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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
What You Should Know About Studying and Living in Istanbul, Turkey by David Joshua Jennings
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
Hot Air in Cappadocia, Turkey: Carefully Selected Balloon Trip Is a Bargain by Alison Gardner
Backpacker's Turkey: Jobs Abound and Can Be Found Word-of-Mouth by Dan Eldridge
Turkey, Blindness, and the Philosophy of Traveling Slow by David Joshua Jennings
Food on Foot in Istanbul: A Tour of Traditional Culinary Treats by Lies Ouwerkerk
Food from Turkey: A Country’s Cuisine Reflects The Essence of its Culture by Joan Peterson

 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.comis 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.

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

 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.

 News and Media in Turkey

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

 Recommended Reading on Turkey
Rick Steves Istanbul by Lale Surmen Aran and Tankut Aran
Frommer's Turkey by Lynn A. Levine
The Rough Guide Turkey by Marc S. Dubin, Rosie Ayliffe, John Gawthrop, and Terry Richardson
Istanbul Guidebook by Lale Surmen Aran and Tankut Aran
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

 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; info@gototurkey.co.uk.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, 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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