Turkey Customs and Import Regulations
Turkey customs regulations prevent you from bringing drugs, weapons, firearms and radioactive substances into Turkey. Some common items such as fresh or packaged food, fruit, eggs, meat, dairy products are also prohibited. There is no limit on currency but you will need to declare amounts over 3000 GBP.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey is responsible for issuing visas to people who want to visit, work, study or live in Turkey. It is responsible for the management of lawful and orderly entry and stay of people in Turkey, including through effective border security. It provides information and application forms for migration to Turkey, and information about settling in Turkey, Turkish citizenship, and multicultural affairs.
The Turkish Gendarmerie (Jandarma) as a branch of Turkish Armed Forces manages the security and integrity of Turkey's borders. It works closely with other government and international agencies, in particular the Ministry of Customs and Trade, to detect and deter unlawful movement of goods and people across the border.
The Ministry of Agriculture manages quarantine controls at Turkish borders to minimise the risk of exotic diseases entering the country.
Turkish import regulations
There is no import tax for 200 cigarettes, 5 cigarillos (up to 3 grams each), 50 cigars, 200 grams of tobacco, 50 grams of chewing tobacco, 200 grams of wate-pipe tobacco, 200 grams of snuff tobacco, 1 bottle of 1 liter or two bottle of 750 ml of wine or spirits (for travellers aged 18 and over), 5 bottles of perfume (up to 120 ml each), medication for personal use. If you exceed the free import limit then your alcohol or tobacco products will be taken to airport storage that you can take back upon your departure from Turkey (airport of arrival and departure should be the same) during next 3 month, storage fee should be paid. There is no export tax for two kgs or 3 cartoons of local tobacco products, 5 kgs of alcoholic beverages, gift articles up to value of 5,000 TL. Antiquity is completely prohibited to export, as for new carpets, a proof of purchase is required.