I received the following question:
Is the ordinary passport "non biometric" valid to enter Turkey or not ? I have been told that I have to travel before the 25th of March  because the ordinary passports are going to be invalid by that date.
This question can only be answered by a Turkish government diplomatic office. I suggest that you contact the nearest Turkish consulate. Only they can give you an official answer.
On the Turkish Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs I found this page (in Turkish) which states:
Makinede okunamayan eski tip pasaportlar Uluslararası seyahatlerde 24 Kasım 2015 tarihine kadar geçerli olacaklardır.
[According to the 1999 Chicago Convention and a decision by the ICAO] "Old-type non-machine-readable passports will continue to be valid for travel until 24 November 2015."
However, this does not confirm that Turkey may not limit the use of old-type passports *before* that date; so you really should contact a Turkish consulate for a definitive answer.
General chat as in a "çay evi" (Turkish tea house).
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