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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

Turkey is a charter member of the Council of Europe. Cases in the ECHR where Turkey has been a respondent are available in HUDOC, the case database of the ECHR. 

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

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.