Suzanne Taylor

RIPE NCC Internet Country Report: Türkiye

Suzanne Taylor

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We take a comprehensive look at the Internet landscape in Türkiye as the next in our series of RIPE NCC Internet Country Reports.

RIPE NCC Internet Country Report_Türkiye_November 2023 RIPE_NCC_Country_Report_2023_Turkiye.pdf – 2.0 MB

Our latest report looks at the Internet landscape in Türkiye as a unique country in the RIPE NCC's service region with its own challenges and opportunities. We examine the major market players and level of competition, Internet number resource holdings, IPv4 transfers and IPv6 readiness to understand the history and current state of Internet development in this country as well as its capacity for future growth.

We also analyse Internet resilience and stability by mapping the relationship between different networks in the country, international connectivity to the global Internet, access to root name servers, traffic paths and routing security.

IPv6 capability in Türkiye's major networks

The report's key findings include:

  • The market in Türkiye is heavily dominated by the local incumbent, making widespread competition somewhat difficult.
  • Despite only small amounts of IPv4 in the country, IPv6 capability is extremely low.
  • The influence of a small number of large providers is evident in the country’s domestic connectivity, although international connectivity shows a good level of diversity.
  • Local traffic exchange could likely be improved if local Internet exchange points were more heavily used.
  • RPKI uptake, which is related to routing security, is extremely high in the region.
Connections between networks in Türkiye

This is the 12th Internet country report that the RIPE NCC has produced in an ongoing effort to support Internet development throughout our service region by making our data and insights available to local technical communities and decision makers. We hope this report is used to inform discussion, provide technical insight and facilitate the exchange of information and best practices.

The full report, along with all of the previous Internet country reports, is available here.

Data Sources

We want to highlight the fact that these Internet country reports are largely based on publicly available data. We hope they give you an idea about the kind of data and analysis that's possible using RIPE NCC tools and services. If this report inspires you to learn more about those tools and maybe even explore what you can do with the data yourself, check out the following:

Let us know if you have any questions about the data contained in the report, the measurements tools we used, our analyses, or anything else.

Future Reports

We plan to continue producing these Internet country reports for countries and regions throughout the RIPE NCC's service region of Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia - and we want to hear from you about what would be most interesting and valuable. Please share your ideas with us below and let us know what you would like to see! 


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About the author

Suzanne Taylor is a Public Policy & Internet Governance Consultant. In her work with the RIPE NCC, she engages with a broad range of Internet stakeholders including the RIPE NCC membership, governments, law enforcement and intergovernmental organisations. From 2012 to 2016, she worked in communications at the RIPE NCC and has previously worked as a journalist and in media relations and science communications.

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