When you are dialling from a mobile phone in North Cyprus, first enter the code 0090 392 followed by the required numberEmergency numbers

Ambulance 112

Kyrenia hospital 815 2266/815 2254

Lefkosa hospital 228 5441

Famagusta hospital 366 2876

Guzelyurt hospital 714 2124

Fire 199

Forest fire 177

Police 155

Dentist 815 3282/mobile 0533 877 5011

Doctor 815 3528
British High Commission 288 3861

Emergency pastoral care


Anglican 815 4329

Jewish 815 7541

Free church 815 4774

Dialling codes

When dialling North Cyprus, you will need to dial 0090 followed by the relevant code depending on if it is a landline or a mobile. If dialling a landline the code will be 392, or for mobile's, if the service provider is Telsim you will use 542, and for Turkcell 533. (most people will give you the full number so you should already know which one to use). This will then be followed by the persons personal number.

When dialling the UK from North Cyprus, you will need to dial 0044, followed by the number, omitting the initial 0.


The currency in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira. As with other currencies, the exchange rate fluctuates daily. There are plenty of money exchange bureau's in all of the main cities. You can also withdraw Turkish Lira from the numerous ATM's or, alternatively, most restaurants and shops will accept payment from a major debit or credit card. If you think you might use your card abroad, you will need to inform your bank before going on holiday, to make sure there are no block's put on your card. Travellers cheques and Scottish banknotes are not widely accepted and can be difficult to exchange. Most restaurants and shops will also accept Sterling, Euro's and US dollar notes, but any change will be given in Turkish Lira.


The voltage supply is 220/240. As in the UK, 3 pin plugs are used on most things and you will rarely need an adapter.


Driving is on the left hand side, the same as in the UK. To be able to hire a car you will need your driving licence, passport and must be over the age of 25. You will need to carry your car hire agreement form with you when driving, together with your driving licence. Dangerous driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, will not be tolerated and you will receive a heavy fine if you are stopped by the police. You cannot park where you see double yellow lines or black and white kerb stones.


North Cyprus is an all year place to visit as the temperature is still nice even through the winter. However if can get cooler during the evenings.

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North Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. British Summertime operates exactly as it does in the UK, with clocks moved a head one hour in March and back one hour in October.


The language spoken in North Cyprus is Turkish. However, English is also widely spoken. Most hotel and restaurant staff will speak some English and are always happy to learn more. They will also be pleased hear you try a little Turkish, even if it's ‘please' - lutfen, ‘thank you' - tesekkur ederiz, ‘hello' - merhaba or ‘the bill please' - hesap lutfen.


1 Bir Beer

2 İki İcky

3 Üç Ooch

4 Dört Dirt

5 Beş Besh

6 Altı Al-ter

7 Yedi Yah-dee

8 Sekiz Sekeez

9 Dokuz Dockooz

10 On On


There is plenty activities available in North Cyprus, such as, Paragliding, go karing, bird watching, paint ball, Beach walleyball, Horse riding, Dog walking, orchid walks, mountain biking, mountain walks, kid clubs, shopping in Kyrenia, Nicosia, and famagusta.