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« on: February 17, 2021, 10:07:46 AM »
If you live in Turkey and pay for your medication on the 22nd of Feb all medicines will go up by 22% so get them now



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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 14:36:46 PM »
This price increase seems excessive.  Does it also apply to tourists?  I sometimes buy creams/ointments/dressings when I'm on holiday because they have usually been considerably cheaper than in the UK.   :( :(

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Re: Medication
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 14:43:19 PM »
Why would you expect tourists to get it cheaper ?

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Re: Medication
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 18:32:30 PM »
It’s a tax so yes

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 11:51:31 AM »
Maybe they will start sellng them in "duty free" at the airport  :)

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Re: Medication
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 19:45:16 PM »
Hi KKOB.  It wasn't my intention to indicate that tourists would have an "expectation" to a cheaper price. I asked if the price increase applied to tourists because if the increase is a Turkish tax imposition, tourists may be allowed to purchase the medication at a price which would be lower than that which a resident would pay.  As I'm sure you are aware, certain items in the UK can be purchased by tourists free from VAT, so a similar arrangement could exist in Turkey.  I remember that I bought a watch when I was on holiday in Kusadasi about ten years ago and I was able to obtain a refund of tax at the customs office when I showed them the purchase documentation before returning to the UK.




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