Post & Communications
All post offices in Turkey bear the
yellow ” PTT ” or ” Telekom ” sign.
Larger and central offices are open
Public telephones have two different systems : Phonecards, Tokens
They are both sold at Turkish Telecom offices. Tokens are called “jeton” in Turkish. Phone cards are in 3 different capacity. All over Turkey, phone numbers consist of two sections; area code (3 digits) and the number itself (7 digits). During weekdays from 18:00 to 06:00 and on weekends calls are cheaper.
Total number of the telephone lines is 7.5 million (7.5 persons per telephone) . Turkey lies seventh in Europe and fourteenth in the world with this number.
Some features of the system:
- 7 digits telephone number throughout the country
- 3 digits area codes
- A single area code for each province
- Access code for long distance calls: 0
- Access code for international calls: 00
|Same area calls||just the 7-digit number|
|From area to area||0 + area code + number|
|International calls||0 + 0 + country code + area code + number|
One can rent cellular phones throughout Turkey