uses the Red/Green Channel system
at major airports, so unless you
have something to declare, or you're
carrying something unusual, or you
get spot-checked by the customs officers,
you just walk right through the Green
of Turkey Prime Ministry
of Customs and
Trade website has
details on what you can bring into
and take out of Turkey. It's
the usual suspects: 600 cigarettes,
two liters of wine, etc.
For firearms you
need to get a permit in advance (talk
to a Turkish
consulate in your home country).
Arriving in Turkey on an international
flight, duty-free items may be
purchased at fairly good duty-free
prices in most Turkish
airports after you pass through
before you pass through Customs.
Yes! In some large international
are duty-free shops right there
in the hall where you retrieve
your luggage before going through
normal quantities (600
cigarettes, two liters of wine, etc.)
may then be imported to Turkey duty-free.
While in Turkey, be careful not
to buy any antiquity (more than
a century or two old), as it is forbidden
by law to buy, sell, possess or
agents spot-check bags on departure.
Enforcement is strict and penalties
are severe, often including jail