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BBC News Profile - Turkey
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Turkey
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

EurasiaNet - Turkey
EurasiaNet, an Open Society Institute resource, provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

European Union - Turkey
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states. Turkey is a candidate country.
  • EUbusiness - Turkey
    Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
  • EU Enlargement - Turkey
    Political and economic profile on EU enlargement candidate and potential candidate countries.
FAO and Turkey
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Turkey
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Turkey
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Turkey
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - Turkey
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - Turkey
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Turkey
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OECD - Turkey
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

OHCHR - Turkey
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Turkey
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Turkey
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Turkey
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Turkey
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Commercial Service - Turkey
Country profile about doing business in Turkey by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.

U.S. Department of Energy - Turkey
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.


U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Turkey
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Turkey" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Turkey" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Turkey.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Turkey" as the search term.

EUR-Lex
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Eurostat
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Turkey
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics & Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

OECD iLibrary CU
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Turkey
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Turkey.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
BSEC is a multilateral political and economic initiative aimed at fostering interaction and harmony among the Member States, as well as to ensure peace, stability and prosperity encouraging friendly and good-neighborly relations in the Black Sea region. There are 12 member countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Council of Europe and Turkey
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.

D-8 - Turkey
"D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an arrangement for development cooperation among the following countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey."

Delegation of the European Commission to Turkey
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Turkey in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Ankara, Turkey
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Turkey.

Group of Twenty (G-20)
The G-20 is a group of 19 of the world's largest economies and the European Union. The G-20 is an informal forum that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Turkey).

NATO Member Country
Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949.

Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations
Web site of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Turkey
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SESRIC - Turkey
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Turkey from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Turkey
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Turkey
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations in Turkey
UN system in Turkey.

USAID - Turkey
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.

U.S. Department of State - Turkey
U.S.-Turkey relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Turkey
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
World Bank - Turkey
World Bank data, projects, and research in Turkey.

World Trade Organization - Turkey
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Turkey
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

WHO - Turkey
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Turkey from the World Health Organization (WHO).
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Crisis Group - Turkey
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Turkey.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Turkey).

Turkey: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Turkey.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Turkey and econom* Turkey and econom*
Turkey and histor* Turkey and histor*
Turkey and politic* Turkey and politic*
Turkey
(government publications only)
Turkey
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.