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News and Media in Turkey
Recommended Reading on Turkey
Travel Information for Turkey

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Turkey
Transitional Enigmas: Turkey and the Queen of Cities by David Joshua Jennings
Living and Working in Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities by Jo Knights
Living in Turkey: Awakened Dreams in Gölcük by Karrie Hawkins Erenoğlu
Teaching English in Istanbul by Andrew K. Burger
What You Should Know About Studying and Living in Istanbul, Turkey by David Joshua Jennings
Untouristed SE Turkey: Beauty and Hospitality in an Ancient Land by Alex Elgar
Cruising Turkey’s Coast: Explore and Relax Aboard a Fishing Boat by Kathleen Richardson
Turkey’s Aegean Coast: Exploring Spectacular Wonders by Drew Colenbrander
Turkey’s Turquoise Coast by Carol Mickelsen
Hot Air in Cappadocia, Turkey: Carefully Selected Balloon Trip Is a Bargain by Alison Gardner
Budget Travel in Istanbul by Robert E. Buckley
Budget Travel in Istanbul by Amanda Breen
Backpacker's Turkey: Jobs Abound and Can Be Found Word-of-Mouth by Dan Eldridge
An Istanbul Deal: A Youth Hostel by Thomas Barthel
Turkey, Blindness, and the Philosophy of Traveling Slow by David Joshua Jennings
Food from Turkey: A Country’s Cuisine Reflects The Essence of its Culture by Joan Peterson
From Greece to Turkey by Richard Pierce

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 Business and Economy in Turkey

American Business Forum in Turkey (ABFT), www.abft.net

International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its member countries. The website provides country information (including Turkey) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.

Export.gov offers assistance to help U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide, including Turkey.

World Trade Organization, regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its Members, including Turkey.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources

AngloInfo.com offers information useful for expats in Turkey, such as information on what is happening in Istanbul, a forum, and classifieds.

Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for Turkey.

Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on Turkey, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Istanbul Expat is a website for the English-speaking expatriate community in Istanbul, with practical information, resources and an online forum.

My Merhaba, www.mymerhaba.com, is a community portal for expatriates in Turkey.

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 Government and International Organizations

Organziation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), www.oic-oci.org, is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Islamic countries, with the goal to promote political, cultural and economic cooperation. Turkey is among the members.

Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, www.un.int/turkey, provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links—or visit the United Nations web portal at www.un.int.

United Nations Development Programme provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, with a section on Turkey.

The World Bank provides extensive political and economic analysis and data, and has a section on Europe and Central Asia, including Turkey.

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 News and Media in Turkey

Encyclopedia of the Orient, lexicorient.com, is an online encyclopedia covering North Africa and the Middle East, including Turkey.

Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Turkey.

Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Turkey.

Turkish Daily News, www.hurriyetdailynews.com, is Turkey's only English-language daily newspaper.

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 Recommended Reading on Turkey
Lonely Planet Turkey by Verity Campbell, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Dan Elridge, and Frances Linzee Gordon
Frommer's Turkey by Lynn A. Levine
The Rough Guide Turkey by Marc S. Dubin, Rosie Ayliffe, John Gawthrop, and Terry Richardson
Istanbul (Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing
Fodor's Turkey by Fodor's
Turkey: A Modern History by Erik J. Zurcher
Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk

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 Travel Information for Turkey

Turkey Travel Planner, www.turkeytravelplanner.com, is a very rich site hosted by Tom Brosnahan, a foremost expert on travel and living in Turkey.

Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, www.gototurkey.co.uk. 4th Floor, 29-30 St. James's Street, London, SW1A 1HB. Tel: 0207 8397778; Fax: 0207 925 1388; info@gototurkey.co.uk.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.

New York Times Travel provides Destination Guides for most countries, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.

Rough Guides Destinations,offers a lot of useful travel advice and information, with a section on Europe, including Turkey.

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