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U.S. Treaties in Force (in full text):

A List of Treaties and Other Agreements of the United States in Force with Turkey as of January 1, 2011.

Agricultural Commodities

Agreement concerning lira deposits under the agricultural commodities agreements of March 12, 1956, as amended, and November 12, 1956.
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 23, 1956.
Entered into force November 23, 1956.
8 UST 1567 (PDF 25KB); TIAS 3909; 290 UNTS 273.

Agricultural commodities agreement with ex-change of notes.
Signed at Ankara July 29, 1961.
Entered into force July 29, 1961.
12 UST 1098 (PDF 66KB); TIAS 4819; 416 UNTS 151.

Amendments:

September 6, 1961 (12 UST 1628(PDF 20KB); TIAS 4874; 426 UNTS 350).
December 8, 1961 (12 UST 3215(PDF 29KB); TIAS 4926; 433 UNTS 394).
January 3, 1962 (13 UST 68(PDF 41KB); TIAS 4937; 433 UNTS 398).
January 5, 1962 (13 UST 68 (PDF 41KB); TIAS 4937; 433 UNTS 402).
March 14, 1962 (13 UST 303 (PDF 16KB); TIAS 4978; 445 UNTS 370).
June 21, 1962 (13 UST 1283(PDF 29KB); TIAS 5077; 459 UNTS 306).
October 11, 1962 (13 UST 2199(PDF 29KB); TIAS 5185; 459 UNTS 310).
November 21, 1962 (13 UST 2638(PDF 33KB); TIAS 5235; 462 UNTS 362).

Agricultural commodities agreement with exchange of notes. 
Signed at Ankara February 21, 1963.
Entered into force February 21, 1963.     
14 UST 236(PDF 66KB); TIAS 5303; 473 UNTS 311.

Amendments:

April 4, 1963 (14 UST 364(PDF 29KB); TIAS 5324; 473 UNTS 326).
January 22, 1965 (16 UST 66(PDF 29KB); TIAS 5760; 542 UNTS 392).

Agricultural commodities agreement with exchange of notes. 

Signed at Ankara April 2, 1966.
Entered into force April 2, 1966.
17 UST 2301(PDF 61KB); TIAS 6173; 680 UNTS 183.

Agricultural commodities agreement with annex. 

Signed at Ankara February 6, 1969.
Entered into force February 6, 1969.
20 UST 438(PDF 74KB); TIAS 6645; 714 UNTS 165.

Amendment:

July 22 and 24, 1969 (20 UST 2813(PDF 33KB); TIAS 6751; 724 UNTS 400).

Related agreements:

November 3, 1969 (20 UST 3052 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 6784; 726 UNTS 241).
December 19, 1969 (20 UST 4096(PDF 33KB); TIAS 6802; 732 UNTS 350).
March 16, 1970 (21 UST 1062 (PDF 29KB); TIAS 6860; 740 UNTS 295).
January 29, 1971 (22 UST 230 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 7055; 781 UNTS 195).

Atomic Energy

Agreement for cooperation on uses of atomic energy for mutual defense purposes.  Exchange of notes at Ankara May 5, 1959.
Entered into force July 27, 1959.
10 UST 1340 (PDF 78KB); TIAS 4278; 355 UNTS 341.

Agreement continuing in effect safeguards and guarantee provisions of the agreement of June 10, 1955, as amended, for cooperation concerning civil uses of atomic energy  (TIAS 3320 (PDF 45KB), 4748, 5828, 6040, 7122).  Exchange of notes at Ankara April 15 and June 9, 1981.
Entered into force June 9, 1981.
TIAS 10560 (PDF 33KB); 1577 UNTS 403.

Agreement for cooperation concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy, with agreed minute. Signed at Ankara July 26, 2000.
Entered into force June 2, 2008. TIAS

Aviation

Air transport agreement, with annexes. 
Signed at New York May 2, 2000. 
Entered into force August 13, 2001.
TIAS 13100 (PDF 70KB).

Commerce

Treaty of commerce and navigation. 
Signed at Ankara October 1, 1929.
Entered into force April 22, 1930.
46 Stat. 2743; TS 813; 11 Bevans 1122 (PDF 45KB); 114 LNTS 499.

Treaty of establishment and sojourn. 
Signed at Ankara October 28, 1931.
Entered into force February 15, 1933.
47 Stat. 2432; TS 859; 11 Bevans 1127 (PDF 25KB); 138 LNTS 345.

