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Turkish currency

**Is the present currency lira ?? Do they readily accept charge cards??
Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Several years back, they adjusted the value between old Turkish Lira and New (Yeni) Turkish Lira. $1 US = 2 lira, so divide prices in half to estimate dollars. I have seen some unscrupulous vendors quote rates that didn't work out to a fair price in either the old or new system (e.g., a simple shirt for 400 lira outside of Ephesus).