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Region Asia
Population 70,586,256
GDP (millions USD) 663,419
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning no policy
Research cloning no policy
Sex selection "social uses prohibited" is not in the list of possible values (?, PROHIBITED, regulated, Social uses prohibited, no policy) for this property.
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention RATIFIED
1998 COE Cloning Convention signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

  • Code of Public Health, Law No. 94-654 (July 29, 1994)
  • Regulation on In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer Centers (1996, revised 2001)

Prohibited practices

Prohibited practices include:

  • Surrogacy[1]
  • Eggs for assisted reproduction[1]
  • Sex selection for non-medical reasons[2]
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for non-medical reasons

Permitted and regulated practices

There is no policy on reproductive or research cloning.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "IFFS Surveillance 07," Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 87. No. 4, Suppl. 1, April 2007)
  2. Kalaça and Akin, "Sex selection continued: The issue of sex selection in Turkey," Human Reproduction (1995; 10: 1631-1632)
  3. Gülriz Uygur and Türkan Yalç∂n Sancar, "National Regulations on Ethics and Research in Turkey (2005)