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A Welcome Message from the Executive Director

January 12, 2012

Greetings enthusiasts of Turkey!

Sinan CiddiSince its inception in 1982, the institute has dedicated its resources to supporting the academic study of Turkey through a generous grants program for American students, scholars and universities. A glance at our Past Recipients pages will indicate that ITS has helped create numerous faculty lines, provided book subventions, helped students study abroad in Turkey and provided sabbatical and dissertation writing grants all in the name of furthering the cause of promoting Turkish Studies within the United States.

With a dedicated Board of Governors, ITS continues to look for new ways to further its mission. In addition to continuing our grants program, the organization is dedicated to an active outreach program, participating in academic conferences, performing campus visits and collaborating with comparable organizations in the wider Washington area.

As the national organization dedicated to supporting the development of Turkish Studies, our new website also strives to be a national resource for all interested in the academic study of Turkey.

Having browsed through our pages, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have further questions.

Warm regards,

Sinan Ciddi