Turkey does not have a DNA database or DNA database legislation. From 2009-13 it received funding to improve its forensic DNA testing capacity from the EU. Establishing a DNA database would be a requirement for Turkey to join the EU. According to Interpol, 100,000 crime scene DNA profiles, plus 25,000 reference DNA profiles from individuals were held in Turkey in 2011.
- External Links
- Revista Romana de Bioetica: Forensic DNA banking legislation in developing countries: Privacy and confidentiality concerns regarding a draft from Turkish legislation Rev Rom Bioet. 2014; 12(3): 56–63
- EU: Strengthening Forensic Capacity of Turkey
- EFSNI: Turkey: Headquarters of Police Forensic Laboratories (KPL)
- Cakir et al (2003) Allele frequencies for 15 STR loci in Van–Ağrı districts of the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey