Turkish Lira (TL/TRL) 2009 Series

Last Updated on May 14, 2022

On January 1, 2009, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey introduced a new series of Turkish Lira banknotes which differ from, and replaced, the 2005 series called New Turkish Liras (Yeni Türk Lirası).

There was no change in the value of the Turkish lira. All values and conversions remained the same. The new “E9” series of banknotes are called simply Turkish Lira (Türk Lirası) instead of New Turkish Lira (Yeni Türk Lirası) as on the older 2005-series notes.

Here’s how the 2009-series Turkish Lira notes look:

(Of course, the real notes will not have Örnektir Geçmez[“Specimen”] printed across them.)

The old 2005 New Turkish Lira notes were withdrawn during 2009 as the new “E9” series of TL banknotes was introduced. Since January 1, 2010, old YTL notes were no longer accepted for payment. As of January 1, 2020, the YTL notes were worthless except as collector’s items.


Note that there are also even older pre-2005 Turkish Lira notes. These have been withdrawn from circulation and are no longer valid for payment. Be careful not to accept them! 

There are also counterfeit Turkish lira notes that you must learn to avoid. 

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