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Turkey is a parliamentary republic in Eurasia. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece. Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Turkey is a member of the UN, NATO, OECD, OSCE and the G-20. It became one of the first members of the Council of Europe in 1949 and an associate member of the EEC in 1963. It joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005.

Turkey is a civil law jurisdiction based on the Swiss, French and Italian model.

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How to practise in Turkey

16 September 2014By Donna Evans

Find out all you need to know about practising in Turkey

CCBE newsletter - October

31 October 2017

The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics: Proposed European Convention on the profession of lawyer

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The Law Society hosted a delegation from Turkey to discuss legal aid practices

2 May 2017

Under the agenda of exploring best practices for legal aid across Europe, London was the delegation’s fourth visit

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Read the CCBE newsletter - edition 61

2 May 2017

Find out more about the CCBE’s latest activities

CCBE 2016 Human Rights Award goes to four Turkish lawyers

5 December 2016

The award honours their particularly activism in the defence of human rights and the rule of law in Turkey.

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Attend an event on "Turkey 2016: Business on the Bosphorus"

18 November 2016

Find out more about the current business climate in Turkey and listen to experts on 7 December 2016 

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Doing legal business in TurkeySubscription

10 August 2015

Our series of Doing legal business reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets.

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Legal life in… Turkey

11 September 2014

Selcuk Senguler is founding partner of Senguler and Senguler, here he tells us about his experience as a Turkish lawyer 

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Your contacts for this region are Alex Storer and Eleanor Farrow

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International Policy Adviser: Europe

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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS