What plugs are used in Turkey?

What Plugs are used in Turkey? A lot people ask “What plugs are used In Turkey?” the answer is: Turkey uses European style plugs with two prongs which fit into recessed sockets in the wall. The voltage in Turkey is 220V which is only 20 volts under what the UK utilises (240V). Because of this […]

What Plugs are used in Turkey?

A lot people ask “What plugs are used In Turkey?” the answer is: Turkey uses European style plugs with two prongs which fit into recessed sockets in the wall. The voltage in Turkey is 220V which is only 20 volts under what the UK utilises (240V). Because of this you will find that the vast majority (if not all) of your electrical goods will work with Turkey with no issue.

Below you can see a wall socket and two types of plugs that you often get in Turkey.

Before you travel to Turkey it is best to check that the electrical applicance you are taking will be compatible with the voltage in Turkey. Look at the charger and you should be able to see a section which says “Input:” and then a range. It will look like the picture below:

As you can see this says it will work between 100-240V which covers Turkey (220V), perfect!

Turkey Plug Adaptor

The Turkey plug adaptor that I use when I visit Istanbul are the same as the ones shown below:

These can be purchased from many places such as Amazon, Halfords and sometimes Boots.

I usually travel with two or so plug adaptors as I always seem to need to charge more than one thing at night, such as phone, camera & laptop. But of course this entirely depends on your person circumstance.

Important things to consider

  • If you are staying in a hotel, they generally have cards which you have to place into wall slots to activate the lights & wall sockets in the room. These are in place to reduce unnecessary and wasteful energy consumption caused by guests leaving lights on when they leave the room. This does however unfortunately mean that if you leave the room and take the card (needed for re-entry) then anything you have plugged in charging will stop. Therefore charging is best done at night, not when you are away during the day.