Copyright (See Appendix (PDF 20KB))

Customs

Agreement regarding mutual assistance between customs administrations.
Signed at Washington March 28, 1996.
Entered into force October 15, 2002.
TIAS 12773.(PDF 61KB)

Defense (See also Mutual Security)

Agreement relating to implementation of the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the status of their forces of June 19, 1951  (4 UST 1792 (PDF 242KB); TIAS 2846), with two minutes of understanding.
Signed at Ankara June 23, 1954.
Entered into force June 23, 1954.
5 UST 1465 (PDF 45KB); TIAS 3020; 233 UNTS 189.

Agreement amending the minute of understanding on paragraph 7 of the agreement of June 23, 1954.
Exchange of notes at Ankara April 22 and July 21, 1955.
Entered into force July 21, 1955.
6 UST 2917 (PDF 29KB); TIAS 3337; 265 UNTS 418.

Agreement relating to redistributable and excess equipment and materials furnished pursuant to the mutual defense assistance program. Exchange of notes at Ankara May 26, 1955.
Entered into force May 26, 1955.
6 UST 2071 (PDF 37KB); TIAS 3275; 262 UNTS 97.

Amendment:

August 10, 1962 (13 UST 2628(PDF 33KB); TIAS 5232; 462 UNTS 350).

Agreement relating to a program of offshore procurement, with memorandum of understanding and model contract attached, and exchange of notes. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara June 29, 1955.
Entered into force June 29, 1955.
6 UST 3729 (PDF 131KB); TIAS 3372.

Agreement of cooperation. 
Signed at Ankara March 5, 1959.
Entered into force March 5, 1959.
10 UST 320(PDF 33KB); TIAS 4191; 327 UNTS 293.

Agreement relating to the introduction of modern weapons into NATO defense forces in Turkey.
Exchange of notes at Ankara September 18 and October 28, 1959.
Entered into force October 28, 1959.
10 UST 1866(PDF 29KB); TIAS 4350; 360 UNTS 265.

Agreement for the establishment of a facility for repairing and rebuilding M-12 range finders in Turkey.
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 30, 1959. 
Entered into force November 30, 1959.
10 UST 2027(PDF 41KB); TIAS 4372; 361 UNTS 107.

Agreement relating to a weapons production program. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara March 2, 1960.
Entered into force March 2, 1960.
11 UST 1322 (PDF 61KB); TIAS 4465; 372 UNTS 37.

Agreement concerning duty certificates in implementation of article VII of the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty regarding the status of their forces. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara September 24, 1968.
Entered into force September 24, 1968.
19 UST 6317 (PDF 45KB); TIAS 6582; 702 UNTS 235.

Agreement concerning payment to the United States of net proceeds from the sale of defense articles furnished under the military assistance program. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara October 9 and 10, 1974.
Entered into force October 10, 1974; effective July 1, 1974.
25 UST 2494 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 7933.

Agreement concerning the grant of defense articles and  services under the military assistance program. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara August 15 and 31, 1979.
Entered into force August 31, 1979.
30 UST 7299(PDF 33KB); TIAS 9588; 1182 UNTS 93.

Amendment:

August 13 and September 24, 1982 (TIAS 10502(PDF 29KB)).

Agreement for cooperation on defense and economy in accordance with articles II and III of the North Atlantic Treaty, with related note; supplementary agreement number 1 on defense support; supplementary agreement number 2 on defense industrial cooperation; and supplementary agreement number 3 on installations, with implementing agreements (annexes).
Signed at Ankara March 29, 1980.
Entered into force December 18, 1980.
32 UST 3323 (PDF 692KB); TIAS 9901.

Memorandum of understanding on cooperative measures for enhancing air defense capabilities of selected COBs in Turkey. 
Signed at Washington and Ankara November 14 and December 26, 1984. 
Entered into force December 26, 1984.
TIAS

Agreement supplementing and extending the agreement  of March 29, 1980 for cooperation on defense and economy. 
Exchange of letters at Washington March 16, 1987. 
Entered into force March 16, 1987.
TIAS
(PDF 70KB)

Acquisition and cross-servicing agreement, with annexes. 
Signed at Ankara and Stuttgart July 26 and August 12, 1996.
Entered into force August 12, 1996.
TIAS 12789 (PDF 33KB)

Support and procedures arrangement.
Signed at Ankara December 1, 2000.
Entered into force December 1, 2000.
TIAS (PDF 66KB)

Memorandum of understanding for a bilateral missile defense architecture analysis. 
Signed at Washington and Ankara May 31 and June 6, 2001.
Entered into force June 6, 2001.
TIAS
(PDF 86KB)

Letter of agreement concerning the use of the Turkish NATO Pipeline System (TNPS), with
annexes.
Signed December 30 and 31, 2004.
Entered into force December 31, 2004.
TIAS (PDF 90KB)

Amendment
July 11 and 17, 2008.

