Administration of Justice

Ministry of Interior

Information on Ministry's activities, and links to national police website.

Ministry of Justice

Includes information on operations and organization of the Ministry, as well as justice statistics.

Drugs & Alcohol

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) - Country Overview

The EMCDDA country overview provides a structured synopsis of the trends and characteristics of national drug problems. It consists of a summary of the national drug situation, key statistics at a glance and a barometer showing the drug use prevalence position of Turkey.

Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime - TADOC

From the website "[w]ith its experienced trainers, international subject experts, state of the art facilities and equipment, and the training programs developed according to the needs of the region, TADOC provides distinguished training not only to the personnel of the national law enforcement agencies, but also to the law enforcement personnel of the countries that Turkey signed bilateral cooperation agreements and treaties with. TADOC is also a significant contributor of the training projects organized within multinational organizations and institutions such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), NATO-Russia Council (NRC), Economical Cooperation Organization (ECO) and Black Sea Economical Cooperation (BSEC). As of January 2010, TADOC has implemented 230 international training programs with the participation of 3,232 law enforcement personnel from 63 countries."

Law & the Courts

Anayasa Mahkemesi (Constitutional Court)

This website offers information about the Constitutional Court. In Turkish only.

Guide to Law Online, Turkey

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

Yargitay Başkanlığı (Supreme Court)

Includes information on the history, role and organization of the Supreme. Turkish only.

Police & Law Enforcement

Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü (Turkish National Police)

This official website offers extensive information about the Turkish National Police, and their duties and activities. Turkish only.

İstanbul Emniyet Müdürlüğü (Istanbul Police Headquarters)

Includes some general information on activities of the Istanbul Police. Turkish only.

Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı (Gendarmerie Headquarters)

History, role, and structure of the gendarmerie forces. Turkish only.

Milli İstihbarat Teşkilâti (National Intelligence Organization)

This official website offers extensive information about the MIT including history, duties, powers, and responsiblities as well as information on intelligence production, human resources, frequently asked questions (FAQ), press releases and table and statistics. In English and Turkish.

Research & Statistics

Country Profile - Library of Congress, Federal Research Division

Includes general information on Turkey, including National Security and Government and politics.

Turkish Statistical Institute

Basic population and economic indicators and mortality statistics. In Turkish and English.