While Turkey isn’t part of the Eurozone, you might be able to use euros (and US dollars too). You won’t get the best value that way, though, especially in the markets and souqs. So, it’s a good idea to swap your pounds for lira before you go, to make sure you can carry away those bargain Turkish tea glasses you’re going to haggle for. Remember to keep some cash handy for tipping, too!

If you need to exchange more while you’re on holiday, The New Expat can give you the best exchanges rates on the market. Still got some old-style £20 and £50 notes? Leave them at home as Turkish banks can’t take them anymore.