Administrative arrangement concerning accommodation, facilities, services and assistance made available to personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States of America at Headquarters NATO Rapid Deployable Corps-Turkey (NRDC-T), with annex.
Signed January 5 and February 10, 2005.
Entered into force February 10, 2005.
TIAS(PDF 74KB)

ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION

Agreement on aid to Turkey. 
Signed at Ankara July 12, 1947.
Entered into force July 12, 1947.
61 Stat. 2953; TIAS 1629; 11 Bevans 1163 (PDF 33KB); 7 UNTS 309.

Economic cooperation agreement. 
Signed at Ankara July 4, 1948.
Entered into force July 13, 1948.
62 Stat. 2566; TIAS 1794; 11 Bevans 1166 (PDF 78KB); 24 UNTS 67.

Amendments:
January 31, 1950 (1 UST 188 (PDF 86KB); TIAS 2037; 76 UNTS 258).
August 16, 1951 (3 UST 54 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 2392; 152 UNTS 276).
December 30, 1952 (3 UST 5348 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 2742; 185 UNTS 330).

Agreement concerning economic assistance to Turkey for the acquisition of prefabricated huts to be used as facilities for primary schools. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara May 26, 1959.
Entered into force May 26, 1959.
10 UST 1303 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 4273; 354 UNTS 57.

Agency for International Development:

December 5, 1978 (30 UST 6615 (PDF 37KB); TIAS 9571; 1182 UNTS 85).
November 1, 1979 (31 UST 4704 (PDF 41KB); TIAS 9634; 1202 UNTS 325).
January 28, 1980 (31 UST 5612 (PDF 41KB); TIAS 9678; 1234 UNTS 285).
November 20, 1981 (33 UST 4061 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 10282).
December 17, 1982 (TIAS 10631 (PDF 33KB); 1935 UNTS 313).
April 22, 1983 (TIAS 10725 (PDF 49KB); 1607 UNTS 113).
September 30, 1983 (TIAS 10725 (PDF 49KB); 1607 UNTS 123).
December 24, 1984 (NP).
December 24, 1984 (NP).
December 29, 1986 (NP).
January 8, 1987 (NP).

Education

Agreement for the establishment of the United States Educational Commission in Turkey,  and exchanges of notes. 
Signed at Ankara December 27, 1949.
Entered into force March 21, 1950.
1 UST 603(PDF 90KB); TIAS 2111; 98 UNTS 141.

Amendments:
January 8, 1957 (8 UST 41 (PDF 41KB); TIAS 3737; 266 UNTS 404).
February 1, 1960 (11 UST 399 (PDF 53KB); TIAS 4458; 371 UNTS 282).
April 21 and May 30, 1961 (12 UST 661 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 4766; 409 UNTS 302).
April 26 and May 2, 1967 (18 UST 1654 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 6307; 692 UNTS 400).

Employment

Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official government employees.
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 23, 1999. 
Entered into force February 3, 2000
TIAS 13072(PDF 45KB)

Environmental Cooperation

Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit  the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices.
Signed at Ankara May 5, 1995.
Entered into force May 5, 1995.
TIAS 12643. (PDF 53KB)

Extradiction

Treaty on extradition and mutual assistance in criminal matters. 
Signed at Ankara June 7, 1979.
Entered into force January 1, 1981.
32 UST 3111 (PDF 37KB); TIAS 9891.

Finance

Agreement relating to assurances by the Government of Turkey with respect to guaranties to investors pursuant to article III of the economic cooperation agreement, as amended. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 15, 1951.
Entered into force November 15, 1951.
3 UST 3720(PDF KB); TIAS 2500; 177 UNTS 315.

Amendments:
January 15, 1957 (8 UST 202(PDF 246KB); TIAS 3761; 280 UNTS 79).
November 27, 1964 (15 UST 2197(PDF 41KB); TIAS 5704; 531 UNTS 322).

Agreement regarding ownership and use of local currency repayments made by Turkey to the Development Loan Fund. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara September 6, 1958.
Entered into force September 6, 1958.
9 UST 1251(PDF 33KB); TIAS 4111; 336 UNTS 85.

Agreements regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. 
Signed at Washington and Ankara September 21 and December 5, 1978.
Entered into force December 7, 1978.
30 UST 2723(PDF 33KB); TIAS 9361; 1171 UNTS 3.

