On January 1, 2009,
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
There was no change in
the value of the Turkish lira.
All values and conversions remained
the same. (Here
are current Turkish lira
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.
how the 2009-series Turkish
(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New Turkish Lira notes were withdrawn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 bank notes
on January 1, 2010, old
YTL notes were no longer accepted
for payment, but until December
31, 2019, they may be exchanged for
2009-series notes at any branch of
the Central Bank of the Republic of
Turkey (T.C. Merkez Bankası),
or the more common T.C.
As of January 1, 2020, the YTL
notes will be 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have been withdrawn from circulation
and are no longer
valid for payment.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! Here's
how they look. More...
There are also counterfeit Turkish lira notes that you must learn to avoid. More...