Tipping in Turkey- how do we do it the Turkish way? It is customary in Turkey that when we are satisfied with a service, we easily tip. Turkey is one of the countries where tipping is automatic, spread everywhere, as a habit.
This ritual comes into effect in many areas you should know, such as:
- The valet when you collect your car keys, a small ticket (preferably) is not negligible and thanks the fact of having received such service in front of the restaurants.
- The waiter, when he takes care of you with care (which is very common in Turkey, from grub to the big restaurant), no one prevents you from thanking him by giving him a tip (the amount remains specific to your wishes , no mandatory percentage).
In some restaurants, it is not uncommon now to see the addition “service included” on the ticket, at which point it is up to you to decide whether or not to tip.
- The home delivery man: he deserves a little tip from you, when he climbs endless stairs, places your groceries in the kitchen, and does it all with a big smile.
- The person who stores your groceries in the convenience stores at the end of the checkout. It’s a free service, but most of the time it’s young people looking to make some extra money doing this job, so a little tip in Turkey would be welcome.
- Your guide, when you are satisfied with his guide services, that he has listened, that he was able to make you discover Turkey with professionalism, and enthusiasm, in joy and good humor. Tipping in Turkey, collectively or individually, is a tradition!
Know that tipping in Turkey is up to you, and that leaving without leaving anything is ok but usually is not common among us.
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