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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Middle East, Near East and North Africa: Turkey

Guide to resources on the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the current events in Syria, Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere in the Near and Middle Eastern world. This is a work in progress.

Background on Turkey

Turkey straddles Europe and Asia, and is often reported upon as a European Country, but most of the country is on the Asian continent.
Suggested Keyword in Subject for finding books in CUNY+ and articles in databases include:

  • Turkey and Politics and Government
  • Turkey and History
  • Turkey and Foreign Relations and United States
  • Turkey and Economic Conditions
  • Law and Turkey
  • Turkey and Criminal
  • Turkey and Human Rights
  • Turkey and Law and Legislation

Specialised encyclopedia articles on Turkey from Gale Virtual Reference Library (CUNY Use Only)

Library of Congress Country Study on Turkey (2008)

Criminal Justice Books on Turkey

Human rights in Turkey. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2007 Stacks - JC599 .T87 H83 2007

Sinclair-Webb, Emma. Closing ranks against accountability: barriers to tackling police violence in Turkey. New York, NY : Human Rights Watch, c2008. Stacks - HV8241.93 .A2 S55 2008

The Turkish Code of criminal procedure. Reference Law - K5014.A5 T92



Map of Turkey

map from PlanetWare

Media Blogs on Turkey

alJazeerah Live Blog on events in Turkey

al Monitor Turkey Pulse Page

BBC News is posting news from Turkey on it's Europe page, they also offer a background page on Turkey

Human Rights Watch page on Turkey  and page linking to their reports on Human Rights in Turkey

Economist Magazine page on Turkey

The Guardian (UK) page on Turkey

Real time videos from the Istanbul protests on live stream Taksim Gezi Parkı Canlı.

Amnesty International – USA’s Turkey Regional Action Network website

Reuters News Agency page on Turkey

News on Turkey

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News from the Guardian on Turkey

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