Turkey Civil Registration

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Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1884.[1]

Ottoman Empire -- "Tezkire-i Osmaniye" Personal Identification Documents

These identification documents were issued starting in 1863 and were written in Ottoman Turkish. An example and translation of a personal identification document is found here.


  1. Commission Internationale de l’État Civil, “Guide pratique international de l’état civil: Turquie,” 2002, http://docplayer.fr/2477108-Guide-pratique-international-de-l-etat-civil.html.