cellphones – Do I need to register my phone in Turkey if I’m using a UK SIM card?


In Turkey, people are required to register their mobile devices they brought from abroad. If a new device is not registered within 120 days, its IMEI number is blocked (official source in Turkish).

I’m a Turkish citizen living in the UK and occasionally travelling to Turkey. The official source assumes that short-stay visitors never come back after 120 days.

Do I need to register my phone even if I’m using a UK SIM card?