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There are two types of police in Turkey, civil police and military police also known as gendarme.
There are two types of police in Turkey, civil police and military police also known as gendarme. In many areas you will find that there is just one or the other, and that both fulfil the same function. In some places, there are also specialist tourist police.
If you need to report a crime you should go to the nearest police station to where the crime occurred. In tourist areas there will usually be someone available who speaks English or you can request a translator. You will usually be asked to submit and sign a statement. It is advisable to request a copy of any documents in case you need them at a later stage.
The following is a list of police numbers that are available 24/7 in case of an emergency.
Facts about Polices
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