Currency for Turkey
The Turkish Lira (YTL) is the official currency of Turkey.
In Turkey, you can exchange your currency at most Banks as well as many exchange bureaus that you will find in popular areas, such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa and Adana. In most banks when you are exchanging currency, you will need your passport. If you do not have this with you, then the bank may refuse to exchange your currency.
Turkish Banking open and closing hours - Monday-Friday 0800 hrs -1200 hrs and 1300 hrs - 1700 hrs.
Tipping in Turkey- Many restaurants will charge a service fee as part of the bill. If you're keen to tip it is customary to leave a 10-15% tip in a sit-down restaurant, taxi-drivers will get 5-10% depending on the city.
Sending money to Turkey is easy just open an account with a money transfer broker then once your account is opened you can then transfer money to Turkey and even make regular transfers. Use compare money transfer to see foreign exchange companies offering currency deals.