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Can Foreigners Object to Traffic Fines in Turkey?

Firstly, you should know that foreigners must fulfill certain procedures in order to legally drive and drive in Turkey. First of all, it is possible to drive a vehicle for a maximum of 2 years from the date of entry to Turkey with driver’s licenses obtained from abroad. In addition, this period starts again after each foreigner’s entry to Turkey. In addition, it is a legal obligation for foreigners residing in Turkey for more than 6 months to have Turkish translations of their notarized driver’s licenses with them. However, in any case, at the end of 2 years, the driver’s licenses of foreigners must be replaced with the driver’s licenses of the Republic of Turkey.

Traffic fines may be imposed on foreigners in Turkey as a result of various violations in traffic in certain situations. These fines can be viewed by querying the foreign vehicle license plate on the “MTV and Traffic Fines Payment” screen on the GIB’s online tax office website If foreigners in Turkey think that the traffic fines written to them are unfair or erroneous, they can appeal to the Criminal Judgeship of Peace in the city where the fine is applied, within 15 days from the notification date of the fine report.

In order to object to traffic fines in Turkey, some documents must be obtained first. We can sort the documents as follows:

  1. Petition
  2. License copy
  3. Copy of driver’s license and ID
  4. Copy of notification of traffic administrative fine decision report
  5. Photocopy of traffic administrative fine decision report

If you have questions about foreigners’ objections to traffic fines in Turkey, you can send them to us in the comments section.


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One Comment

  1. Hello ,
    I got a ticket from turkey police on 27/06/2023. I didn’t paid the fine yet. I tried to pay at Istanbul airport customs. But they told me their not aware about the penalties. Then i came back to uk. I would like to pay the ticket. But I don’t know how to pay. Please help me with this issue as soon as possible.
    Thank you

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