Don't do it in Turkey: 6 things you can really get fined or jailed for
3. Smoking and drinking in the wrong places
Turkey has always been quite strict about drinking alcohol in unauthorized places, limiting itself, however, only to monetary punishments, or even just warnings. Tourists seen with strong drinks outside bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels will face a gentle fine of up to 200 TRY. Penalties for smoking in unauthorized places in the country were introduced not so long ago, and not all Turks comply with the ban. But you should not be like them – otherwise there is a chance to part with 65 TRY. By the way, smoking and drinking alcohol in cars is also prohibited – even if the car is personal.
4. Photographing is “banned”
Not all buildings in Turkey are allowed to be photographed: The country has a ban on photographing military, industrial, government facilities, interior decoration of mosques, as well as people without their consent.
If someone complains that a tourist takes such photos, or the police catch him taking a photo, the traveler will be politely offered to delete everything that he took. Those who decide to resist can be taken to the police station and fined hundreds of lire. /sized/f550x700/dd/ht/ddhtd6wzlzc4kksogc0g8k0s0.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>