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Is the turkish lira 5000 (1985) obsolete or is it still good?
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Definately obsolete in America ever since Cumhurbaskani of Turkey took offense to President Bush Vomiting on His good Buddy from Japan. Good Foriegn Relations where NOT his Fortie.

These seemingly "Little Things" sometimes create a Domino effect that can even result in our being STUCK with a Foriegn Exchange that is no longer Honored as valid currency.

I once got stuck with a boat load of obsolete YEN that I YEARNED to get rid of...Life isn't fair at times but then again... neither was it fair to say our National Borders should be closed to Illeagal Drug Traffickers just out to make an Honest Living.

Turkey has had it's own share of unfair problems to deal with like the time the British brought the OTAMAN EMPIRE to it's knees. So defaulting on some petty thing like obsolete currency is not really worth mentioning in the Grand Scheem of things.

So I wouldn't worry too much about YOUR problem. At least you live in a land where you are free to vote for those they choose for us which gives US as United States Citizens, a much greater say in regard to being able to write checks, pay in cash or use a Debit Card to pay for our purchases.

These are very important things to consider when entertaining the notion to vaction in Turkey.

It was only a matter of time before this situation you have just described, was waiting to explode like the ticking bomb that it was.

Consider yourself a smart man who learns from his mistakes and stop exchanging good money for Monopoly Money that isn't worth the paper it's written on.

I hope you are not a Turkish Citizen. If so...then disregard everything I just said and have a nice day!