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How to Call Turkey from the US?




Have you ever found yourself needing to dial Turkey from the US but only to be disappointed by the high costs or complicated dialing procedures? 😪Calling internationally can be very intimidating, especially if you are new to this and have no idea about the best way to make a start.

It is common to feel frustrated when you don’t know what to do next. Even more frustrating is the costly calls you have to make for a business or a loved one. But if you know the right steps, it is a piece of cake to call Turkey from the US 🤗.

In this blog post, we will guide you on how to call Turkey from the US with very easy and simple steps.


  • An international call to Turkey means a call made from any other country through international calling.
  • To call Turkey from the USA, Dial the US exit code, dial the Turkey country code, and add the 7-digit subscriber number before the area code.
  • You can either use “+90 or 01190” as an international exit code for the USA.
  • The cost of calling Turkey from the US is around 0.039 ¢ per minute to a landline and 0.169 ¢ per minute to a cellphone.
  • You can lower your  Turkey calling costs by using VOIP services, International Calling Plans, Wi-Fi, etc.

How to call Turkey from US?

To call Turkey, first dial the US exit code “011”, next dial Turkey country code “90”, then dial the area code, and following that, dial the user’s phone number you want to contact. 

To Call Turkey from the US, follow this dialing pattern:

  1. Dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  2. Dial 90, Turkey’s country code.
  3. Next, dial the 3-digit area code followed by the 7-digit phone number.

Here is a detailed step-by-step guide for you to follow to call Turkey from the US successfully:

Step 1: Key in the exit code (+ or 011)

In the US, the exit code is represented by “+” or “011”. That means (+ or 011) represents an exit code for making an international call. You can use either use “+” or “011”.This code tells your phone system that you’re dialing a number outside your country, in this case, Turkey.

Step 2: Dial the Turkey country code (90)

After entering the exit code for an international call, now dial the country code. The country code for Turkey is “90”. By dialing the country code ensures that your call is directed to Turkey.

Now, the number you dial in your phone should look like “ +90 or 01190”.

Step 3: Add in the area code

Since Turkey has different area codes that differ from various regions, each one has its own unique area code. For example, The area code for Mugla is “252“, while for Orduis “452“.

So if you are aware of the specific area code for the region you’re calling, dial it after the country code.

🔥 NOTE: If you’re unaware or if you’re calling a mobile number, you can simply skip this step.

👉 If you dial the area code, the number you are dialing in your phone should look like “01190252” or “+90252.” ( if you are calling Mugla)

Step 4: Dial the remaining digits of the phone number

Finally, after dialing the country code and optional area code, you can now dial the remaining digits of the phone numbe (local, mobile, toll-free) you’re trying to reach.

But you always have to be careful using a correct sequence of numbers to complete the call successfully.

If you dial the remaining number, the Turkey international dialing format should look like 

👉 In total, your dial string will look like this: 011 – 90 – Area Code – XXXX XXXX (where XXX XXXX is the 7-digit number). 

💡 Example: Making a call to Turkey landline number from the US will look like this: 011-90 552 595 9459 (Turkey Medicals).

💡 Example: Making a call to Turkey Mobile number from the US will look like this: 011-90 505 475 7446 (Turkey University Center).

💡 Example: Making a call to Turkey toll-free number from the US will look like this: 011-90 (800) 874 8875 (Turkish Airlines Customer Service).

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Turkey Area Codes

Just like other countries, Turkey also has area codes for their different cities. Some of the Turkey area codes assigned to specific cities are:

City Area code 
Bursa 224

What is the cost of calling Turkey from the United States?

The cost of calling Turkey from the US is around 0.039 ¢ per minute to a landline and 0.169 ¢ per minute to a cellphone.

However, the rates highly depend on factors such as phone type and format. If you don’t need to call a Turkish phone number regularly, dialing a Turkish phone would cost you more than a few dollars per month. But if you need to call a turkey number quite frequently, then it’s time to beware: you might have been spending hundreds of dollars on monthly phone expenses.

