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We always aim to provide our passengers with the maximum levels of safety and comfort on our flights. For this reason and in accordance with international flight regulations, there are some, dangerous materials which we do not allow on board our flights. To ensure a problem-free journey, we recommend that you take care not to bring these items on board.

Please refer to the following table to find out which materials you can carry with you, and any other conditions relating to them.

Banned and restricted items

Can be carried on you Can be carried in cabin baggage Can be carried as checked baggage Notes
Hair spray, perfumes, colognes, medicines containing alcohol etc. Maximum 100 ml can be carried in the cabin.
Sprays used at home or during sport which are not flammable or toxic and do not cause any adverse side effects. X X
Toy guns or gun-shaped lighters X X If deemed appropriate by the security units, it is loaded onto the aircraft by the ground personnel.
1 packet of safety matches or 1 lighter (must not contain unabsorbed liquid fuel other than liquid gas) X X Blue-flame lighters cannot be carried
Wheelchairs and movement aids with non-leak batteries (except for electric-battery operated bicycles, Segweys, etc)
Wheelchairs and movement aids with lithium batteries or batteries which may leak (except for electric-battery operated bicycles, Segweys, etc) X X
Foldable wheelchairs and movement aids with batteries or lithium-ion batteries (except for electric-battery operated bicycles, Segweys, etc) X X
Portable electronic devices with lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries, or standard batteries, such as watches, calculators, cameras, mobile phones, laptop computers and recording devices
Spare lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries, or standard batteries X Spare lithium metal/lithium ion battery or batteries: These batteries, for portable electronic devices, must be carried as hand/cabin baggage. The amount of lithium in lithium metal batteries must be equal to or less than 2 grams and the power of lithium ion batteries must be equal to or less than 100 Watt/hour. Each battery must be protected against a short circuit. A maximum of 20 spare batteries per person is allowed.Alliance may approve the transportation of more than 20 batteries per person.
Portable electronic devices wıth non-leak batterıes X
Thermometers or barometers containing mercury X X
Medical or clinical thermometers X X
Energy-saving lightbulbs
Portable electronic devices powered by fuel cell systems, and spare cell cartridges
Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines that use flammable liquids or gases must be emptied, cleaned, and vaporized. Our Alliance reserves the right to refuse accepting the device if deemed suspicious.
Hair curling devices containing hydrocarbon gas X Up to 1 per passenger.
Internal combustion or fuel cell engines X X
Alcoholic drinks Alcoholic beverages: The alcohol content can be maximum 70%. A passenger can carry a maximum of 5 liters of alcohol with him/her. (Due to the liquid restriction at airport security passes, the amount specified in cabin baggage is valid for products purchased from Duty-Free Shops.)
Sharp objects (penknives, knives, walking stick-style umbrellas etc.) X X Up to 2 items per passenger.
Medical oxygen cylinders belonging to the passenger X X The cylinder must be empty
Canisters containing non-flammable or non-toxic gas X
Small gas cylinders containing non-flammable or non-toxic gas
Standardization devices X X
Non-infectious samples in small quantities packed in flammable liquid X
Portable electronic medical equipment (including breathing apparatus)
Radioisotopic heart rhythm adjusters, etc. X
Equipment containing radioactive material such as chemical imaging devices, emergency alarm diagnosis device monitors X
Safe bags, money bags, etc. X X X
First aid bags X
Dry ice X A maximum of 2.5 kg may be carried per person.
Personal self-defense items such as pepper spray X X X
Personal self-defense items such as electroshock devices X X X
Heat generating devices X
Camping stoves containing inflammable liquid fuel X X The stove should be emptied of fuel and left to dry for at least 6 hours before the flight.
Insulated packages containing refrigerated liquid nitrogen X
Arms and ammunition X X For personal use, a maximum of 5 kg gross per passenger can be carried.
All cues (pool, billiard, etc.) X X All cues (pool, billiard, etc.) are carried in the cargo compartment as registered baggage. It is not allowed to carry the cues in the cabin.

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Water, which does not contain additives and is in a single package in checked baggage, can be transported in vacuum-sealed, leak-proof packages of one (1) liter each, up to a total of five (5) liters. 

Food products [oils (olive oil, etc.), pickled products, sauces, honey, molasses, milk, yogurt, canned products, etc.] may not exceed five (5) liters in total in sealed packages of maximum one (1) liter each.

Please refer to our cabin baggage page for regulations concerning carrying liquids in the cabin. As our flights to the United States are subject to different baggage regulations, we recommend that customers traveling with us to United States destinations visit our United States baggage regulations page.

There is an additional charge for the carriage of weapons on our domestic flights. Passengers who are exempt from weapon carriage fees include the following: VIP passengers on the Rical list and employed guards traveling with these passengers; passengers who have weapons information defined on the public identity card; Holders of a Public Servant Transport License or a Retired Public Servant Transport License; current or retired police officers and TAF members with valid identity cards; and village security guards.

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Smart baggage is the term used for baggage that consists of devices that include integrated lithium batteries that allow for the charging of external devices, and have extra capabilities such as GPS tracking devices, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, self-weighing capabilities and digital locks. Smart baggage whose lithium batteries cannot be detached are not allowed as cabin baggage or checked baggage.

Smart baggage can be allowed as cabin and checked baggage, if the following conditions are met.

Transporting smart baggage in cabin 

The lithium battery has to be detached from the smart baggage, carried as cabin baggage and cannot be reinserted until the destination is reached.

To protect the detached lithium battery from short-circuiting, the battery should be placed in its original packaging, or its terminals should be insulated, or the battery should be placed in secure plastic bags.

Lithium-ion batteries up to 100 Wh can be carried in the cabin and checked baggage, provided they are inside the device. 2 spare batteries with a capacity of 100 Wh-160 Wh. max can only be carried in hand luggage and packaged. They cannot be carried in checked baggage. Batteries with a capacity above 160 Wh are not carried.

Transporting smart baggage as checked baggage 

The lithium battery has to be detached from the smart baggage and carried separately in the cabin.

The above rules do not apply for smart baggage that is powered by lithium button cells.

The above rules are not applied for smart baggage powered by lithium button cells.

Portable vehicles that can operate with a lithium-ion battery such as hoverboards, segways, airwheels, solowheels, balance wheels, electric and battery operated bicycles, etc. are prohibited from being carried in the cabin or as checked baggage on flights.

The only element that can pose a danger in carrying drones used for hobby purposes in the cabin is the type and capacity of the battery they contain. There is no problem in carrying battery-containing drones in the cabin within the restrictions regarding electronic devices containing lithium batteries specified in the ICAO Doc.9284 Technical Instructions.

In cases where the batteries of wheelchairs / other mobility devices with liquid batteries need to be removed, the removed battery must be placed in a safe and hard package by the passenger. If the battery is not packaged properly, it will not be loaded onto the aircraft.