THE Turkish Ministry in charge of residence permits and foreign visas has issued a new helpline number for foreigners.

The DGMM – the Ministry overseeing residence permits – is offering a helpline – 157 from inside Turkey – for foreigners on exit and entry, and permits issues in Turkey.

If you reside out of Turkey, you can call the same helpline on 09 312 157 1122.

157 – is a 24/7 helpline for foreigners in Turkish, English, Russian and Arabic.