Turkey's Revenue Administration has announced the publication of Decision No. 2812 in the Official Gazette on 31 July 2020, which provides for a temporary reduction of the VAT rates for certain goods and services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This includes that the VAT rate has been temporarily reduced to 8% for the following goods and services:
The Decision also provides a temporary 1% VAT rate on entrance fees for cinemas, theatres, operas, ballets, and museums, and for overnight accommodation services.
The Decision entered into force on the date of publication and applies until 31 December 2020.