50+ Must Know Life-Saving Turkish Phrases For Emergency

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Last summer, I helped a tourist who was defrauded by someone in Istanbul. Cops were already there when I was passing by. I overheard the woman telling the story in English but the police officers didn’t understand her as she didn’t speak Turkish.

I stepped in – your Turkish wonder woman on duty – and offered help in translating between the police and the tourist. At the end of the story, she was able to get her money back. But what if you are not lucky enough to have me around? Well, in that case, you should know Turkish phrases for emergency situations.

Keep reading to learn how to ask for help in different emergency situations and communicate effectively with the officers in Turkish.

How To Ask For Help In Turkish

There are more than one ways to ask for help in the Turkish language. Some sound polite while others sound urgent. If you face an urgent and critical situation, please keep politeness aside and shout for help: İMDAT!

  • İmdat! – Help!

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]İmdat![/Speechword]

  • Yardım! – Help!

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardım[/Speechword]

  • Yardım et! – Help me!

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardım et![/Speechword]

  • Yardım edin! – Help me!

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]ardım edin[/Speechword]

  • Yardıma ihtiyacım var. (Formal) – I need help.

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardıma ihtiyacım var[/Speechword]

  • Yardım edebilir misiniz? (Formal) – Could you help me?

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardım edebilir misiniz[/Speechword]

  • Lütfen yardım edin. (Formal) – Please help me.

[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Lütfen yardım edin[/Speechword]

Protip – Learn to say the local word for ‘where’. Nerede means where in Turkish. This question word will help you greatly in an emergency situation when you need to see a doctor or police, call for an ambulance or other emergency services.

Common Turkish Phrases For Emergency

Does anybody speak English here?Burada İngilizce konuşabilen var mı?[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Burada İngilizce konuşabilen var mı[/Speechword]
I have an emergency.Acil bir durumum var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Acil bir durumum var[/Speechword]
I need help.Yardıma ihtiyacım var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardıma ihtiyacım var[/Speechword]
I’m calling 112.112’yi arıyorum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]112’yi arıyorum[/Speechword]
Let me help you.Sana yardım edeyim.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Sana yardım edeyim[/Speechword]
Do you need any help?Yardım lazım mı?[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yardım lazım mı[/Speechword]
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What Is The Emergency Number In Turkey?

Similar to the United States, there is one nation-wide common number for reporting an emergency in Turkey. And it is 112. Just call 1-1-2 and they will direct you to the local police station, hospital, or fire station to help you as soon as possible. They have English-speaking officers so you shouldn’t have a problem with the language. However, it is always a good idea to equip yourself with few handy phrases in the local language.

Phrases To Talk To The Doctor

The phrases provided in the table below can help you navigate your way through a maze of hospital and emergency services. You can even explain your health issue using the phrases below.

I’m hurt.Yaralandım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yaralandım[/Speechword]
I don’t feel well.İyi hissetmiyorum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]İyi hissetmiyorum[/Speechword]
My legs hurt.Bacaklarım acıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Bacaklarım acıyor[/Speechword]
My head hurts.Kafam acıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kafam acıyor[/Speechword]
I have a stomach ache.Karnım ağrıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Karnım ağrıyor[/Speechword]
My throat hurts.Boğazım acıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Boğazım acıyor[/Speechword]
I have cramps.Kramp giriyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kramp giriyor[/Speechword]
I am dizzy.Başım dönüyor[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Başım dönüyor[/Speechword]
I will vomit.Kusacağım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kusacağım[/Speechword]
I have a strong fever.Çok ateşim var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Çok ateşim var[/Speechword]
I need my pills.İlaçlarımı almam gerek.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]İlaçlarımı almam gerek[/Speechword]
There was a car accident.Araba kazası oldu.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Araba kazası oldu[/Speechword]
I need a doctor.Doktora ihtiyacım var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Doktora ihtiyacım var[/Speechword]
I feel nauseous.Midem bulanıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Midem bulanıyor[/Speechword]
I got food poisoning.Gıda zehirlenmesi geçirdim.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Gıda zehirlenmesi geçirdim[/Speechword]
I think I’m going to faint.Sanırım bayılacağım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Sanırım bayılacağım[/Speechword]
My friend passed out.Arkadaşım bayıldı.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Arkadaşım bayıldı[/Speechword]
I think I broke my leg.Sanırım bacağımı kırdım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Sanırım bacağımı kırdım[/Speechword]
It hurts here.Burası acıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Burası acıyor[/Speechword]
I can’t breathe properly.Düzgün nefes alamıyorum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Düzgün nefes alamıyorum[/Speechword]
I’m allergic to penicillin.Penisiline alerjim var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Penisiline alerjim var[/Speechword]
My blood type is _____Kan grubum _____[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kan grubum[/Speechword]
I need a pill for a headache.Baş ağrısı için ağrı kesiciye ihtiyacım var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Baş ağrısı için ağrı kesiciye ihtiyacım var[/Speechword]
I need a pill for menstrual cramps.Regl sancısı için ilaca ihtiyacım var.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Regl sancısı için ilaca ihtiyacım var[/Speechword]

Phrases To Talk To The Police

It’s always a relief to see the Turkish police who are always ready to help! You can report a crime or ask for help by using the Turkish phrases given below.