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes. 
Signed at Ankara December 11, 1979.
Entered into force January 14, 1980.
32 UST 1461(PDF 33KB); TIAS 9783; 1234 UNTS 273.

Implementing agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to the Agency for International Development.
Signed at Ankara April 22, 1980.
Entered into force April 22, 1980;
effective January 14, 1980.
32 UST 1549(PDF 188KB); TIAS 9786; 1234 UNTS 293.

Agreement regarding the consolidation and re-scheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with agreed minute and annexes. 
Signed at Ankara October 24, 1980.
Entered into force November 24, 1980.
32 UST 3674(PDF 53KB); TIAS 9909; 1267 UNTS 347.

Implementing agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to the Agency for International Development. Signed at Ankara February 7, 1981; entered into force February 7, 1981.
33 UST 1057(PDF 115KB); TIAS 10091; 1280 UNTS 437.

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of payments due under P. L. 480 Title I agricultural commodity agreements, with annexes. 
Signed at Ankara March 27, 1981.
Entered into force March 27, 1981.
33 UST 1545(PDF 94KB); TIAS 10131.

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed or insured by the United States Government and its agencies, with annexes and agreed minute. 
Signed at Ankara September 24, 1981.
Entered into force November 2, 1981.
34 UST 1469(PDF 180KB); TIAS 10432.

Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of payments due under P.L. 480 Title I agricultural commodity agreements, with annexes. 
Signed at Ankara November 25, 1981.
Entered into force November 25, 1981.
34 UST 1469(PDF 74KB); TIAS 10432.

Implementing agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to the Agency for International Development.
Signed at Ankara January 22, 1982.
Entered into force January 22, 1982.
34 UST 1469(PDF 623KB); TIAS 10432.

General Relations

Agreement for the regularization of relations between the United States and Turkey. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara February 17, 1927.
Entered into force February 17, 1927.
Foreign Relations, 1927, Vol. III, p. 794 ff.;
11 Bevans 1109. (PDF 41KB)

Investment

Treaty concerning the reciprocal encouragement and protection of investments, with protocol.
Signed at Washington December 3, 1985.
Entered into force May 18, 1990.
TIAS
(PDF 127KB)

Judicial Assistance (See Extradition)

Lend-Lease

Agreement on the principles applying to aid under the Act of March 11, 1941, and exchanges of notes. 
Signed at Ankara February 23,utual  1945.
Entered into force February 23, 1945.
59 Stat. 1476; EAS 465; 11 Bevans 1147 (PDF 45KB); 121 UNTS 165.

Agreement on lend-lease and claims. 
Signed at Ankara May 7, 1946.
Entered into force May 25, 1946.
60 Stat. 1809; TIAS 1541; 11 Bevans 1158 (PDF 45KB); 6 UNTS 293.

Mutual Security

Agreement relating to the assurances required by the Mutual Security Act of 1951. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara January 7, 1952.
Entered into force January 7, 1952.
3 UST 4660 (PDF 45KB); TIAS 2621; 179 UNTS 121.

Narcotic Drugs

Arrangement for the direct exchange of certain information  regarding the traffic in narcotic drugs. 
Exchange of notes at Constantinople and Angora February 18 and October 3, 1928.
Entered into force October 3, 1928.
11 Bevans 1117. (PDF 33KB)

Patents

Agreement to facilitate interchange of patent rights and  technical information for purposes of defense. 
Signed at Ankara May 18, 1956.
Entered into force April 2, 1957.
8 UST 597 (PDF 57KB); TIAS 3809; 283 UNTS 167.

Agreement approving the procedures for reciprocal filing of classified patent  applications in the United States and Turkey. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara March 17 and September 16, 1959.
Entered into force September 16, 1959.
11 UST 388 (PDF 57KB); TIAS 4456; 371 UNTS 314.

Peace Corps

Agreement relating to the establishment of a Peace Corps program in Turkey. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara August 27, 1962.
Entered into force August 27, 1962.
13 UST 2263 (PDF 33KB); TIAS 5193; 461 UNTS 55.

Postal Matters

Agreement concerning the exchange of parcel post, and regulations of execution. 
Signed at Washington July 2 and at Ankara May 25, 1935.
Entered into force August 1, 1935.
49 Stat. 3201 (PDF 893KB); 164 LNTS 125.

International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations.
Signed at Ankara and Washington October 16 and November 29, 1984.
Entered into force March 21, 1985.
TIAS 11012 (PDF 70KB); 2022 UNTS 87.

