The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a federation of national associations of certified radio amateurs, representing over 150 countries and separate territories around the world.

The three IARU Regions are organised to broadly mirror the structure of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its related regional telecommunications organisations. The Regions comprise:
- IARU Region 1: Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia
- IARU Region 2: The Americas
- IARU Region 3: Asia-Pacific

The IARU represents the interests of the Amateur Radio Service worldwide to relevant international organisations, promoting the interests of amateur radio and seeking to protect and enhance its spectrum privileges.

June 2006

Turkish society TRAC has completed the installation of amateur radio equipment at the Antalya Directorate of Agriculture (also used as an emergency operation centre). Comprehensive HF and VHF communication facilities have been installed, which will further strengthen the capability of amateurs in Turkey to support other services at times of natural disasters.

The photograph shows Aizi Sasa, TA1E explaining the installed facilities to the Lord Mayor of Antalya.