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When to call Turkey from the US?

Are you willing to call Turkey to connect with a business associate or a loved one in Turkey but can’t figure out the best time? Since the US and Turkey don’t have the same time zone, you need to be careful about time before calling. Well, here are some of the  US time zones along with their difference in Turkey time:

US Time Zones Time Difference in Turkey 
Eastern Standard Time (EST)7 hours 
Central Standard Time (CST)8 hours 
Mountain Standard Time (MST)9 hours 
Pacific Standard Time (PST)10 hours 
Alaska Standard Time (AKST)11 hours 
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)13 hours 

For instance, if you live in the Pacific time zone in the USA, 9 AM in the US is supposed to be 7 PM in Turkey. 

Therefore, depending upon which US time zone you live, you can call the individual in Turkey accordingly. 

How to lower your calling cost to Turkey from the US?

You can lower your cost for calling Turkey from the United States by following steps:

1. Use of VOIP

 You can use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like KrispCall, Nextiva, RingCentral, etc. These services offer lower rates than traditional phone carriers and hence save money.

2. Look for International Calling Plans 

See if your current phone system offers any kind of international unlimited calling plans or provides discounted rates for making a call to Turkey.

3. Call using Wi-Fi

You can also use smartphones that have access to Wi-Fi or simply check for Wi-Fi calling apps or facilities offered by your phone carrier. These services offer lower rates than traditional phone carriers and hence save money. 

4. Check for any Prepaid Calling Cards

The prepaid calling cards are specifically designed for making international calls. These can be very helpful for casual callers since they offer competitive rates and can be very cost-effective while making a call to Turkey. 

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What are the mistakes to avoid when calling Turkey?

Some Mistakes you need to avoid while making a call to Turkey are:

  • Always consider the TRT time zone before deciding to call Turkey; the wrong timing might create an unprofessional impression if you are making a business call.
  • Do not directly jump into business talks with Turkish professionals, as they prefer small talk before getting into actual business.
  • Avoid dialing incorrect sequences for international codes, country codes, area codes (if necessary), and the recipient’s phone number while making a call to Turkey.
  • Always remember to schedule an appointment prior to the meeting; this will develop the sense that you respect their time and are always organized.
  • Remember to check the calling rates of your phone carrier’s before making international calls to Turkey to avoid unexpected charges.

Final Words

Calling Turkey from the USA is easy and can be done just by following a few steps. However, you should be careful while dialing the exit codes, specific country codes, area codes, and, most importantly, the local numbers, which can easily be missed by many. Likewise, another thing to worry about is the time zone differences. Always consider looking for a time before making a call to Turkey. 

Also, some alternative ways to minimize the cost of calling Turkey is by subscribing to a virtual phone system service provider like KrispCall, using a Wifi connection to call, checking prepaid calling cards, etc.


How do you call Istanbul from the United States?

To call Istanbul from the United States, you can follow these simple steps:

Step 1: First, dial the international access code, which is “011” in the United States.

Step 2: Then, dial Turkey’s country code for Turkey, which is “90“.

Step 3: Next, dial Istanbul’s area code, which is “212” for landline numbers and “5” for mobile numbers.

Step 4: Lastly, enter the local phone number you are willing to call in Istanbul, but remember to omit the leading “0” if it is included in the local number.

How to call the USA from Turkey?

To call the USA from Turkey, follow these steps:

  1. At first, you must dial the international access code for Turkey, which is “00“.
  2. Next, dial the United States Country Code, which is “1“.
  3. Then, enter the area code for the region in the USA  you’re calling, but only if it’s applicable. For example, the area code for California is 209.
  4. Finally, enter the local phone number you are willing to call in the USA, which is a seven-digit number following the area code.

Why am I getting calls from Turkey number?

If you are frequently getting calls from Turkey, then it could be a spam call, a telemarketing call, or maybe your number was obtained from data breaches or leaks.

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Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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