Memorandum of understanding concerning the operation of the BUREAUFAX service. 
Signed at Ankara and Washington February 14 and March 14, 1990.
Entered into force March 15, 1990.
TIAS 11712. (PDF 41KB)

Prisoner Transfer

Treaty on the enforcement of penal judgments.
Signed at Ankara June 7, 1979.
Entered into force January 1, 1981.
32 UST 3187 (PDF 139KB); TIAS 9892.

Refugees

Agreement concerning the reimbursement of costs arising from  the transit of United States Government employees and their families.
Done at Ankara September 13, 1996.
Entered into force September 13, 1996.
TIAS

Scientific Cooperation

Agreement relating to scientific and technological cooperation, with annexes. 
Signed at Ankara June 14, 1994.
Entered into force June 14, 1994.
TIAS 12185.(PDF 45KB)

Extension:
May 28 and June 21, 1999.

Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific  and technical cooperation in the earth sciences. 
Signed at Reston and Istanbul February 22 and April 2, 1999.
Entered into force April 2, 1999.
TIAS
(PDF 33KB)

Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical cooperation  in the earth sciences, with annexes. 
Signed at Reston and Ankara February 7 and April 10, 2002.
Entered into force April 10, 2002.
TIAS
(PDF 45KB)

Seismic Observations

Agreement concerning the closure of Belbasi installation and the activation of a new seismic research station.
Signed at Ankara February 8, 2000.
Entered into force March 30, 2004.
TIAS (PDF 78KB)

Shipping

Agreement relating to jurisdiction over vessels utilizing the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. 
Exchange of notes at Washington April 9 and 10, 1984.
Entered into force April 10, 1984.
TIAS 11239 (PDF 29KB); 2174 UNTS 187

Surplus Property

Agreement approving the procedures to be used in the sale of  excess and/or scrap property in Turkey by the United States. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara October 6 and November 13, 1959.
Entered into force November 13, 1959.
10 UST 1990 (PDF 45KB); TIAS 4366; 361 UNTS 3.

Taxation

Agreement relating to relief from Turkish taxation on expenditures made by or on behalf of the United States for common defense, with annex and minute. 
Signed at Ankara June 23, 1954.
Entered into force June 23, 1954.
5 UST 1258 (PDF 156KB); TIAS 2996; 222 UNTS 161.

Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal  evasion with respect to taxes on income, with protocol.
Signed at Washington March 28, 1996.
Entered into force December 19, 1997.
TIAS
(PDF 213KB)

Telecommunications

Arrangement relating to radio communications between  amateur stations on behalf of third parties. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 27, 1996.
Entered into force November 27, 1996.
TIAS 12818 (PDF 12KB)

Agreement relating to the reciprocal granting of authorizations to permit licensed amateur radio operators of either country to operate their stations in the other country. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara November 27, 1996.
Entered into force November 27, 1996.
TIAS 12819 (PDF 16KB)

Trade (See also Commerce)

Agreement relating to subsidization of exports in the context of the agreement on interpretation and application of articles VI, XVI, and XXIII (subsidies code) of the general agreement on tariffs and trade (TIAS 9619). 
Exchange of letters at Washington February 25, 1985.
Entered into force February 25, 1985.
TIAS 11322. (PDF 37KB)

Visa arrangement concerning textiles and textile articles, with annex.  Exchange of letters at Washington and Ankara January 10, 1987.
Entered into force January 10, 1987; effective March 1, 1987.
NP

Amendments:
November 22 and 24, 1988 (NP).
June 29 and July 17, 1989 (NP).

Agreement concerning trade in cotton and man-made fiber textiles  and textile products, with annexes. 
Exchange of notes at Ankara October 19 and November 16, 1988.
Entered into force November 16, 1988; effective July 1, 1988.
NP

Amendments and extensions:
June 30 and July 26, 1989 (NP).
July 29 and August 6, 1991 (NP).
April 27 and May 13, 1992 (NP).
October 31 and November 30, 1994 (NP).

Visas

Agreement relating to passport visas and visa fees. 
Exchange of notes at Washington June 27, August 8, September 27, and October 11, 1955.
Entered into force October 11, 1955; operative December 1, 1955.
7 UST 337 (PDF 61KB); TIAS 3508; 272 UNTS 145.

Note
* The status of this agreement is under review. 

Weapons

Agreement regarding cooperation to faciliate the provision of assistance for preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Signed at Ankara June 14, 2005.
Entered into force June 9, 2008.
TIAS

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