How to Ride a Dolmus in Turkey?
The Turkish dolmuş a one of the public transportation widely available in Turkey that does not operate like the public buses in Western countries.
Theoretically, there are dolmush stops but almost none of the drivers use those stops. You can get on to a dolmush from anywhere you want as far as you are on the road. In order to stop the dolmush, you just need to hold your hand that means you want the driver to stop.
If this is the first time you are using a dolmush, make sure that it goes to where you want to go. So, just ask the driver whether it is the right dolmush for you.
You can hand the money directly to the driver or to the person in the seat in front of you. The driver will send the change back to you again by handing the money to the passengers in front of you. If you come to your stop, just ask to the driver in Turkish “inecek var” that means you will get off if he stops.