If you have a soiled, mutilated, washed, burnt, painted or torn New Turkish Lira banknote you can exchange it for another bank note of equal value if less than 50% of the note has been affected. However if 50% of the banknote surface has been damaged in some way you will only receive a replacement note of half of the value according to the Turkish central bank. If your bank note has over 50% damage you will not be able to exchange the banknote for another.

Researchers have found that soiled and damaged banknotes have a great number of microorganisms as they are able to reproduce at a far greater rate causing greater skin infections, skin abscess and gastroenteritis. The Turkish central bank recommends that damaged banknotes should be exchanged to reduce the negative effects on health caused by these notes.

The Turkish Lira is the official currency of Turkey. The ISO 4217 currency code for the Turkish Lira is TRY.

Turkish Lira Exchange Rate History Chart - Pan & Zoom 30-365 days (GBPTRY)