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Institute of Turkish Studies Caught in Turkey’s Crackdown on Academic Freedom

For over 30 years, the Turkish government-funded Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) was the only U.S.-based nonprofit that supported the development of...

Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious centers for Turkish studies, the ITS awarded research grants to more than 400 scholars in the field throughout its history.

  • Liam Scott
  • The Hoya

The ITS aimed to advance the field of Turkish studies and improve the American public’s understanding of Turkey by awarding grants to scholars, hosting lectures and conferences, helping U.S. universities develop…

Despite its academic reputation and historic support of scholars, when the Turkish government decided to…

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