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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.
Country factsheet is also available.
- Human Rights Watch - Turkey
Country background, news and reports related to human rights.
- 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 - Turkey
Country portal and resources compiled by the Library of Congress subject experts.
- Medea - Turkey
Country profile from the European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation (Medea) with the support of the European Commission.
- 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).
- UNEP - Turkey
Country environmental profile from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
- UNESCO Worldwide - Turkey
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
- UNFPA Country Profile - Turkey
"The United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect."
- UNFPA - Turkey
Regional website for Turkey and the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan).
- United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Turkey
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
- United Nations Country @ a Glance - Turkey
Country overview, news, economy, environment, health and technology from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Turkey
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.
- United Nations Statistics Division: National Accounts - Turkey
"Statistics database contains a complete and consistent set of time series from 1970 onwards of main national accounts aggregates for all UN Members States and all other countries and areas in the world."
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Turkey
trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Turkey.
- 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.
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Articles and Databases
- 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.
- Crisis Group International Databases and Resources
Crisis Group provides analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation.
- CRS Reports - LexisNexis Congressional 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.
- 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. The site also includes databases that focus on individual topics.
- Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Turkey" as the search term.
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.
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."
- International Area Studies Africa/Middle East CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Africa and the Middle East (includes Turkey).
- International Area Studies Europe CU
Collection of databases from the University of Colorado covering Europe (includes Turkey).
- International Area Studies General CU
Collection of general databases from the University of Colorado covering international issues.
- International Area Studies Statistics CU
Collection of international statistics databases from the University of Colorado.
- LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.
- SESRTCIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
- SourceOECD CU
The Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.
- United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)
"UNCDB provides selected series from numerous specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas."
- WDI Online CU
World Development Indicators (WDI) online
contains statistical data on the global economy from the
- 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. The WITS database coverage is currently from 1/1/2004 to 6/30/2007 and is updated quarterly.
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Diplomacy, Programs and Aid
- 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-neighbourly 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
Website 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.
- SESRTCIC - Turkey
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
- UNHCR - Turkey
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
- 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.
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- 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).
Official site of the World Health Organization Europe (WHO/Europe).
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Peacekeeping and Military Information
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The Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group is a regional organization for securing Black Sea.
- 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."
- International 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.
Resources in the Catalog
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Turkey available in the
Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:
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