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

By Donna Evans

Find out all you need to know about practising in Turkey

CCBE newsletter - October


The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics:

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


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


Find out more about the CCBE’s latest activities

CCBE 2016 Human Rights Award goes to four Turkish lawyers


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

Trial of Turkish lawyers continues


In November 2011, mass arrests of Kurdish and Turkish lawyers took place in raids executed simultaneously in many Turkish cities and provinces.

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Turkey and the European Court of Human Rights - (In-)effective remedy from Strasbourg


Join the conference on 5 March in Berlin

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


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 Turkey


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


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