Despite its international strategic importance, Turkey-the Middle East's largest pro-Western nation-remains largely unknown in the West. Bringing together widely scattered U.S. government and government-sponsored documents with limited distribution, this collection provides convenient access to a vast body of information never before readily available. These firsthand sources, dating from 1919 to 1986, shed light on a wide array of important issues and events in Turkey. Together, they form a major resource for students, scholars, and experts on the Middle East. Topics include: economic assistance, military assistance, agriculture, and commerce. In addition, the collection covers foreign relations, human rights issues, Turkish emigrant labor, economics and finance, rural conditions, terrorism, and a host of other topics crucial for understanding this important country.