

Ardahan

+90 (478) 2113568

Goreme

+90 (384) 2712435

Artvin

+90 (466) 5114949

Gumu shane

+90 (456) 2131432

Aydin

+90 (256) 2125050

Hatay

+90 (326) 2149197

Ayvalik

+90 (266) 3121100

Ipsala

+90 (284) 6161008

Balikesir

+90 (266) 2411199

Iskenderun

+90 (326) 6163631

Bandirma

+90 (266) 7142500

Isparta

+90 (246) 2272070

Batman

+90 (488) 2141749

Istanbul-Esenler

+90 (212) 6580505

Bergama

+90 (232) 6331619

Istanbul-Harem

+90 (216) 3333763

Bilecik

+90 (228) 2121088

Izmir-Halkapinar

+90 (232) 4862265

Bingol

+90 (426) 2131761

Izmir-Uckuyular

+90 (232) 2598862

Bodrum

+90 (252) 3162637

Iznik

+90 (224) 7571418

Bolu

+90 (374) 2153713

Sakarya

+90 (264) 2751189

Burdur

+90 (248) 2335390

Sanliurfa

+90 (414) 3131634

Burhaniye

+90 (266) 4221165

Side

+90 (242) 7531367

Bursa

+90 (224) 2615400

Siirt

+90 (484) 2231401

Canakkale

+90 (286) 2171079

Silifke

+90 (324) 7142854

Cankiri

+90 (376) 2131217

Sinop

+90 (368) 2600304

Cesme

+90 (232) 7126499

Sivas

+90 (346) 2261590

Cesme/Alacati

+90 (232) 7168299

Susurluk

+90 (266) 8652906

Cesme/Ilica

+90 (232) 7233339

Tarsus

+90 (324) 6246932

Corum

+90 (364) 2136670

Tekirdag

+90 (282) 2617748

Dalaman

+90 (252) 6925103

Tokat

+90 (356) 2142221

Denizli

+90 (258) 2611088

Trabzon

+90 (462) 3252343

Derinkuyu

+90 (384) 3812100

Urgup

+90 (384) 3414766

Diyarbakir

+90 (412) 2221550

U sak

+90 (276) 2121351

Dursunbey

+90 (266) 6621206

Uzunkopru

+90 (284) 5131069

Edirne

+90 (284) 2251979

Van

+90 (432) 2161531

Edremit

+90 (266) 3731070

Yalova

+90 (226) 8144577

Egirdir

+90 (246) 3114218

Yozgat

+90 (354) 2125808

Elazig

+90 (424) 2382490

Zonguldak

+90 (372) 2571311




Customs Regulations

There have been certain regulations for personal belongings and some items may be brought into the country. Particularly in Eastern Block countries such as Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, these regulations are strictly put into practice. The acknowledgement and the obedience of these regulation will be beneficial to avoid unwanted conditions and a safe departure from the entered country. It should be kept in mind that any kind of negligence on entry will bring about trouble and cause distress on exits.

Customs Formalities generally include forbidden or limited items to be brought into the country or items registered beforehand in the owner's passport. Generally all types of sharp instruments and weapons are forbidden to be brought into country.

Personal belongings can be brought into the country on the condition that they will be took out the country on exit. International regulations bring certain procedures for the type and amount of these personal belongings. The above listed items are designated in order to prevent any misuse.



Duty-Free

CLOTHING AND ITEMS FOR JOURNEY
• Items of clothing peculiar to the traveller,
• Personal belongings and items for a journey,
• Cloth suitable for making clothes for the traveller (maximum 5 meters),
• Included among the personal belongings,a clothing made of fur of the traveller that is proper to transportation,

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENTS
• One black-and-white television,
• One colour TV (up to 55cm screen)
• One pocket color TV up to 16cm screen (including 16cm screen),
• One black-and-white television-radio-tape (combination),
• One video recording camera and 5 video tape casette (blank),
• Camera with eight mm (with ten blank films),
• One slide machine,
• Pocket PC ( Up to 128MB Ram ),
• Compact disc player.
• One portable radio and radiotape (the properties of the radiotape will be determined by the undersecretary.)
• One walkman or small tape-recorder,
• GameBoys without casettes and cartridge,
• Record, acssette or compact disc maximum of 5 for each,
• GSM-Pocket phone (With SIM cards),

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
• Harmonica,
• Mandolin,
• Shepherd's Pipe,
• Brass band,
• Flute,
• Guitar,
• Accordion,
(One piece of each, at a maximum total of 3 pieces)

SPORTS SETS AND GAMES
• Two partitioned camp tent,
• One diving suit for underwater diving sports (The quality,efficiency of the suit will be determined by the undersecretary.),
• Glider (a pair),
• One boat,
• One surfboard with saling equipment for water sports,
• Flipper (one pair),
• Other personel belongings one apiece. (execpt for sea motorcycle and sledge),
• Chess set,
• Checker set,
• Five playing cards,

MEDICAL ITEMS
• Beds belonging to the ill passanger,
• Motorized and non-motorized chair,
• Drugs for personal treatment,
• Gas mask and similar protective clothing (maximum 2 pieces).

