Telephone numbers in Turkey

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Turkey telephone numbers
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Location
CountryTurkey
ContinentEurope
TypeClosed
NSN length10
Typical format(0xxx) xxx xxxx
Access codes
Country calling code+90
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

Telephone numbers in Turkey went from six (2+4) to seven digits (3+4) local phone numbers c.1988, at which time Ankara went from 41 to 4. There used to be more than 5,000 local area codes of varying lengths (one to five digits) with correspondingly varying local number lengths (seven to three digits).

The new system is based on 3 three-digit area codes for provinces and seven digit local phone numbers. Istanbul is the exception and it gets two area codes ([212] for the European and [216] for the Asian side).

Calling a cell phone from outside Turkey is the same except the three digit numbers are replaced with the ones of the companies. Like [9] + [0] + [cell company id number] + [seven digit number]. The following are the company identification numbers for the major mobile telephone providers: Turkcell (530-539, 561), Vodafone (540-549) and Türk Telekom (500-509 and 550-559).

Local numbers in most areas were also changed in conjunction with the numbering plan that took effect 30 August 1993.

If a former area code is indicated, this is for the major centre in the new area code's district. The new area codes will also replace former area codes other than the primary one mentioned.

General information[edit]

The country calling code of Turkey is 90.

  • National (significant) number: 10 Digits.
    • Area code: 3 digits
    • Local subscriber's number: 7 digits.
    • Only exception in this is the call center numbers which start with 444, the call center numbers cannot be dialed with area code, they must be dialed with 7 digit from any phone (Landlines & Mobiles) in the country. The number format is 444 XX XX. For dialing the Call Center numbers from other countries, the number must be dialed as Country Code + Call Center Number like 90 444 XX XX. If you dial the Call Center number with the area code you will hear an IVR announce saying you must not use area code while dialing the call center number.
  • Dialing procedure:
    • A call from another country would have the following dialing format:
International call prefix + 90 + Area code + Subscriber's number
(00) or + 90 (3 Digit) (7 Digit)
Example: + 90 312 213 2965
International Code Country Code Area Code Subscriber Number
+ 90 312 213 2965
      • Access to automatic telephone service within Turkey:

trunk / inner - city code number : 0

      • Access to international telephone service from Turkey:

international code : 00

    • Note: After 3-digit area codes, subscriber numbers cannot be prefaced with the number 1. The number 1 is only to be used for certain special services.
    • International Switched Digital Service:

Ankara DMS-300

Istanbul DMS-300

İzmir DMS-300

Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir DMS-300 International Exchanges Accept:

L/D + area code + subscriber number + ST L /D = language digit : 0 (direct dialing) L /D = language digit : 2 (operator assistance)

    • Operator Access Code:

There are two international operator centers in Turkey, Ankara and İstanbul. Each one of these centers provides operator telephone services according ITU/T dialing:

L/D + code11 + ST (Random) L/D + code12 + 312 + ST (Ankara) L/D + code12 + 212 + ST (İstanbul)

L/D: language digit 2 English C11: operator assistance C12: international transits ST: stop pulse

The operators of the international exchanges in Ankara and Istanbul are available under C11 and C12.

    • Local Time: UTC + 3 hours

List of area codes[edit]

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AREA CODES
NAME OF PROVINCE AREA CODE NAME OF PROVINCE AREA CODE
Adana 322 Kahramanmaraş 344
Adıyaman 416 Karabük 370
Afyon 272 Karaman 338
Ağrı 472 Kars 474
Aksaray 382 Kastamonu 366
Amasya 358 Kayseri 352
Ankara 312 Kırıkkale 318
Antalya 242 Kırklareli 288
Ardahan 478 Kırşehir 386
Artvin 466 Kilis 348
Aydın 256 Kocaeli 262
Balıkesir 266 Konya 332
Bartın 378 Kütahya 274
Batman 488 Malatya 422
Bayburt 458 Manisa 236
Bilecik 228 Mardin 482
Bingöl 426 Mersin 324
Bitlis 434 Muğla 252
Bolu 374 Muş 436
Burdur 248 Nevşehir 384
Bursa 224 Niğde 388
Çanakkale 286 Ordu 452
Çankırı 376 Osmaniye 328
Çorum 364 Rize 464
Denizli 258 Sakarya 264
Diyarbakır 412 Samsun 362
Düzce 380 Siirt 484
Edirne 284 Sinop 368
Elazığ 424 Sivas 346
Erzincan 446 Şanlıurfa 414
Erzurum 442 Şırnak 486
Eskişehir 222 Tekirdağ 282
Gaziantep 342 Tokat 356
Giresun 454 Trabzon 462
Gümüşhane 456 TRNC* 392
Hakkari 438 Tunceli 428
Hatay 326 Uşak 276
Iğdır 476 Van 432
Isparta 246 Yalova 226
Istanbul-I (Europe) 212 Yozgat 354
Istanbul-II (Asia) 216 Zonguldak 372
İzmir 232 Non-Geographic Numbers 850

(*)TRNC/Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Northern Cyprus)

List of mobile codes[edit]

Note: These are the codes that wireless operators in Turkey assign to new subscribers. Because of mobile number portability, a subscriber's telephone number may not accurately reflect their actual operator.

USED BY CODE
Turkcell 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 561
Vodafone 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549
Turk Telekom 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559

List of other special domestic codes[edit]

USED BY CODE
GLOBALSTAR 592, 594, 596
NMT-I 522
Pay-Line 900
Toll-Free 800
Non-Geographic 850
Internet Dial-up Access 822
Paging-I 512

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