Heating in Turkey in 2023: what to expect

Heating in Turkey in 2023: what to expect. Winter in the south of Turkey and in other regions. Heating options in the country. Gas heating in Turkey.

Not only property prices in Turkey for foreigners may become a key point of choosing the property. Given the varying climatic conditions of Turkey, tourists and emigrants from other countries are interested in where it is warm in winter in the country, what is with heating and how comfortable it is to live in resort towns during the cold season. Since the Turkish Mediterranean is the most popular among foreigners, we will tell you what the weather is like here in the winter months and how things are with heating in these regions.

Winter in the south of Turkey and in other regions

The Republic of Turkey is a fairly large country that occupies over 780,000 m² on the surface of the Earth. And in a natural order, climatic conditions change depending on the location of the region. In the cities adjacent to the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara seas, the Mediterranean climate dominates. In the Black Sea regions - temperate maritime, continental is typical for the interior regions. The mountainous climate prevails in the areas located on the hills.

Blizzards and frosts are absolutely uncharacteristic for Turkey. The air temperature in Turkey in winter during the day is:

  • in December — +15…+17 ℃;
  • in January — +10…+15 ℃;
  • in February — +18…+20 ℃.

There are practically no frosts at night in the south of the country, except somewhere high in the mountains. People mostly do not wear winter jackets and often walk in warm sweaters in winter, because the weather allows it.

As for weather phenomena, during the winter months on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey it is rainy and cloudy, snow is found mainly in the mountains, and the wind rises in places. As a result, humidity rises and it becomes damp outside.

The mild winter in the south of the country makes it possible to do without centralized heating. In the Turkish Mediterranean, it is enough to warm up the room on cool days with the help of an air conditioner. Therefore, central heating in Turkey in regions with a comfortable winter period is not provided.

But in the regions bordering the Black Sea, there is a completely different weather. In Istanbul, Ankara and other north-western regions, the temperature is below zero at night, and during the day it usually does not exceed +8…+10 ℃. Therefore, here new buildings are already being built with a heating system.


In coastal regions, of course, air conditioners or electric heaters are most often used to heat apartments. Split-systems are installed in the new residential complexes to maintain a comfortable microclimate in the room. Heaters are used mainly to increase the temperature in individual rooms.

There are other options on the territory of the Republic of Turkey:

1- Kombi

Kombi - space heating is carried out by installing a gas boiler or electric heater directly in the apartment, due to which water is heated for both plumbing and heating. The owner of the apartment monitors the functioning of the system and the temperature. Repair work is also his concern.

In some cases, individual heating is supplied to several apartments at once. To do this, all residents cooperate and purchase one boiler for the entire floor.

2- Central heating

It is found in residential complexes of the “site” type, where several houses are located on a common territory. The boiler room is shared by all residents and is usually located in the basement. Natural gas is more commonly used as fuel, coal is less common.

The temperature regime is regulated by the manager of the residential complex, the owners cannot do this. Consumers pay a fixed amount for heat monthly.

3- Stove heating

Own stoves and fireplaces are used on the territory of the Republic of Turkey, not only in private homes. In some secondary buildings, which are located in the old areas of large cities, heating is supplied using a special soba stove. It is installed right in the apartment, and the pipe goes out the window.

4- Gas heating

Gas heating is not provided everywhere, since many regions do not require it. But, given the growing number of immigrants who move from countries with a harsh climate and are accustomed to using gas, the Turkish government is actively pursuing the pipeline.

In some residential complexes there are small gas systems installed independently, but, for example, in Alanya there are still only a few of them. Since the city is warm enough, air conditioning systems are common here, and in modern residential complexes in Turkey, developers additionally install floors with underfloor heating.

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