Cars in Turkey

If you are in Turkey as a foreigner and you want to acquire a car, the first thing you must do is look at its number plate. A white number plate on a car means all the Turkish duties have been paid. You may buy a new car from a dealer duty free, which will make it about 30% cheaper but in this case you have to apply for a blue number plate to show that the car belongs to a foreigner.
Alternatively you can bring your foreign plate car, or buy one from a departing foreigner but unless you apply for a blue plate for it, the car has to be taken out of Turkey every three months. Blue plate cars can be bought from other foreigners as well and the best place to find these is in a Yabancidan Yabanciya (foreigner to Foreigner) column in the daily paper. Road tax is collected twice a year and is compulsory for everybody.



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Air conditioninging How prevalent is it?
Airport How far is the airport from Icmeler?
Cars Bringing a car to Turkey/Buying a car in Turkey?
Christmas - What is Icmeler like for Christmas and New Year?
Crime - How safe are we?
Divorce - How do I get a divorce? I was married in Turkey?
Driving Is it safe?
Electricity What kind of plugs and will my appliances work?
Employment - How do I get a work permit?
Employment - How can I get a summer job in Icmeler?
Film - Is it expensive in Turkey?
Furniture - How do I bring my Furniture to Icmeler?
Golf Is there a golf course in Icmeler?
Health Problems - What are the most common ailments?
Holidays - When are the Turkish holidays?
Income Tax - How much will I pay?
Internet - Can I get internet access?
Marriage - Two Foreigners - Neither of us are Turkish how do we get married here?
Mobile Phones - Will my phone work in Turkey?
Mosquitos - Are they a problem?
Post Office - How long does it take to send a postcard home?
Money - What kind of money should I bring?
News - Can I buy papers and watch the news?
Pets - How can I bring my pet to Turkey temporarily?
Pharmacies - When are they open/services?
Real Estate - How can I purchase property in Turkey?
Religion What is the main religion?
Swimming Is the sea safe to swim in?
Turkish Nationality - How do I apply?
Weather - Is it cold at night?
Winter - What is Icmeler like in winter?