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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.
Turkish Government Information (English)
The Turkish Judiciary (English)
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.
Doing Business: Turkey
This page provides access to the current "Doing Business" English-language guide for Turkey, based on annual World Bank surveys. The guide provides detailed information on starting a business, dealing with permits, hiring workers, etc.
Guide to Law Online: Turkey
The Law Library of Congress provides this collection of links to Turkish laws and government information.
Lex Mundi: Guides to Doing Business (Turkey)
This guide is part of a large collection of English-language overviews of conducting business in various foreign jurisdictions. The authors of the guides are members of Lex Mundi, a global organization of attorneys representing over 100 countries. Authors of this 2016 guide on Turkey are members of the Pekin & Pekin law firm.
Peace Palace Library
Located in The Hague, the Peace Palace Library serves the International Court of Justice and has been collecting international legal materials since 1913. The Library's website provides access to its online catalogue, as well as a variety of research guides.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
This is an extensive online collection of 60,000+ human rights treaties and other human rights documents. Numerous links are also provided to human rights websites. Additionally, there is a site-specific search engine available, and a section on "Resources for Researching Country Conditions."
World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII): Turkey
Several non-profit regional legal information initiatives created and now maintain World LII. The site offers legal subject-based links for individual countries.
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.