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
|0||three digits||seven digits|
|trunk prefix||area code||local phone number|
… within the same area code
|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.
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations lists its phone number in Ankara as +90 (312) 324 31 60.
|country code for Turkey||area (geographic) code for Ankara||local 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)
|trunk prefix||area (geographic) code for Ankara||local phone number in Ankara|
International example – dialing from outside Turkey
|exit code of the country the call is dialed from||country code for Turkey||area (geographic) code for Ankara||local phone number in Ankara|
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|
|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
|Number type||Numbers start with…||Charge to caller|
|Toll free (freephone)||800||No charge|
|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
- Yellow Pages (business) – largest business directory covering all of Turkey
- Turk Telecom Yellow Pages (business) – business directory from the largest telecommunications provider in Turkey
- Turk Telecom White Pages (alphabetical & personal) – personal and alphabetical directory from the largest telecommunications provider in Turkey
- … see more
Administrative and regulatory
- Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA) – the primary telecommunications regulator in Turkey. Includes National Numbering Plan, Numbering Regulations, and Number Legislation
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specalized agency for information and communications technologies
Sources and more resources
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 13 October 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – Turkey (country code +90) Communication of 7.VII.2009 – details of Australia’s telephone numbering plan as submitted to the ITU. Retrieved 16 September 2016
- ICTA – National Numbering Plan – description of Turkey’s numbering plan
- ICTA – Numbering Regulations – Bylaws and other regulations regarding Turkish telecommunications
- ICTA – Number Legislation – Official legislation for the telecommunications sector
- Turk Telecom – Alan Koldari – a list of area codes and special numbers sequences for the Turkish phone system.
- BT The Phonebook – Turkey – summary of calling data for Turkey from British Telecom.