How to call Northern Cyprus (country code +90)

Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish numbering plan and system. All phone numbers are part of Turkey’s phone network.

Calling to Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus land-line (fixed line) phone numbers begin with area code ‘392’. Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘533’ and ‘542’.

Calling to Northern Cyprus from the Republic of Cyprus

There is a ‘shortcut’ dialing sequence to connect a call from the Republic of Cyprus to Northern Cyprus. It is billed at local calling rates. (The international call sequence can also be used, however it is billed at international calling rates).

0139three digitsseven digits
Republic of Cyprus to Northern Cyprus shortcut codeNorthern Cyprus area codelocal phone number in Northern Cyprus

Calling to Northern Cyprus from Turkey

Northern Cyprus is part of the Turkish numbering plan. Calls can be dialed in the same way as a Turkish domestic phone call.

[firstone=”0″ firsttwo=”trunk prefix” secondone=”three digits” secondtwo=”area code” thirdone=”seven digits” thirdtwo=”local phone number”]

Calling to a Northern Cypriot mobile (cellular) phone

Mobile phones are dialed with the same sequence as regular land-line (fixed line) phone numbers.

Area codes ‘533’ and ‘542’ are reserved on the Turkish phone network for Northern Cypriot phone numbers.

Calling to a Northern Cypriot (internet) phone

VoIP phone numbers are dialed with the same sequence as regular land-line (fixed line) phone numbers.

There are no designated area codes for VoIP phone services.

Calling to a Northern Cypriot satellite phone

Globalstar has area codes 592, 594, and 596 reserved in Turkish numbering system, and may be available as domestically accessible numbers for Nortern Cypriot customers. These are satellite phones that may be located worlwide on the Globalstar system. These numbers are dialed with the same sequence as regular land-line (fixed line) phone numbers.

Other satellite phones may be based on their own country code – common providers are: Inmarsat (+870, +871, +872, +873, +874)Iridium (+881 6 / +881 7)Globalstar (+881 8 / +881 9, as well as country-specific numbers), and Thuraya (+882 16).

Calling within Northern Cyprus (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling between areas codes in Turkey (the host of the Northern Cypriot phone system).

When calling within the same landline area, the trunk prefix and area code are omitted. When calling between different area codes, the call sequence is trunk prefix (0) – area code – subscriber number.

… to a different area code

0three digitsseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

… within the same area code

seven digits
local phone number

Northern Cypriot phone numbers explained

Phone number structure

Turkish / Northern Cypriot phone numbers are ten digits.

First three digits: Represent a geographic (area) code.
Remaining digits: represent the remainder of the subscriber number.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘5’. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Turkey.

Example

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs lists its phone number in North Nicosia as +90 392 228 3241.

Number breakdown
90392228 3241
country code for Turkey / Northern Cyprusarea (geographic) code for Northern Cypruslocal phone number in North Nicosia
Local example – dialing from another location in North Nicosia
228 3241
local phone number in North Nicosia
Long distance example – dialing from Rizokarpaso (on the other side of the country)
228 3241
local phone number in North Nicosia
Republic of Cyprus example – dialing from Nicosia, the Republic of Cyprus
0139392228 3241
Republic of Cyprus to Northern Cyprus shortcut codeNorthern Cyprus area codelocal phone number
Turkey example – dialing from Istanbul, Turkey
0392228 3241
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number
International example – dialing from outside Northern Cyprus, Turkey, or the Republic of Cyprus
exit code90392228 3241
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Turkey / Northern Cyprusarea (geographic) code for North Nicosialocal phone number in North Nicosia

Area codes

The first three digits of a ten digit Turkish phone number represents the area code.

Northern Cyprus occupies three area codes:

Land-line (fixed line) 392
Mobile 533
Mobile 542

 

Special numbers

Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish special numbering sequence – not all features available in Turkey may be available in Northern Cyprus.

Calling internationally from Northern Cyprus

‘0011’ is used as an international exit code when dialing an international call from Northern Cyprus.

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