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Latest FCO Advice (March 2018)

"The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), is not valid in Turkey. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 112 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment."



The village pharmacy (Eczane) is located on the main street next to the Şahin restaurant.  The pharmacists (husband and wife team Oktay and Ebru Merdan) speak excellent English and are extremely helpful in the case of minor ailments.

The pharmacy is open year-round until midnight every day.  In the winter months, it is closed at weekends.

Contact telephone number: +90 (0)252 476 7079


At the time of publishing (May 2017) there are no private medical facilities in the village. We will update this page as soon as the position clarifies. In the meantime we suggest you seek local advice from the pharmacy or your accommodation.



There is no bank in Turunç village; the nearest ones are in Marmaris. However, there are several cashpoint machines available near the mosque.

These accept Visa, Mastercard and Maestro cards for cash withdrawals. Some machines offer sterling or euros in addition to lira.

Many local businesses offer currency exchange services - shop or ask around for the best rates,  The PTT also offers currency exchange and rates are generally good.

Keeping in touch

There are public payphones on the main street which require you to purchase a phone card for use. These cards are available at many shops, in various amounts depending on the credit offered. The country code for the UK is 0044 and then dial the relevant number but remember to omit the initial 0 of that number.

Most mobile phones will work in Turkey as the major UK mobile service providers have agreements with Turkish mobile companies. Remember that you will be charged a roaming fee (for using the Turkish service provider) as well as the charge of the call at UK rates. This also applies if someone calls your mobile from the UK.

Many bars and restaurants offer a free WiFi service for their customers.

Post Office


The village Post Office is easily recognised by the standard yellow and blue PTT sign.

It is located at the side of the Fidan restaurant between the main street and the beach promenade. 

It offers all the usual postal services as well as excellent foreign exchange.

Emergency Services


The Jandarma is a branch of the Turkish Armed Forces and it is responsible for the maintenance of the public order in areas that fall outside the jurisdiction of police forces (generally in rural areas like Turunç).  The Jandarma headquarters in the village are at the harbour.

Useful emergency numbers:

  • Jandarma - 156

  • Fire - 110


Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets / points.

You should expect the occasional power cut on your visit to Turunç!  Usually they do not last more than a few hours.

Drinking Water

As with many foreign countries, whilst the local water is perfectly safe to drink, the high mineral content may well cause visitors some problems.

It is probably advisable to stick to bottled water which is readily available and inexpensive.

British Consulate

There is an Honorary British Consul in Marmaris.

Also, fuller information for British citizens in Turkey can be obtained from the British Embassy (Ankara) website

Local Council


Although the village is now part of Marmaris council (Belediye) the local office is still open and can be found as you enter the village on the mountain road from Içmeler. This is where residents pay their local taxes and, importantly for visitors. is where - if necessary - you go to top up your domestic water card (although these are being phased out).

Contact telephone: +90 (0)252 476 7940