Turkey Genealogy

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Turkey is located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.

Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire.

Getting started with Turkish research

Genealogical Characteristics of Turkey Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)

Jurisdictions in Turkey

Turkey is divided into 81 provinces (iller *singular - ili):

  • Adana
  • Adiyaman
  • Afyonkarahisar
  • Agri
  • Aksaray
  • Amasya
  • Ankara
  • Antalya
  • Ardahan
  • Artvin
  • Aydin
  • Balikesir
  • Bartin
  • Batman
  • Bayburt
  • Bilecik
  • Bingol
  • Bitlis
  • Bolu
  • Burdur
  • Bursa
  • Canakkale
  • Cankiri
  • Corum
  • Denizli
  • Diyarbakir
  • Duzce
  • Edirne
  • Elazig
  • Erzincan
  • Erzurum
  • Eskisehir
  • Gaziantep
  • Giresun
  • Gumushane
  • Hakkari
  • Hatay
  • Icel (Mersin)
  • Igdir
  • Isparta
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir (Smyrna)
  • Kahramanmaras
  • Karabuk
  • Karaman
  • Kars
  • Kastamonu
  • Kayseri
  • Kilis
  • Kirikkale
  • Kirklareli
  • Kirsehir
  • Kocaeli
  • Konya
  • Kutahya
  • Malatya
  • Manisa
  • Mardin
  • Mugla
  • Mus
  • Nevsehir
  • Nigde
  • Ordu
  • Osmaniye
  • Rize
  • Sakarya
  • Samsun
  • Sanliurfa
  • Siirt
  • Sinop
  • Sirnak
  • Sivas
  • Tekirdag
  • Tokat
  • Trabzon (Trebizond)
  • Tunceli
  • Usak
  • Van
  • Yalova
  • Yozgat
  • Zonguldak

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