You can use your Global Positioning
System (GPS) device in
Turkey, but maps of Turkey may not
be included in the map set that you
already have on your device.
You can also use the map and GPS functions of your smartphone for general locations. Using data roaming (which can be expensive), you will get more accurate location readings than if you turn data roaming off and use only the Wifi function.
For Garmin GPS devices,
you'll probably want the City
Navigator Europe NT — Turkey map set. Here's
what it covers.
For TomTom GPS
devices, you can buy
and download Turkey maps here.
Here are tips for traveling with a
GPS system in Turkey from TTP traveler
Andrea Hein (edited by Tom Brosnahan):
—Be sure to get
an English version of the GPS maps,
but when programing your destination,
you first have to put the province [il in
Turkish] before you can input the town.
For instance, I wanted to put in Şirince,
but it wasn't recognized until I first
input Izmir, which is the province.
—Tricky to understand
some of the Turkish that's
written in the locations on the GPS....for
example when putting in Izmir
it says the Turkish word for airport [havalimanı] and
if you didn't know that the word meant
airport, you would be confused.