Here, I summarize the current status of diurnal birds of prey in Turkey. This review was based on field surveys conducted in 2001 and 2002, and a literature review. I completed 661 field surveys in different regions of Turkey in 2001 and 2002. I recorded 37 species of diurnal raptors, among the 40 species known in the country. In addition, some adverse factors such as habitat loss, poisoning, killing, capturing or disturbing raptors, and damaging their eggs were seen during observations.