In practice, tourists are not given claims for tea, coffee, spices and baklava, tourists who have rested in Turkey calmly pass through the green corridor.
Pebbles, shells, corals and the like
Theoretically, there are no bans on exporting this from Turkey. In practice, pebbles or shells can be considered a cultural value by customs officers, sent for inspection, and tourists detained until clarification of the circumstances.
Our advice: do not risk in vain, are there pebbles from the beach or shells of this risk? If you bought something like that, then keep the checks.
Cigarettes and tobacco products
Prices for cigarettes in Turkey are among the highest not only in Europe, but also in the world, and tourists are not brought back by cigarettes. Another thing - it's hookah tobacco, which tourists like to bring from Turkey.
Freely you can take out up to 2 kilograms and up to 3 boxes of tobacco - these are very soft norms. We draw attention to the fact that we will have to import all this into the territory of Russia, and restrictions on the import of tobacco are much more stringent - only 250 grams.
Turkish drink "crayfish" sometimes gets into luggage to tourists on the way back from Turkey, as well as local fruit and berry wines are popular as gifts.
Freely you can take out up to 5 kilograms and up to 12 bottles of local alcoholic beverages. We remind you that the norms for importing alcohol to Russia are much tougher - 3 liters duty-free, from 3 to 5 liters with payment of fees, more than 5 liters to import into Russia is prohibited
Their cost should not exceed 100 Turkish liras . The weight of each product should not exceed 5 kilograms. Here we are obliged to remember that Russia has strict restrictions on the importation of food. Check whether this food is not banned for import into the Russian Federation.
Gifts and souvenirs
Their total cost should not exceed 5,000 Turkish liras. If more, you need to present a check on the currency exchange and prove that they exchanged money for the purchase of souvenirs.
At the time of writing this article (2016), 5,000 lira is about 100,000 rubles. Many readers will ask: how can you collect souvenirs and gifts for such a sum? You can, if you buy carpets, coats or leather clothes. Our advice: if you decide to buy something expensive in Turkey, then be sure to keep checks about currency exchange.