How to call Turkey (country code +90)

Calling to Turkey

Calling to a Turkish mobile (cellular) phone

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

Area codes beginning with ‘5’ are reserved for mobile phone numbers (with some exceptions). Specific area codes are linked to the mobile phone provider (although the actual carrier may be different due to number portability)

Calling to a Turkish VoIP (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 Turkish satellite phone

Globalstar has area codes 592, 594, and 596 reserved in Turkish numbering system. 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 Turkey (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling between areas codes in Turkey.

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

Turkish phone numbers explained

Phone number structure

Turkish 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 Museum of Anatolian Civilizations lists its phone number in Ankara as +90 (312) 324 31 60.

Number breakdown
90312thirdone
country code for Turkeyarea (geographic) code for Ankaralocal phone number in Ankara
Local example – dialing from another location in Ankara
324 31 60
local phone number in Ankara
Long distance example – dialing from Istanbul (on the other side of the country)
0312thirdone
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Ankaralocal phone number in Ankara
International example – dialing from outside Turkey
exit code90312fourthone
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Turkeyarea (geographic) code for Ankaralocal phone number in Ankara

Area codes

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

Domestic calls (inside the same area code) – dial the seven digit local number

Domestic calls (between area codes) – add a leading ‘0’ to the area code and dial the ten digit sequence including the area code.

International calls – do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call sequence.

Area codes by city
Adana 322 / 323
Adiyaman 416 / 417
Afyon 272  273
Agri 472 / 473
Aksaray 382 / 383
Amasya 358 / 359
Ankara 312 / 313
Antalya 242 / 243
Ardahan 478 / 479
Artvin 466 / 467
Aydin 256 / 257
Balikesir 266 / 267
Bartin 378 / 379
Batman 488 / 489
Bayburt 458 / 459
Bilecik 228 / 229
Bingol 426 / 427
Bitlis 434 / 435
Bolu 374 / 375
Burdur 248 / 249
Bursa 224 / 225
Canakkale 286 / 287
Cankiri 376 / 377
Corum 364 / 365
Denizli 258 / 259
Diyarbakir 412 / 413
Duzce 380 / 381
Edirne 284 / 285
Elazig 424 / 425
Erzincan 446 / 447
Erzurum 442 / 443
Esksehir 222 / 223
Gaziantep 342 / 343
Giresun 454 / 455
Gumushane 456 / 457
Hakkari 438 / 439
Hatay 326 / 327
Igdir 476 / 477
Isparta 246 / 247
Icel 324 / 325
Istanbul (European) 212 / 213
Istanbul (Asian) 216 / 217
Izmir 232 / 233
Karabuk 370 / 371
Karaman 338 / 339
Kars 474 / 475
Kastamonu 366 / 367
Kayseri 352 / 353
Kirikkale 318 / 319
Kirklareli 288 / 289
Kiresehir 386 / 387
Kilis 348 / 349
K. Maras 344 / 345
Kocaeli 262 / 263
Konya 332 / 333
Kutahya 274 / 275
Malatya 422 / 423
Manisa 236 / 237
Mardin 482 / 483
Mugla 252 / 253
 Mus 436 / 437
Neveshir 384 / 385
Nigde 388 / 389
Ordu 452 / 453
Osmaniye 328 / 329
Rize 464 / 465
Sakarya 264 / 265
Samsun 362 / 363
Stirt 484 / 485
Sinop 368 / 369
Sivas 346 / 347
Sanliurfa 414 / 415
Sirnak 486 / 487
Tekirdag 282 / 283
Tokat 356 / 357
Trabzon 462 / 463
Tuniceli 428 / 429
Usak 276 / 277
Van 432 / 433
Yalova 226 / 227
Yozgat 354 / 355
Zongdulak 372 / 373

Source: Turkey (country code +90) Communication of 7.VII.2009 (ITU National Numbering Plan Document) Retrieved 13 October 2016, from https://www.itu.int/oth/T02020000D6/en

Special numbers

Number type Numbers start with… Charge to caller
Toll free (freephone) 800 No charge
Internet access 822
Location independent services 850
Value added (other than special or sexual content) 888 Premium rate
Value added (special content) 898 Premium rate
Value added (sexual content) 900 Premium rate

An international call to these numbers may not be possible (depending on how the phone number’s owner has it set up) – search for an alternate local number when calling from overseas.

Calling internationally from Turkey

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

Phone books, directories, and number lookup

Administrative and regulatory

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