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Turkish for Driving


Ken Grubb
  • Here's a glossary of Turkish words to help you understand road signs and other aspects of driving in Turkey.

A stop sign at an intersection in Turkey.Araç Çıkabilir: Vehicles entering roadway.
A.S. İZ (Askeri İnzibat): Military Police.
Askeri Bölge: Military Zone.
Benzin: Gasoline or petrol.
Bozuk Satih: Broken pavement, or rough surface.
Buz: Ice.
Çıkış: Exit.
Dikkat: Attention, be careful!
Dikkatsız: Careless.
Dinlenme Alanı: Rest area.
Dizel: Diesel.
Dur: Stop.
Düzensiz: Reckless, carless, erratic.
Giremez: Do not enter.
Girilmez: Do not enter.
Giriş: Entrance
Hastane: Hospital
Heyelan Bölgesi: Falling rocks/landslide area.
Kapalı: Closed.
Kar: Snow.
Karayolları: Highway
Kaza: Accident
Kaza Raporu: Accident report
Kurşunsuz: Unleaded gasoline
Lastikçi: Tire repair shop
Mazot: Deisel
Motorin: Deisel
Nakit: Cash.
OGS: Fast-pass lane for toll roads (you need a transponder which reacts to the toll booth to use this lane)
Otogar: Main Bus Station
Otoyol: Highway.
Park Edilmez: No parking.
Park Etmek Yasaktır: No Parking.
Park Yapılmaz: No parking.
Sanayi Bölgesi: Industrial zone (this is where the car repair shops can be found).
Şehir Merkezi: City center.
Servis Alanı: Service area.
Servis Yolu: Service road.
Sis: Fog.
Tamirat: Road work.
Taşıt Giremez: Vehicles prohibited from entering.
Tehlikeli: Dangerous.
Tehlikeli Madde: Dangerous material.
Tekyön or Tek Yön: One way.
TEM: Trans-European Highway.
Uzun Araç: Long vehicle.
Yaya Geçidi: Pedestrian crossing.
Yavaş: Slow or slow down.
Yol: Road or way.
Yol Boyunca: The entire length of the street, as in "no parking on this side of the street."
Yol Çalışması: Road construction.
Yol Kapalı: Road closed.
Yol Tamiri: Road repair.
Yol Yapımı: Road construction.


See Also

Turkish language Forum: Our forum dedicated to the Turkish language. If you have a question, please ask it there.

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