Military bases in Turkey constitute an important leg of Turkey-NATO relations. In that sense, establishment of military bases and their use had become the most important. elements of the bargaining process between Turkey and NATO during Turkey's accession to the alliance. The issue of military bases also continued to play a vital role in relations between Turkey and the alliance after Turkey was granted a membership. Turkey's role in the alliance was very much linked to the use of military bases located in the country throughout the Cold War. This role, at the same time, has brought along series of heated discussions over the status and functions of these bases. It is possible to examine continuity and discontinuity in legal status and functions of military bases deployed by NATO in Turkey. in different periods.