If you’re travelling to Turkey, you don’t want to be without power. Therefore, ensure you bring the proper power plug adapter and voltage converter (depending on your origin country). We provide up-to-date information on all the types of electrical outlets used in Turkey as well as their standard voltage and frequency.
Power plug types in Turkey
Turkey uses two plug and socket types – C and F.
Other countries that share these types of plugs are Estonia, Finland, and Georgia. Some of the main areas for travelers in Turkey include Istanbul, Izmir, and Cappadocia.
Voltage and frequency of electricity in Turkey
Turkey has a standard electricity voltage of 230 volts and a frequency of 50 hertz. You need to be careful when it comes to different electrical voltages and frequencies. If you’re coming from a country that has a lower standard voltage such at 120 Volts you will likely need a voltage converter.
If the frequency of your device is not 50 hertz like in Turkey, it’s recommended not to use it without a voltage converter which also changes the frequency (hertz). Most devices these days will show a range of volts and hertz which means they can more easily be used in different countries without the risk of damage.
Do I need a power plug adapter for Turkey?
Traveling from the USA to Turkey
You need a power plug adapter if your coming from the USA and going to Turkey.
- Electronic appliances in the USA, plugs A and B will not connect to socket C and F.
- The voltage and frequency in the USA is different to the voltage and frequency in Turkey.
Traveling from Australia to Turkey
You need a power plug adapter if your coming from Australia and going to Turkey.
- Electronic appliances in Australia, plug I, will not connect to socket C and F.
- The voltage and frequency in Australia is the same voltage and frequency in Turkey.
Traveling from the UK to Turkey
You need a power plug adapter if your coming from the UK and going to Turkey.
- Electronic appliances in the UK will not connect to socket C and F.
- The voltage and frequency in the UK is the same voltage and frequency in Turkey.
If you’re not just traveling to Turkey and want a travel adapter that works in any country in the world you can save yourself the hassle of buying many adapters and get a universal travel adapter.
Electricity in Turkey
Turkey has a well-developed electricity grid network with a total length of 848,345 kilometers in 2017. The electricity grid network is managed and operated by the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS). The transmission capacity is projected to increase from 44 GW in 2017 to 69 GW by 2023 due to the expansion of existing power lines and new ones being built.
The Turkish government is also investing in electricity infrastructure to improve access to electricity. The goal of this investment is to connect more households, businesses and other end-users with the grid network.
One of the primary goals of the Turkish government for the energy sector is to reduce its dependence on imported energy resources through both renewable and non-renewable sources.
Power plug and electricity information has been collected from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the relevant electrical standards from individual countries.