You do not want to take a lot of cash - do this instead. After clearing passport follow the signs to baggage claim just 1 level down. While you are waiting for your baggage here’s your chance to get CASH. ATM’s are located in baggage area and your credit and debit cards will dispense cash. This the best way to get cash (Turkish Liras) in Istanbul. Avoid lines and take out a little at a time to avoid pick-pockets or losing a large sum of money. This is also the preferred method since ATM’s are everywhere in Istanbul.
NO HASSLES WITH EXCHANGE OFFICES - NO MONEY TO MISPLACE OR LOSE OR GET STOLEN!!!!
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