The Turkish bank Halkbank announced the start of accepting debit and credit cards of the Russian payment system MIR, which was issued by the Central Bank of Russia as an alternative to VISA and Mastercard. Now the number of Turkish banks accepting cards of this payment system has increased to five, Turkish media reported.
From now on, Russian tourists using MIR cards have more opportunities to use “plastic” on vacation in Turkey: they can withdraw cash from ATMs of this bank and pay for purchases in shops and partner organizations of Halkbank. Currently, the following banking institutions accept Mir payment system cards in Turkey:
- Türkiye İş Bankası
- Ziraat Bankası
Recall that tourists can pay with cards of the domestic payment system in ten countries: Abkhazia, Turkey, Vietnam, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and South Ossetia.
Earlier, Turprom wrote that “a Russian woman revealed at what rate rubles are actually accepted in Egypt.”
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