82.45 million (2018)

Official language



Turkish Lira ()

Important ministries
Ministry of National Education

Official statistics office
Turkish Statistical Institute

Trade association
Turkish Publishers Association

Annual book fairs
Istanbul Book Fair held over 4 days in November
Ankara Book Fair held over 10 days in February
Çukurova Book Fair held over 9 days in January

Translation programmes
TEDA funding project for the publication of Turkish literature and works on Art and Culture in languages other than Turkish

VAT on books
8% for both books and ebooks

Fixed book price system

Book market report 2017 from Turkish Publishers Association
Publishers Association’s Book Market Statistics available to members on website


Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: customer.services@britishcouncil.org.tr
Tel: +90 212 355 56 57

Department for International Trade
Email: ditturkey@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +90 212 334 64 00