We are a bridge between Turkish property developers and International property investors.



Real Estate Sector in Turkey
Real Estate in Istanbul
Buying Process
Turkish citizenship & Residency
Invest in Turkey
Living in Turkey
Prior to Arrival in Turkey
Establishing a Business in Turkey
Transferring Assets
Cost of Doing Business in Turkey
Financing a Business
Employees and Social Security
Demography and Labor Force
Regulatory and Supervisory Authorities
Macroeconomic Indicators
FDI in Turkey
Foreign Trade
Investment Legislation
Tourism in Turkey
Useful information About Istanbul


Emergency Phones in Istanbul

Emergency Call 155                  
Tax Inquiry 189
Emergency Service 112            
Phone Repair Call 122
Fire Call 110
Telex Repair Service 123
Doctor Line 113
Data Repair Service 124
Telephone Repair Service 121
Cable TV Repair Service 126
Health Information 184
Zip Code Information 119
Emergency Water Repair and Service 185
Wake Up Service 135
Electric Repair Service 186
Internationel Operator 115
Gas Repair Service 187
Directory Asistance 118
Alo Zabýta 153
Toll Operator 131
Traffic Assistance 154

Call-Up Service 133
Gendarme Emergency Call 156
Coast Guard Service 158
Telegram 141
Tourist Information Centre 170
Internet Calls 146
Women and Social Services 183
Telekom Information Services 161
Customer Services 175
Telekom Information Services 163
Noise Suppression Services/Center 176
Children’s Music Services 166
Forest Fire Service 177
Code Calling 168
Governor’s Office 179
Post Office 169
Environment Information 181
Emergency Call 171
Funeral Service 188


Istanbul is Europe’s third and world’s 21st biggest city. As researches demonstrates, if these trends continue, Istanbul will be the most crowded city of Europe by 2020. Despite its population of more than 12 million people as well as the mass of visitors coming from various different countries, the city is enlisted among the safest cities in the world despite its highly dense population. This gives a sense of peace to citizens and visitors alike as the city’s historical heritage carries them through the ages.

According to the available data, one of every 66 people in Istanbul is involved in a crime. This is compared to one of 14 people in Budapest, one of seven people in Vienna, one of eight people in Luxembourg, one of 34 people in Sofia, and one of six people in Berlin. The research conducted by the EU Crime and Security Consortium, exposes however that 18% of people in Istanbul become victoms of a crime as compared to 32% in London, 27% in Amsterdam, 26% in Belfast and Dublin, 24% in Copenhagen, 23% in New York and Stockholm, 20% in Brussels, 19% in Rome. While total public crimes were recored as 148,165 in 2005 in Istanbul, there were 262,176 in Berlin, 1,015,121 in London, and 200,177 in Paris.

Crime rates in Istanbul, however, have been considerably lowered during the past three years as the result of successful operations by law enforcement units and by the use of MOBESE (acronym for Integrated Mobile Electronic System of CCTV). When compared with the first four months of 2007-2008, there has been a decline of 21% in general crimes, 38% in homicide, swindling, and 59% in pick-pocketing.

MOBESE is a “City Information and Security System” enacted under the Istanbul Security Department with the support of Istanbul’s Governorship. With the 584 modern cameras installed in several of Istanbul’s streets and squares with the aim of enhancing public services, facilitating administrative functions, and further decreasing crime rates.

Twelve different systems, including 952 quarters, 3,500 police vehicles, 150 mobile police station units, the foundation of Province and District Command Centers, and City Security Directorate, were integrated with MOBESE. Starting with the emergency services, the other institutions are planned to be integrated into the system as necessary.

Istanbul in Numbers

Area (Total) 5 512 km2
Population: 12 573 836 (Male 6 291 000, Female 6 282 073)
Density: 2 400/ km2
Number of Residential Buildings: 2 291 228 ( 308 615 unoccupied)
Total Number of Mosques: 3 028
Total Number of Churches: 40
Total Number of Synagogue:16
Forested Land: [216 392 ha. East Side 100 398 (46 %), West side 115 994 ha. (54%)]
Total Number of Vehicles: 2 441 667 (2007)
Total Number of Primary and High Schools:2 707
Total Number of Students: 2 323 628 (Both Primary and High Schools)
Total Number of University: 29
Total Number of Hospitals: 200
Total Number of Pharmacies: 3 852
Total Number of Tourists: 6 453 582 (2007)
Total Number of Tourýst Accommodation Establishments: 341
Total Number of Entertainment Establishments: 405
Contribution to Capital Budget: 40%
Foreign Currency Inflow: 3 820 386 391 TL
Percentage in Gross National Product: 23%
Total Deposit in Turkish Banking System: 25%


More informations about istanbul



Istanbul House Investment 
Phone and Fax:
+90 (212)  256 80 06 -  256 69 80 - 256 65 69
Aydede Cad. No: 4/3, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey