Illegal prostitution is classified as operating a brothels without being licensed, being a prostitute without having health checkups, being a prostitute without having a license, and being a sex worker without being registered.Operating of illegal prostitution is punishable with a maximum of one year imprisonment.
The general house, the brothels of Istanbul, are located in the KARAKOY near Galata Bridge, ZURAFA and KADEM street there are about 10-15 places and more than 200 prostitutes working there in these two Red-light districts.
Red Light Area hooker streets are on your left and right hand side from Kemeralti Cd, 200 metre after you cross Galata Köprüsü Bridge if you are coming from Eminönü.
When you enter the Red-light district area in Istanbul or in any other city in Turkey, you must show ID. Also leave your backpacks home because those are not allowed inside either.
Once you show a foreign ID, the security will sometimes tell you that entrance fee is 50TL.
By taxi from Istanbul Ataturk airport to the Sultan Ahmet and Taksim districts are roughly 45 to 55 lira. You might think that the street walkers and street hookers are the easiest to find after all.