Gifts and souvenirs may be taken out of the country. However, for a
new carpet an invoice of purchase and for old items a certificate
from a museum is necessary.
b) Valuable personal items can only
be taken out of the country provided that they have been registered
in the owner's passport.
c) Minerals may only be exported from
the country with a special document obtained from the MTA (General
Directorate of Mining Exploration and Research).
d) Up to 1000 cigarettes may be
bought from duty-free shops by the passengers on exit or in transit.
The export from Turkey of the
following items is forbidden :
* Tobacco seeds and plants
* Angora goats
* Wild animals
+ Certain parts of these animals such as;
hide/skin, horn etc.
+ Ready to wear products made from these
items(hide/skin, horn etc.)
Sub - forestry products may only be
exported from the country regular obtained from the Ministry of
( It is expected that new
arrangements on this subject will be put into effect in the near