Address Verification Best Practices for Turkey

Address Verification Best Practices for Turkey

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Address Verification handle Province information in Turkey?
Turkey contains 81 provinces. Each province contains multiple districts (ilçe). The central district (merkez ilçe) is the administrative capital of a province, and in many cases the central district and the province share the same name. For example, the city of Van is the central district of Van Province. The cental district name is Locality_1 information.
The following provincial capitals do not share the province name:
  • Antakya in Hatay province
  • Izmit in Kocaeli province
Turkey identifies Istanbul and Ankara as provinces. When an address identifies Istanbul or Ankara as the main city, assign the city name to the Province element. Assign the town or administrative city that the address identifies within the city to the Locality_1 element.
To verify the name of a provincial district, click the following link: http://postakodu.ptt.gov.tr/.
Why is the Locality_2 information missing for Turkey?
According to the Turkish postal standard, the address does not require Locality_2 information. The Locality_3 information does not move to Locality_2 because the Locality_3 information identifies the Mahalle or neighborhood.
In Turkey, you must place the Mahalle information above the Street information. You can also enter the Mahalle information on Formatted Address Line 1.
Why does Locality_3 or Mahalle information for Turkey appear on Formatted Address Lines 1?
The Locality_3 information appears on the first line for Turkey addresses. According to the Turkish postal standard, the Mahalle information appears on Formatted Address Lines 1. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) maintains a catalog of the postal standards worldwide.
To what level can Address Verification verify Turkish addresses?
Address Verification verifies Turkish addresses up to the Street level.
Are geocoordinates available for Turkish addresses?
Yes, standard or interpolated geocoordinates are available for Turkish address verification. If the standard or interpolated geocoordinates do not exist, Address Verification returns the status code EGC0 to indicate that geocoordinates are unavailable for the given address.