Last updated: 06 October 2016

In 2015, the Republic of Turkey provided US$25,000 through the ITF (International Trust Fund) Enhancing Human Security for victim assistance activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

Turkey is also affected by antipersonnel and antivehicle mines, as well as improvised explosive devices (IEDs).[2] Between 1998–2012, Turkey has reported contributing approximately 68.7 million Turkish Lira (approximately $30 million) to its own mine clearance efforts.[3] Turkey has not reported the amounts contributed since then. Turkey indicated that a budget for its mine clearance operations would be developed when its national mine action center becomes operational.[4]

In 2014, the European Union (EU) contributed €19,800,000 ($26,328,060) for clearance activities in the eastern border regions, as part of an integrated border management project.[5] Turkey did not receive international funding in 2015.

[1] ITF Enhancing Human Security, “Annual Report 2015,” April 2016, p. 22.

[2] For more details, see, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor, “Country Profile: Turkey: Mine Action.”

[3] Article 5 deadline Extension Request, 29 March 2013, p. 10.

[5] Email from Jérôme Legrand, Policy Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Conventional Weapons and Space Division (K1), European External Action Service (EEAS), 11 June 2015. Average exchange rate for 2014: €1=US$1.3297. US Federal Reserve, “List of Exchange Rates (Annual),” 2 January 2015.