The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism (hereinafter referred to as the “Ministry”) aims to protect the Turkish cultural inheritance and to promote this inheritance to the national and international public via the website (hereinafter referred to as the “web/website”).

We as the Ministry are aware of how essential the privacy of our visitors is. Hence, we aim to provide you the necessary information about how your data may be processed and whom it may be shared by the Ministry. We intend to regulatory compliance with national and international legislation, including the Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698 (“Law”) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). 


Ministry acts as a Data Controller in accordance with the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and other valid legislation. In case you create a new account, fill in a form, request an e-newsletter to be sent to you, share your opinions and suggestions via the website, your name, surname and e-mail address data that you share with the Ministry are collected and processed automatically or non-automatically on condition that it is a part of the data recording system by Ministry.

Your personal data which is obtained through the above-mentioned methods via the website processed in accordance with the legal reasons regulated in the 2nd paragraph of the article 5 of the Law and the article 6 of the GDPR in order to send e-newsletter prepared under the scope of the website of the Ministry and to inform you regarding museums and archaeological sites which is the purpose of the establishment of the website, to convey informative and introductory content about programs, projects, events and activities for museums and archaeological sites in order to improve the services in line with your opinions and suggestions.

For more details on the protection, processing, transfer and storage of personal data in accordance with the law and the GDPR, see the explanatory text of the Turkish Museums.


Protecting the Turkish cultural inheritance and to promote this heritage to the national and international public through the website is aimed by The Ministry which is a Public Legal Entity. The purposes stated in Article 2 of this text and in the Clarification Text and upon your request informative and introductory electronic messages regarding museums and archaeological sites may be sent to you. In case an electronic message is sent to you through your contact information, you may request that such messages be stopped by way of the options existing in the sent messages. In this case, your request will be fulfilled by the Ministry.


The website contains several other links for the purposes of making easier to visit these websites and this allows to be viewed some contents prepared by the third parties through these links. 

The Ministry will not have any responsibility for these links, because there is not any control of Ministry on these third-party links and their contents. The terms and conditions applicable to the Ministry’s website will not be applied to your access and use of third-party websites.

You are fully responsible for your access, content, use and communication through the linked third-party websites. All personal data sharing to be carried out through the linked third-party websites will be subject to the information, other notifications and rules determined and published by the third-party acting as the data controller under applicable law and operating the website.


Cookies are small information files that are put on your computer by your internet network server via your web browser. When there is a connection between the web browser and the server, the website recognizes you over cookies. For more information about our cookie policy, details on how to delete or block cookies, and general information about cookies, please visit Cookies Policy.

Besides, we would like to state that by your usage of the Turkish Museums website of the Ministry, it is assumed that you have accepted all the matters in the Privacy Policy and Turkish Museums Cookie Policy and Personal Data Clarification Text are an integral part of this Privacy Policy.