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Thanks for the reply Mehmet ... you have confirmed what I thought. Now on to the next hurdle ... getting the bike shipped from Bangkok to Turkey ... Hopefully not too much of a problem and we will see you on the road soon
Just re-read your reply ... "In addition, you can do your customs clearing purposes yourself and get it stamped on your passport page.Tıme needed is 1-2 days.Dont keep your crate in customs warehouse longer as stocking rates are very expensive.
Be here the same day your crate arrives is recommended"
Does this require an empty passport page or just a bit of space for the stamp? I would have had one spare page in my passport, however, because I wouldn't pay the bribe for the exit stamp to leave Cambodia the Customs guy stamped my last empty page rather than stamp a partly used one!!!!
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Hi there Mehmet thankyou all for contributing to this thread I will be travelling around Turkey in September October of this year and will be flying out to Austrailia for a three month trip. I have heard that it's possible to leave your bike in the shed at customs (storage area) in Istanbul do you have any idea of the cost of this as I am wondering if it will be cheaper to leave my bike fly to Oz and hire one or if the cheapest option is to ship my bike?
Any advice you (and others ) can give will be much appreciated.
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I would seriously recommend researching Aus if you haven't already... we were there for a month while the bike was in transit from the USA to Malaysia (Nov 2011 - Jan 2012) ... bloody expensive!!! Just my opinion, great country and people apart from the costs.
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You can keep your vehicle in Turkey for 180 travelling days.
If you are retired, 360 days.
(must be confirmed written by the Turkish Consulate in your home country)
Days kept parking under anex.7-8 discluded.

If you want to keep your bike in Turkey for a while and exit Turkey, you have 2 choices.
ANEX.7
ANEX.8
Here is the link for copies of these application and commitment letter forms in Turkish and English.Please read carefully.(Printed by our government)
https://www.facebook.com/note.php?no...50604798466126

1-You can park it at the customs parking area maximum for 30 days(each time you apply).Price is 8 USD.per day.If time exceeds and no extension is made, it will be sold by the government.
Applications must be made by ANEX-8 form.

2-You can keep it in an official specialty biker club,private garage for 178 days.
If time exceeds,bike has to be sent to customs area...
ANEX-7 must be used for this application with garage warranty/club warranty stamp and registration details and must be confirmed by the closest customs management...No such a garage is available here yet who has the ability for formalities and can speak english and can take the risk...

@panhandle1300
Generally an empty passport page is required for enter and exit stamps.Probably you will meet a biker friendly guy in customs(most of them are) and enough space on a passport page for 2 stamps will be ok.You have acceptable excuse.(away from home country since a long time)

In all guide books,information is not current and up to date as laws are changing very fast here after accepted by the government according to EU.laws main head lines.

Anymore questions always welcome.

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Hi Mehmet,

We will also have to fly back home for a few days and leave our bikes (2 small 125cc) in Istanbul at the end of September.

When you say: "2-You can keep it in an official specialty biker club,private garage.For parking in our clubs closed garage,it is 5 USD per day.Time limit is 178 days." One of your clubs is in Istanbul? We could leave the 2 bikes there for 3/4 days? We need to aplly to annex 7 a lot beforehands or it is a fast preocedure?

Thanks a lot and best Regards,

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Thanks a lot, we will probably see you end of September then
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I am looking to use the E80 toll road from Kirkareli and exit at Duzce, could you inform me where you can buy the toll passes, or can they be purchased at the entrance to the E80 near Kirkareli ??

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I am looking to use the E80 toll road from Kirkareli and exit at Duzce, could you inform me where you can buy the toll passes, or can they be purchased at the entrance to the E80 near Kirkareli ??

Eric

You can buy the toll pass before the entrance of E80. It is called KGS (Kartli Gecis Sistemi= Pass With Card). Sold at : T.C. Karayollari.

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Rode into Turkey this morning from Greece and was quoted 30 euros for insurance for our bike for 3 months. When I queried the price and said I believed it should be 30 for a car but 6 for a bike I was told it is now 60 euros for a car and 30 for a bike. She would not take Turkish currency, nor would the visa office at the border, so it is important to keep some euros in your wallet.
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We've been riding round Turkey for 5 days now and I'm hoping someone can explain a couple of things:

Everytime we fill up with fuel the pump attendant puts the registration number of the bike into a keypad on the pump. Why do they do that? I have tried to ask them but none of them understand my question and I dont speak Turkish unfortunately.

Several times each day we see booms over the road with what appear to be cameras suspended from them pointing to the front of the vehicles on the road. They can't be speed cameras because cars fly under them at 20 or 30 kph over the speed limit. What are they? Are they perhaps monitoring traffic densities? If so, who by and why as there is never much traffic on the roads where they are located, and why one camera for each lane?
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1-If you meet an engine problem and the reason is bad quality benzin,the last gas station pays all your expenses.Their insurance covers this problem.You must keep the small paper receipt until next filling.
2-All are security cameras and checked by police headquarters...when there is a problem in the area,police is active very soon..No need to call 155..just wave your hand to the cameras!Also if a wanted or followed by police car passes through,system reads number plate automatically and informs the closest police team on their gps and street finder...
If the cameras are near traffic lights, all number plates which dont stop when red is on are noted down for an electronic fine to the identity number of the owner of the number plate...
Reason is; Benzin is very expensive here so less police and police cars outside or moving!!!
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Thanks for that excellent and very comprehensive reply. It explains everything.
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Is the KGS card system still on? I have the felling that it was replaced by HGS. What is this and any advice on how it works?
I plan to enter Turkey at the end of May through Edirne and travel to Istanbul-Ankara-Elazig and back with a quick stop in Capadoccia. I have calculated a total cost for the highway and bridge tolls of around 60-65 TL. Is that correct?
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HGS.system is on now..
Nonstop pass at toll booths.
Available at all PTT Offices..(Turkish post offices)
card deposit..5 TL....credits can be filled at PTT also....
same size as a credit card..

Even there are free roads parallel to them, toll roads in Turkey are between:
Edirne-istanbul
istanbul-ankara
aydın-izmir-çeşme
yenişehir-bursa
niğde-mersin-adana-gaziantep-şanlıurfa...

free roads are all in good condition,shorter in distance and also no traffic rush in east of ankara except city centers...

Free roads for you are No toll road east of ankara)
ankara-kırıkkale-kırşehir-kayseri-malatya-elazığ
elazığ-kayseri-cappadocia-aksaray-ankara

Class.1 automobile and motocycle fees..:
Edirne istanbul 7,25
bridge 4,25
istanbul-ankara 15,00
total..58 tl. for you...


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Rode into Turkey this morning from Greece and was quoted 30 euros for insurance for our bike for 3 months. When I queried the price and said I believed it should be 30 for a car but 6 for a bike I was told it is now 60 euros for a car and 30 for a bike. She would not take Turkish currency, nor would the visa office at the border, so it is important to keep some euros in your wallet.
I entered Turkey from Bulgaria at the Svelingrad - Erdine crossing a few days ago (18/04/13).
The cost for insurance is now €43 for 3 months (minimum policy) payable in either Euros or Turkish Lira. There's a bank and ATM next to the insurance office inside the Duty Free complex between the two borders.
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For insurance, definitely buy it at T.T.O.K. offices available at all bordergates..That is Turkish Touring Automobile Club and has the correct prices.
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