Women need to be registered and acquire an ID card stating the dates of their health checks. However, many local governments now have a policy of not issuing new registrations, and in some cities, such as Ankara and Bursa, brothels have been demolished by court order.Home Search Maps of Turkey Photo Gallery Where to Go When to Go Where to Stay What It Costs Turkish Money Transport FAQ-Travel Details Best Itineraries Guided Tours Travel Agency Unusual Trips Consultations TTP Forums Funny Stuff Shopping Site Index Single male travelers are targets for several sorts of scams that end in robbery.One of these is the "Let's Have a Drink" Scam which results in your paying a drinks bill of hundreds or even thousands of dollars or euros.Robbers love it because it's easy, and their risk of identification, arrest, trial and punishment is almost non-existent.This is why it happens in many cities (even London), and certainly in Istanbul.Source countries for identified victims of trafficking in 2008 included Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Romania, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Indonesia.
Operating of illegal prostitution is punishable with a maximum of 1 year imprisonment. Strip clubs must also be licensed and strippers must be registered and have regular health checkups.All persons entering strip clubs must be at least 18 years old.In 2008, activists and sex workers in Turkey announced they were working on a project to establish Turkey’s first sex workers union.It is mandatory for registered prostitutes to undergo regular health checks for sexually transmitted diseases.
The police are allowed to check the authenticity of registered prostitutes to determine whether they have been examined properly and to ensure they see the health authorities if they don't. Most sex workers, however, are unregistered, as local governments have made it policy not to issue new registrations.Here's how it works and how to avoid it: In Istanbul, Sultanahmet Square, and Beyoğlu's İstiklal Caddesi and Cumhuriyet Caddesi are common places for this to happen.