I'm flying to AUH via IST on Thursday and have a 4 hour layer. It's obviously not enough time for me to get a visa and visit Istanbul but has anyone had experience with getting a visa at IST and then continuing on to their connecting flight? I want to get the visa during my first layover to save time on my second layover which will be about 5 days later coming back from AUH to IST where I then have a layover from 6:45am to 1:30pm. I want to save time by getting the visa first so then I don't have to spend as much time at the airport before leaving to head into Istanbul for a few hours. Is this feasible or should I just forget trying to head into Istanbul for a few hours? I will check my luggage so I won't have to worry about carrying around luggage and then rechecking my bag on the return. Thanks!