Single Emergency Number 112 for Emergency Conditions

In Turkey, Government agencies’ incident response teams emergency call numbers that seperated different three digits number, will integrate under a single emergency call number and communication infrastructure.

Date: Issue 43 - May 2013


Existence of different emergency call numbers for different incident response teams, (155 Police, 156 Gendarmerie, 112 Ambulance Service, 110 Fire Department, 158 Coastal Guard, 177 Forest Services etc.) impedes giving emergency assistance service fastly and efficiently. Citizens, could not distinguish which incident response team(s) are related with the situaton at what degree; besides could not decide priority of agencies when counter an emergency case and call all relating agencies’ call numbers separately.This causes delay at notification of the event and consequently may cause loss of life and property.