For the longest time, Turkey provided visa on arrival (they called it E-Visa) when you would arrive at their International airports. You needed to walk up to an E-Visa Kiosk and get a visa. However, the Turkey E Visa at Airport (Istanbul) is going to change going forward.
Turkey is going to discontinue the E-Visa kiosks at the airports in Istanbul with effect from October 28, 2018, as per a notification placed on the Turkish Embassy Website in New Delhi.
This means, here on, you need to apply for the e-visa and get a printout of it before you arrive at the airport. Citizens of over 100 countries (including India, Bhutan, Maldives & Nepal) are eligible for the e-visa, and you can apply at https://www.evisa.gov.tr. Turkey will most probably move to the new airport in Istanbul around the same time, so this change should be in sync with the transfer to the new airport.
The Embassy informs that the e-Visa is equivalent to the sticker visa, and the process would be completed in 3 minutes flat. Also, the e-visa costs 45$ lesser than the sticker visa. The e-visa works only when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. For other uses, such as work and study, a visa is issued by Turkish Embassies or Consulates.
There are many ways to pay for the Turkish Visa, and you get it pretty quick.
Has anyone used the new system for e-Visa for Turkey? How does it work for you as compared to the Turkey E Visa at Airport?