Country Summary

Country nameTurkey
ISO codeTR
RegionMiddle East & Africa
Mobile country code286
Dialing code+90

Guidelines

Two-way SMS supported No
Number portability availableYes
Twilio concatenated message supportYes
Message length160 characters
Twilio MMS supportConverted to SMS with embedded URL
Sending SMS to landline numbersSMS cannot be sent to landline destination number. The Twilio REST API will throw a 400 response with error code 21614, the message will not appear in the logs and the account will not be charged.
Compliance considerations

Because Turkish carriers filter traffic with Numeric and unregistered Alphanumeric Sender IDs, be sure to pre-register your Alphanumeric Sender ID to ensure message delivery. Person-to-person (P2P) traffic, as well as content related to gambling, political, and religious topics is prohibited.

From February 15, 2021 — and until further notice — submission of promotional traffic to Turkey will be prohibited. Please do not submit such traffic as it may result in your messages and your registered Sender ID being blocked. It may also result in financial penalties.

Phone Numbers & Sender ID

AlphanumericLong CodeShort Code
Pre-registrationDynamicDomesticInternational
Operator network capabilityRequiredNot SupportedNot SupportedNot SupportedNot Supported
Twilio supported Required
Learn more
Not Supported --- Supported---
Sender ID preservedYes --- --- No---
Provisioning time1 weekN/AN/AN/AN/A
UCS-2 supportSupportedN/AN/ASupportedN/A
Use case restrictions

P2P, gambling, political, or religious content is prohibited.

Unsolicited messages will not be sent to end-users.

SMS delivery to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not supported.

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N/A

SMS delivery to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not supported.

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Best practices

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Numeric Sender IDs may be overwritten, with delivery attempted on a best-effort basis. We recommend you pre-register an Alphanumeric Sender ID to ensure message delivery.

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Alphanumeric - Pre-registration
Operator network capabilityRequired
Twilio supported Required
Learn more
Sender ID preservedYes
Provisioning time1 week
UCS-2 supportSupported
Use case restrictions

P2P, gambling, political, or religious content is prohibited.

Unsolicited messages will not be sent to end-users.

SMS delivery to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not supported.

Best practices

N/A

Alphanumeric - Dynamic
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supported Not Supported
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

N/A

Long Code - Domestic
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supported ---
Sender ID preserved ---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

N/A

Best practices

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Long Code - International
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supportedSupported
Sender ID preservedNo
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportSupported
Use case restrictions

SMS delivery to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is not supported.

Best practices

Numeric Sender IDs may be overwritten, with delivery attempted on a best-effort basis. We recommend you pre-register an Alphanumeric Sender ID to ensure message delivery.

Short Code
Operator network capabilityNot Supported
Twilio supported---
Sender ID preserved---
Provisioning timeN/A
UCS-2 supportN/A
Use case restrictions

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Best practices

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