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Are A.T.M.'s easily accessible in Turkey? CITIBANK???

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1. Posted by karlspinnt (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y

karlspinnt has indicated that this thread is about Turkey

Do banks make withdrawals readily available using A.T.M. technology.

Either within the bank itself or at streetside facilities?

Does CITIBANK have a sizable presence in Turkey? Bank of America?

2. Posted by takallende (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

yes banks make withdrawals readily available using A.T.M. technology probably the same as in your country. atm can be in bank, outside of bank or in the street just as atm. u can find citibank in turkey but dont depend it because it is not so sizable presence ...

3. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 6y

Quoting karlspinnt

Do banks make withdrawals readily available using A.T.M. technology.

Either within the bank itself or at streetside facilities?

Does CITIBANK have a sizable presence in Turkey? Bank of America?

as takallende said atms are almost everywhere( really everywhere gihways, police stations, next to bus stopes besides schools etc.) in turkey. but citibank branches are usually located in the city centers and are really a few.

4. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 6y

Yes, plenty of ATMs, but i (and many others too) had a very bad experience with VISA network cards (and mine was Citibank too) in Turkey. The machines repeatedly state "your bank has refused your transaction" on the last screen, after you key in the withdrawal amount. And i've tried all kinds of machine from all the Turkish banks...

I was so worried as I really needed the money, so i made some checks (frantically) and found out that apparently there is a connection problem between Turkish atms and the bank networks - that it takes too long so the connection times out, automatically, as a safety feature, and you can't get your money.

Heard from this guy that the amount you keyed in is actually deducted from your home account, but not wired over, so I had to call my bank (Citi) to make checks and all that, but it turned out fine.

There is however, no same problem with Cirrus and Maestro cards.

So dont be too surprised if you cant get any cash from Turkish ATMs using a VISA network card. ;) Good experience though, drove me crazy ;)

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

Try the ATMs of HSBC bank, they never failed me so far.

You should also try to find out the name of the bank your bank cooperates with.

There are some Citibank ATMs in Turkey, to find them go to www.citibank.com, look at top of the site in the middle for "Find Citi Locations" and then go to "Global Locations". The site allows you to select Turkey and then a number of larger cities.

6. Posted by leb8680 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Am also interested knowing if ATM's can return euros as well as Turkish lira. Seems so much is now quoted in euros and so many perfer euros that having euros are better than having any other currency.

7. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 6y

Quoting leb8680

Am also interested knowing if ATM's can return euros as well as Turkish lira. Seems so much is now quoted in euros and so many perfer euros that having euros are better than having any other currency.

only a very very few of them has foreign currency service. it is labelled on them as euro and dolalr signs.

8. Posted by twakkies (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

The ATM's that you can get Euros from are mostly available in Istanbul and the really larger tourist cities. Outside the Spice Market in Istanbul you will find at least one of these! But the also, you will never want to use Euros in smaller places.

9. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member 102 posts) 6y

Yeah lots of ATMs but carry a few cards. Getting money out can be iffy.