Currency of Turkey – Turkish Lira

The currency of Turkey is the Turkish Lira.  Its currency code is TRY and the currency symbol is TRY.  It is used in Turkey and North Cyprus.  There are 100 kurus in a Lira.

The currency is made up of coins and banknotes as follows:

Frequently used coins: TRY1, 5Kr, 10Kr, 25Kr, 50Kr

Frequently used banknotesTRY5, TRY10, TRY20, TRY50

Currency Focus – Turkish Lira

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The official currency of Turkey is the Turkish Lira.

The currency consists of notes and coins, the most frequently used coins being 5kr, 10kr, 25kr, 50kr, 1 Turkish Lira and the most commonly used notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 Turkish Lira.

At the time of publishing the best rate online is £1 = 3.6665 Turkish Lira.  You can compare Turkish Lira rates with Holiday Currency Exchange.

To see how the rate has been against GBP with Google Finance.

What currency do I need for Turkey

There is always confusion about Turkey. Is it the Euro, is it something else, do they take sterling or US dollars.
Simple answer – Turkish Lira
Turkey hasn’t joined the EU, although has been making steps towards this.   However, in terms of tourism has done extremely well in recent years by not having the Euro as its currency, especially when the Euro rate wasn’t so good.  More people were going to Turkey than before and avoiding some of the more traditional Greek and Spanish resorts.
Turkey is a massive country with loads to offer from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul to the north to the coastal resorts of Marmaris and Fethiye.
Find out the current £/lira rate and get the best deal from the best UK currency suppliers.

Current weather in Marmaris

Many people will be heading to Marmaris, a very popular tourist destination in Turkey over on the next couple of weeks.  At the moment the weather is hovering around the 20 degree mark.  It will only get hotter as the summer approaches and its certainly set to remain dry. Check out the current forecast here.

Don’t forget to order your Turkish Lira before you go – Compare Turkish Lira rates with Holiday Currency Exchange .