In order to buy Ethereum currency I have followed this How do I buy Ethereum with USD answer:

But coinbase does not allow me buy ETH since I am a Turkish citizen. Probably same issue occur for other countries, which I don't know the list.

Occurred error:

Sorry! Buys not avaible in Turkey.

[Q] Does Kraken or Gemini allow Turkish citizen to buy ether? If not do you have an advice for me to follow?

Thank you for your valuable time and help.

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    The "quick and dirty" is using localbitcoins to get you BTC, then you go to shapeshift and get ETH. Commented Apr 30, 2017 at 13:52
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    I dont dare to put this as an answer but: consider investing USD into buying mining hardware, find a cheap electricity provider and continue getting ETH via mining. This is potentially even more profitable than buying them.
    – SCBuergel
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 18:15
  • Try using some proxy website and make your call from some other country's server.
    – Sanchit
    Commented May 4, 2017 at 19:49
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    Ask someone you trust located elsewhere to buy it for you... :-) Commented May 5, 2017 at 10:41
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    OMG I just googled kraken turkey! :'D ... I don't see why kraken should not accept Turkish citizen.
    – q9f
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 18:56

4 Answers 4


Kraken accepts USD (Wire and SWIFT) and EUR (Wire and SEPA) and trades both ETH/USD and ETH/EUR pairs.

SEPA transfers are free, Wire costs $5 and SWIFT $10 fee.

  • Is single wire cost $5? @5chdn♦
    – alper
    Commented May 19, 2017 at 18:05

Can you buy BTC? A lot of users buy BTC to convert into ETH if they can't already purchase ETH in their country. You'll probably hit some more minimal charges, but it's definitely possible to do it this way.

  • Thats possible but I want to buy ether directly. @Chackle
    – alper
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 16:03

why not to try a VPN/proxy and change your location then use coinbase or other website. Besides, i've found https://changelly.com/ which accept Visa/master card

  • It says 200USD for 1 ETH. It cost double price. coinbase checks nationality with passport and identifies country based on that. @Badr Bellaj
    – alper
    Commented May 5, 2017 at 10:39

Try PandaBit, pax or CEX all accept debit card...

  • CEX takes high commission and sells ether $15 more expensive.@Stephen Richard Perrott
    – alper
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 8:07

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