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Researching Turkish Law in English: Web Resources


There are numerous free websites that can assist in locating Turkish primary law, as well as secondary information on Turkish legal topics.  Links to available English translations of Turkish law are listed below at right.

European Court of Human Rights

Cases in the ECHR where Turkey has been a respondent are available in HUDOC, the case database of the ECHR. 

SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network)

SSRN is an electronic repository for international social sciences scholarship that includes the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN).  Thousands of downloadable abstracts, working papers, and published papers are available without charge. 

Legislation and Regulations (English)

Some Turkish government and NGO/IGO websites post English translations of Turkish legal materials. Note that the translations may not be official, or reflect the most current versions.

WWW Resources

Subject Guide

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Julienne Grant
Loyola University School of Law Library
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
25 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Print Research Guide

Prepared in the summer of 2009, updated in February 2012, this 23-page guide offers instructions and tips on how to research foreign, comparative, and international law at the LUC Law Library.  The annotated guide lists print reference sources, subscription databases, free websites, and current awareness sources that may be useful when approaching foreign, comparative and international law questions.