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Leaving Turkey with a fine

April 2023 we left Turkey at the border with Georgia. We ourselves have been in Turkey now for a month, we have been home for Christmas and left our truck at a friends closed company parking in Istanbul.

Our truck has been in Turkey for almost 5 months. Therefore we have to pay at the border a fine for overstaying the 3 months period.

The fixed fee for this is euro 50,-

We first thought we could out smart the system by leaving Turkey via Bulgaria after 80 days. But when we came back in Turkey one week later customs warned us that we had only 3 days left.


So after leaving Turkey with our car, the counter starts only at zero after 180 days!. So the next 180 days we can not go back to Turkey.

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Kirstin & Vincent

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