Passport control procedures take approximately 45 minutes at Istanbul airport. This is a normal time when we consider the other airports. But for some, it is longer than necessary. When you add the waiting time for the suitcase, the total time will exceed 1 hour and more.
Immigration waiting times increase especially on busy days such as Friday and Monday. Weekdays and weekend 11:00-13:00 and 18:00-20:00 are the peak at Istanbul Airport.