KITCHEN APPLIANCES
• Plate,saucepan,fork,spoon,knife to be used during the journey,
• One picnic type oven,
• One samovar,
• Two thermos,
• Coffee machine with storage battery,

CONSUMER GOODS
• Whether domestic or foreign;
a)200 cigarettes (1 Box) with 50 cigar.
Besides,
200 gr. minced tobacco and 200 cigarette paper or
200 gr. pipe tobacco
200 gr. chewing tobacco or
200 gr. a tobacco when smoking a nargileh or
50 gr. snuff,
b)In addition to the above allowances, it is possible to purchase; 200 cigarettes( 1 Box),100 cigars and 500 gr. pipe tobacco in addition to those declared in sub-paragraph (a),
• 1,5 kg. coffee, 1,5 kg. nescafe. 500 gr. tea, 1 kg. chololate, 1 kg. confectionery,
• 1(100 cl) or 2 ( 75cl or 70 cl) bottles of wine and/or spirits,
• Cologne, lavender water,perfume, essence,lotion ( 120 ml maximum each),

OTHERS
• One portable typewriter,
• One camera (5 films),
• One pram for junior passenger,
• One bicycle for junior passenger without the consideration of the size,
• Toys proper to junior passengers (maximum 10 ),
• Pocket Calculator with battery,
• One iron (With or without steam diffusion),
• 1 x 1,5 metre seccade( prayer rug) (on the condition that it is woollen, cotton or synthetic),
• One binoculars(one pair, except night binoculars),
• One table clock,
• One gas stove,
• In a vehicle while driving (on the condition that it will be applied only to the owner of the car and the driver)
a) A set of screwdriver (maximum 5 with different sizes),
b) Socket Wrench Set (maximum 10 on the condition that it is suitable for vehicle use),
c) Auto pump,
d) Accumulator Charge Apparatus,
e) Auto broom with accumulator,
f) Icebox with accumulator,
g) Inner tube and tyre except for spare tyre,
• Other items to be scrutinized by the Ministry of Finance and Customs ,
• 1 cat or dog or bird or aquarium fish on the condition that they are with their owners (medical report from the veterinary surgeon,document of origin and vaccination and controlled by the veterinary surgoen).
• There are certain regulations about the foreign currency to be brought into the country .In general terms there is no limitation for a certain amount of foreign or local currency to be brought into or taken out of the country. The amount of money more than the above mentioned amount is to be declared on entry.
• In addition to the foreign currency, some personal belongings are to be declared on entry. Jewelry is in the first place. Moreover , TV, camera , video recording camera, video player, cellular telephones, electronic equipments, supplies for camping and sports and other valuable belongings are to be registered on entry to the customs office.The registration will be both written or oral.The type of registration depends on the properties of the items and the entered country.
• In order to prevent any kind of problem on entry , it is suggested not to bring excessive currency and jewelry and to conform to the considerations.



Goods Subject to Payment of Custom Duties

The goods not more than 1.500 Euro are to be delivered to the traveller more than 18 years old two months before his/her entry or six months later of his/her departure, and the goods not brought to the country to be traded are subject to %10 customs duty. (Exemption of 300 Euro will be reduced).
The goods which are concurrently imported with the owner at the age of 18 and not more than 1.500 Euro and brought into the country out of commercial concerns are subject to %10 customs duty. (Exemption of 300 Euro will be excluded).

The above conditions are to be provided in order to take advantage of this right:
• The items being sent to the ones residing in Turkey via mail or cargo,
• The goods concurrently imported by the owner,
• Being brought or sent as a gift ,
• Peculiar to personel or family use,
• The items that the customer make no payment in return upon purchasing,
• Out of commercial concerns,

If the value of the goods, imported within the frame outlined above, exceed 1.500 Euro, the customs duty of these goods' importation will be collected according to the regulated principles being in force.

If each imported goods in question exceeds 1.500 Euro, the customs duty will be collected according to the designated ratios.
Before the allocation of a fixed proportional tax, the person who have declared his/her imported goods will require tax regulations to be applied for imported goods. In this case the importation of the good will be allowed upon the tax revenue.

The stabilization of the tax assessment of the brought good within this frame will be designated according to the presented invoice or receipt. If the attestation of such a document is not available or the value of the registered good presented with the document is low, the value of the good will be determined by the administrations.


Currency Regulations

There is no limit for the amount of the foreign and Turkish currency to be brought into Turkey.
More than $5.000 worth of Turkish currency can not be taken out of the country.

$ 5.000 worth foreign currency can be taken out of the country.

$5.000 or near amount of cash currency will be taken out of the country by the ones who reside abroad or Turkish citizens working abroad, and by those who settled in Turkey, if they document that they have purchased currency from the authorized banks.

The amount of foreign or Turkish currency will be transfered abroad through banks.

All personal belongings and articles made of precious stones or metals( not bearing commercial purposes)worth not over $15.000 will be brought into and taken out of the country. ( The jewelry worth more than the given amount can only be taken out of the country proving that it has been registered on entry or purchased in Turkey with legally exchanged currency.)

Cash money brought into the country to be purchased for exportation carried out from Turkey is to be declared on entry.


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