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Turkish for Emergencies

The logo for the Turkish emergency number, 112.The number to call for emergencies in Turkey is 112. Here are Turkish words and phases you might need in case of an emergency.

Accident: Kaza (kah-zah)
Emergency: Acil (ah-jeel)
First Aid: İlk yardım (eelk yahr-duhm)
Fire: Yangın (yahn-guhn)
Help Me: Yardım edin, or yardım lütfen (yahr-duhm eh-deen, or yahr-duhm loot-fen)
Hospital: Hastane (hah-stah-neh)
Help!: İmdat! (eem-daht)
Medicine: İlaç (ee-lahch)
Faint: Bayılma (by-ool-mah)
I Have Had an Accident: Kaza yaptım (kah-zah yahp-tuhm)
Injured, I am injured: Yarali, or Yaralıyım (yah rah luh, yah rah luhm)
Unconscious: Bilinç kaybı (bee-leench ky-buh [ky rhymes with "buy"])
Bleeding: Kanama (kah-nah-mah)
Heart Attack: Kalp krizi (kahlp kree-zee)
Stroke: Felç, inme, or darbe (fehlch, een-meh, or dahr-beh)
Drowning: Boğulma (bo-ool-mah)
Burn: Yanma, or Yanık (yahn-mah, yah-nook)
Sick, Very Sick: Hasta, çok hasta (hah-stah, choke-hah-stah)
In Labour, Having Contractions: Kasılma, or Gerilme (kah-suhl-mah, geh-reel-meh)
Call a Doctor, I Need a Doctor: Doktor çağırın, or doktora ihtiyaçım var (dohk-tur chah-uhr-uhn, dohk-tuhr ee-tee-ahch-vahr)
Call an Ambulance, Need an Ambulance: Ambulans çağırın, or ambulansa ihtiyaçım var (ahm-boo-lahns chah-uhr-uhn, ahm-boo-lahns ee-tee-ahch vahr)
The House is On Fire: Ev yanıyor, or evde yangın var (ev yah-nee-yor, ev-deh yahn-geen)
The Car is On Fire: Araba yanıyor (ah-rah-bah yah-nee-yor)
I Am Being Burgled: Soyuldum (soy-yool-doom)
Someone is In the House, There is a Burglar in the House: Evde biri var, or evde hırsız var (ev-deh bee-ree vahr, ev-deh her-sooz vahr)

See Also

Turkish Language Forum: Our forum for the Turkish language. If you have questions, please ask them there.

Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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