I got lost.Kayboldum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kayboldum[/Speechword]
I don’t know how to get to my hotel.Otelime nasıl gideceğimi bilmiyorum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Otelime nasıl gideceğimi bilmiyorum[/Speechword]
My daughter/son got lost.Kızım/oğlum kayboldu.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kızım/oğlum kayboldu[/Speechword]
My cellphone was stolen.Telefonum çalındı.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Telefonum çalındı[/Speechword]
I lost my passport.Pasaportumu kaybettim.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Pasaportumu kaybettim[/Speechword]
I left my purse inside the subway.Cüzdanımı metroda unuttum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Cüzdanımı metroda unuttum[/Speechword]
I was robbed in the mall.Alışveriş merkezinde soyuldum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Alışveriş merkezinde soyuldum[/Speechword]
A thief!Hırsız var![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Hırsız var[/Speechword]
Police!Polis![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Polis[/Speechword]
Please quickly call the police!Lütfen hemen polisi ara![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Lütfen hemen polisi ara[/Speechword]
A man was harassing me.Bir adam beni taciz ediyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Bir adam beni taciz ediyor[/Speechword]
I was attacked in this street.Sokakta saldırıya uğradım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Sokakta saldırıya uğradım[/Speechword]
Please help me find my wallet.Lütfen cüzdanımı bulmama yardım edin.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Lütfen cüzdanımı bulmama yardım edin[/Speechword]
Here is my ID.Kimliğim burada.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Kimliim burada.[/Speechword]
I lost my car keys.Araba anahtarımı kaybettim.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Araba anahtarımı kaybettim[/Speechword]

Phrases To Talk To The Firefighter

Recently, there have been a lot of forest fires in the coastal cities of the country. If you happen to see a fire starting in a building or catch someone setting fire to a green field, call 112 and ask them to send firefighters.

I see smoke.Duman görüyorum.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Duman görüyorum[/Speechword]
Fire!Yangın![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yangın[/Speechword]
There’s a fire!Yangın var![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Yangın var[/Speechword]
There’s a lot of smoke coming out of the kitchen.Mutfaktan çok duman çıkıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Mutfaktan çok duman çıkıyor[/Speechword]
Something is burning in the house!Evde bir şey yanıyor![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Evde bir şey yanıyor[/Speechword]
That building is burning down!Bina yanıp kül oluyor![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Bina yanıp kül oluyor[/Speechword]
The building is on fire.Binada yangın çıktı.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Binada yangın çıktı[/Speechword]
We have to call the fire station!İtfaiyeyi aramalıyız![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]İtfaiyeyi aramalıyız[/Speechword]
There are still people inside the building!Binanın içinde hala insanlar var![Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Binanın içinde hala insanlar var[/Speechword]

Phrases To Talk To The Receptionist At The Hotel

A lot of emergencies happen at the hotels too. You can talk about your problem to the room service or directly to the receptionist by using the phrases below.

Where is the embassy of _____ ?_______ elçiliği nerede?[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]elçiliği nerede?[/Speechword]
I lost my room key.Oda anahtarımı kaybettim.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Oda anahtarımı kaybettim[/Speechword]
My friend got locked inside the elevator.Arkadaşım asansörde kaldı.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Arkadaşım asansörde kaldı[/Speechword]
I can’t flush the toilet.Tuvalet sifonu çalışmıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Tuvalet sifonu çalışmıyor[/Speechword]
I don’t have hot water in my room’s shower.Duşta sıcak su gelmiyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Duşta sıcak su gelmiyor[/Speechword]
The TV doesn’t work.Televizyon çalışmıyor.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Televizyon çalışmıyor[/Speechword]
Can you help me get a taxi to the airport, please?Havaalanına taksi çağırmama yardım edebilir misiniz?[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Havaalanına taksi çağırmama yardım edebilir misiniz[/Speechword]
Could you please give me a travel guide?Lütfen, bana bir tur rehberi bulabilir misiniz?[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Lütfen, bana bir tur rehberi bulabilir misiniz[/Speechword]
I missed my flight. I need to book another night at the hotel.Uçağımı kaçırdım. Otelde bir gece daha kalmam lazım.[Speechword voice=”Turkish Female” isinline]Uçağımı kaçırdım. Otelde bir gece daha kalmam lazım[/Speechword]
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Stay Safe During Your Trip!

Turkey is a sight for sore eyes with its natural and cultural beauties. However, as a tourist, you should always be careful when in a foreign country. There are people with bad intentions as well as people who are polite and hospitable towards tourists. If you happen to have an emergency situation – God forbid – you now know how to ask for help in the Turkish language!

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