2 TL to mail a postcard Istanbul to US?!

Just checking to make sure it really costs 2 Turkish Lira to mail a postcard to the US...Alarmed when 20 stamps cost twice as much as a bag of groceries. Can anyone confirm? (At least the food is cheap and the fresh veggies delicious!)

Posted by Maggie
Boscombe, Dorset, UK
960 posts

Well, it costs 96p to mail a postcard from the UK to the US and unless I have worked it out wrong (which is a distinct possibility!) I think that's about the same. Better to have the veggies, then, lol.

Posted by Tom
Chicago
2876 posts

2 Turkish lira = $1.13 US Postal rate for sending a postcard to Turkey = $1.05 Doesn't look like the Turkish postal system is overcharging us.