Dealing with emergency situations in Turkey

Hello everybody,

Dealing with unexpected situations abroad can be a very difficult matter. In order to better help expats and soon-to-be expats in Turkey face such tricky situations, we invite you to share your advice and experience.

What are the key emergency numbers you should know by heart?

In the event of a legal problem, an accident, a natural disaster, an injury or the death of a close family member, what are the first things to do in Turkey?

What are the things to plan ahead in order to better cope with such unexpected situations (registration at the Embassy, transport, medical, comprehensive insurance for instance)?

If you have gone through such experiences in Turkey, do not hesitate to share your story.

Thank you in advance!


Pivotal emergency numbers in Turkey (all over) are listed below

112 Medical emergency/ Ambulance
113 Medical care
114 Poison Emergency

154 Traffic
155 Police
156 Gendarmerie (military police)
159 Highway Department
158 Coast Security

110 Fire
177 Forest Fire

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