Several million archives classified in 2018
Erdinç Çelikkan – ANKARA
The Directorate of State Achieves under the Turkish Presidency last year classified 7 million archive documents covering the period from the beginning of the Ottoman history to today.
Of this figure, 6 million consists of archive documents from the beginning of Ottoman history to the declaration of the Turkish Republic, whereas the other 1 million documents cover the Turkish Republic era.
The Turkish Republic era has 30 million archive documents in total.
As part of the same project, the directorate also converted about 50 million archive documents into a digital format. Combined with another some 10 million digital archive documents similarly converted by other state institutions and already in hand, the figure reached 60 million digital documents.
During the work, some 40,256 documents have been restored.
Meanwhile, the directorate has undertaken checks on whether other state institutions were keeping up with care and conservation of archive materials in line with the regulations.
Within this framework, the directorate has inspected the relevant procedures of 18 institutions at the place of operations and in written reports. Among the institutions whose archives were inspected are: the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Central Bank, the Supreme Election Board (YSK) and the Revenue Administration.