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Turkey’s Internet Usage Statistics Published

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We Are Social, the whole world with the internet and social media has reported Turkey’s usage habits. According to the details, we spend about 7.5 hours a day on the internet, almost 3 hours of this is spent on social media.

Media company that conducts research on digital life and reports them We Are SocialTurkey’s Internet, has released a report on the phone and social media use habits. Before the data related to Turkey in January 2021 trends and statistics describing the digital state of the world to take a look as follows:

  • Population: The world population was recorded as 7.83 billion at the beginning of 2021. According to the data of the United Nations, this number is increasing by 1 percent every year. This indicates that the world’s population has increased by more than 80 million since the start of 2020.
  • Mobile: Today, 5.22 billion people use mobile phones. This corresponds to 66.6 percent of the world population.
  • Internet: As of January 2021, the number of people using the internet in the world was recorded as 4.66 billion. In this sense, there has been an increase of 7.3 percent (316 million people) since last year.
  • Social media: Global social media usage is growing at an incredible rate. While there were 3.71 million social media users in the world last year, this year the number increased to 4.20 billion. 53 percent of the world’s population now uses social media.

How many% of the population which uses electronic devices in Turkey?

  • Phone of any type: 90 percent
  • Smartphone only: 89 percent
  • Those who do not own a non-smart phone: 6.8 percent
  • Owners of personal / desktop computers: 67 percent
  • Those who have a tablet: 45 percent
  • Game console ones: 20 percent
  • Smart watch / wristbands: 17 percent
  • Virtual reality devices: 4.3 percent


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Internet usage in our overview: using the internet 72% of the population in Turkey


In our country with a population of 83 million, 62.07 million people use the internet via any device. So 72 percent of the population internet user. The number of internet users increased by 2.4 million from January last year to January this year, leading to an increase of 4 percent.

What is he doing on the internet internet users in Turkey in one day?

old and young

  • We spend an average of 7 hours and 29 minutes on the internet a day.
  • We use social media for 2 hours 51 minutes
  • We watch TV for 3 hours and 4 minutes
  • We spend 1 hour and 21 minutes on music listening apps like Spotify.
  • We spend 58 minutes with games

How are we in mobile internet usage?


The average time we spend on the internet through mobile devices is exactly 4 hours. The number of mobile internet users is 58.23 million. The percentage of mobile internet users among the total internet users is 94 percent. 93 percent of those who access the internet with smart phones, while the rate of those who access the internet with phones before smart phones is 2 percent.

One of the issues we suffer from: Internet connection speeds

Internet speed

The average mobile internet connection in Turkey Download speed 34.79 MBPS. There was a slight improvement in this sense. In January of this year, the average mobile internet connection speed increased by 0.6 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

On fixed internet connections average download speed 28.89 MBPS. The recovery rate of fixed internet connection within a year is much higher. In January of this year, there was an increase of 11.3 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.

most visited websites in Turkey and average time on site


  • www.google.com – 9 minutes 12 seconds
  • www.youtube.com – 25d 1s
  • www.facebook.com – 8d 52s
  • www.google.com.tr -8d 15s
  • www.twitter.com – 10d 57s
  • www.instagram.com – 8d 46s
  • www.hurriyet.com.tr – 5d 05s
  • www.sabah.com.tr – 2d 32s
  • www.sozcu.com.tr – 7d 36s
  • www.sahibinden.com – 11d 31s

An overview of our use of social media

social media

The number of active users of social media in Turkey full 54 million. In other words, 64 percent of the country’s population actively uses social media platforms. Between April 2019 and June 2020, the number of social media users increased by 2.2 million, an increase of 4.2 percent. The rate of active social media users to access the platforms via mobile devices is 99 percent.

The rate of those who say “I used a social media network / messaging application last month” is 99.7 percent. The rate of those who say “I actively used social media, I shared something” is 91.4 percent. The average social media account of each internet user is 9.4.

The most commonly used social media platforms and usage percentages in Turkey:

  • YouTube – 90 percent
  • Instagram – 83 percent
  • WhatsApp – 81 percent
  • Facebook – 76 percent
  • Twitter – 61 percent
  • Facebook Messenger – 53 percent
  • Pinterest – 34 percent
  • LinkedIn – 32 percent
  • Snapchat – 29 percent
  • TikTok – 29 percent
  • Skype – 27 percent
  • Twitch – 24 percent
  • Tumblr – 20 percent
  • Reddit – 16 percent
  • WeChat – 15 percent
  • Line – 14 percent

How many hours do we spend on average on which social media platform?


  • 15 hours on WhatsApp
  • 19.7 hours on Instagram
  • 13.1 hours on Facebook
  • 14 hours on TikTok
  • 7.8 hours on Twitter

We would like to point out that more time is spent on TikTok than Twitter.

Most searched words on YouTube:


  1. Songs
  2. Film
  3. Enes Batur
  4. Pit
  5. Hercai
  6. PUBG
  7. Reynmen
  8. Song
  9. Woman
  10. Music
  11. Minecraft
  12. Promise
  13. Fero
  14. Is a laugh
  15. Let It Be My Trouble
  16. Ahmet Kaya
  17. I’m Fero
  18. Niloya
  19. You Tell Black Sea
  20. Muslum Gurses

Is there a word on this list that you have searched for and contributed before?

The most searched words on Google:


  1. weather forecast
  2. YouTube
  3. last minute
  4. EBA
  5. Translation
  6. gold
  7. Facebook
  8. twitter
  9. from the owner
  10. instagram
  11. news
  12. dollar
  13. e-government
  14. Google
  15. mynet
  16. the news
  17. trendyol
  18. whatsapp
  19. spokesman
  20. translate

What exactly are we doing on the Internet?


  • 98.8 percent watch videos
  • 44.8 percent watch vlogs
  • 79.9 percent listen to music through music streaming apps
  • 40.7 percent listen to radio stations online
  • 31.9 percent watch / listen to podcasts
  • 60.8 percent use video calling apps like Facetime
  • 14.8 percent use a mobile payment tool such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

What is the potential for advertising on social media?


The age range in which marketers are most likely to reach users through advertisements on social media is 25-34 years. There is an interesting detail in the research. In all age ranges surveyed (13-17, 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and +65), marketers reach male social media users more than women.

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