With its series entitled The Arab Countries in the Ottoman Documents IRCICA aims to facilitate access of researchers whose working language is Arabic to the official documents of the Ottoman State concerning its Arab provinces. These documents are original sources on the history of those regions. The series’ first three volumes, published in 2010, 2011 and 2014 respectively, comprise documents from the periods of sultans Selim I and Sulaiman the Lawgiver. The fourth volume, published in 2015, is related to the Haramayn (Makkah al- Mukaramah and Madina al-Munawara) in the period of Sultan Selim II (974-982 H / 1566-1574). Volumes V and VI published in 2017 are related to the Iraqi provinces of the Ottoman State during the reign of Sultan Selim II (H 974-982 /1566-1574 AD).
Volume VII published in 2018 is related to the Gulf region in the 16th century. Each volume contains reproductions of the original documents compiled from the Turkish State Archives dating from the Ottoman period together with their translation and study in Arabic. The research project and book series will continue.