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Visa Requirements for Citizens of Turkey
Visa requirements for Turkish citizens are administrative entry restrictions for Turkish passport holders set by the authorities of other countries.
The Turkish passport is currently ranked 53rd on the Henley Passport Index which measures travel freedom across every nation around the world, as travelers from Turkey are able to access around 70 countries and territories visa-free.
Before planning a trip to a foreign country, citizens of Turkey should check visa requirements for Turkish passport holders to see whether they need to obtain a travel document to gain entry to their destination.
Visa requirements for nationals of Turkey vary depending on the country of destination, but also on the period of time the traveler wishes to spend in the territory, as well as the purpose of the visit.
Most territories on the visa not required country list for Turkish nationals permit travelers from Turkey to spend from between 15 days up to 360 days in the territory without having to obtain a electronic or embassy visa. However, for purposes other than tourism, business, or transit, or for longer periods of stay, it is normally necessary to obtain a visa from Turkey to visit these same countries.
It may also be necessary to register for an electronic travel authorization to receive permission to travel to certain visa-free countries for Turkish passport holders.
Whether citizens of Turkey require a visa for territory or not, it is normally necessary to have a valid Turkish passport to gain entry to a foreign country.
The minimum Turkish passport validity required varies depending on the destination country, from 30 days up to 4 months. It may also be necessary to have 1 or 2 blank pages in the passport to receive an entry/exit stamp.