The Local Currency in Turkey

The Local Currency in Turkey

The local currency is the national currency of a particular country which is functional in a specific locality. A regional currency is also a form of the local currency, encompassing a large geographical area.

How Do Local Currencies Work?

Local currencies only work in the community. The basic purpose of their usage to encourage local product promotion and their purchase. Local currency promotes spending within a community.

What Is the Local Currency in Turkey?

The local currency in Turkey is Lira, which is the official currency of a country. Turkish Lira is accepted currency although Euros is also accepted in some part. You can get local currency from banks and exchange offices, known as DOVIZ in Turkish.

What Type of Currency Is Accepted in Turkey?

All major currency USD, GBP, EUR are accepted in Turkey. There is also an exchange option of AUD are available. But one may not be able to spend it. Hotels usually accept USD and Euros. They often code their rates in euros and USD. Some big stores and resort sites also accept USD and Euros. 
Although if you headed to the countryside, you must need a lira to pay. If you choose to pay in Euros or USD, exchange rates are applicable, Merchant often applies those exchange rates which boost their profit interest and making it more expensive than paying in local currency.

The Best Local Currency To Use in Turkey

Lira is the best currency to use in Turkey. You will get usually better rates for lira.

Characteristic of Turkish Lira Currency Status

TRY, TL, ₺: 1 TRY is equal to 100 Kurus.1/100 is a minor unit.

TRY Coin

5,10,20,25 50 Kurus and 1 lira coins are frequently used. There are also 1 Kurus smaller coins, but not often used.

TRY Banknotes

5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 lira notes are issued. Both notes and coins contain Image of MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK on them.

Do We Use Banks Card and Debit Cards in Turkey?

Credit and debit card are widely accepted in Turkey Debt and visa cards are usually accepted in most places with American Express systems are available in most high hotels and restaurants.