The Turkish Airlines pet policy is as follows:
Cats, dogs and small singing birds (parakeets, canaries) as pets can be transported in cabin with the passenger. In case there are passengers proving that they are allergic to animals with a medical report before flight, pets will be accepted in cabin according to specific conditions.
In order to transport a live animal in cabin or aircraft hold, the reservation must be made and confirmed no later than 6 hours before flight departure time.
If your pet’s cage exceeds standard dimensions or weight limits, or they cannot be carried in cabin, they can be transported in special cages in aircraft hold.
Parrots and pigeons cannot be transported in cabin but in the aircraft hold (AVIH).
Animals, which are indigenous to Turkey and under protection, such as the Sivas Kangal, Angora cats and Van cats will be transported on the condition that permission is obtained by the relevant directorates of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
Some dogs are considered dangerous and will not be admitted on Turkish Airlines flights.
Certain dog breeds are only accepted to flights provided that they are transported in aircraft hold by cargo unit.
Within the frame of CITES-1, the African gray parrot is not accepted on Turkish Airlines flights.
Taking a pet to a foreign country involves preparation and planning far in advance of your departure date. Requirements for pet travel to a foreign country are set by the destination country. If you are you traveling to another country and bringing along your pet you’ll need to meet the animal health requirements of the country you are visiting.
More information on the Turkish Airlines pet policy