Center for Modern Turkish Studies
İstanbul Şehir University Center for Modern Turkish Studies supports the creation of knowledge within the context of social sciences and humanities by its high quality research dealing with the issues of our country by focusing on the last two centuries.

The Center aims to be a resource for reliable knowledge, fruit of an independent research in order to call for attention of the international community of scholars to the field of Turkish Studies. Its major goal is to become a center of attraction by establishing an international network of researchers and scholars from different disciplines specializing on Turkey. 

The Center runs an M.S. Program on Modern Turkish Studies within the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities since and organizes national and international seminars and conferences and publishes reports and papers. 

Our program is supported by more than 20 full-time faculty members and instructors from Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, History, Law, Literature, Communication and Islamic Studies as well as faculty members and experts from other fields and institutions. Language of instruction is English. We have 30 graduate students. Additionally, Center for Modern Turkish Studies organizes short-term special programs and summer schools providing the analytical and in-depth knowledge about Turkey to those who work at the international institutions and think tanks and to the policymakers.​