The International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies – ICCT, based in Milan (Italy), is an independent non-profit research center. We have no affiliations or links with governments or political parties. ICCT aims at acquiring scholarly and policy oriented multidisciplinary research on contemporary Turkey. Its unique strategic and geopolitical position makes Turkey one of today’s most interesting case studies in international relations. Its links with key areas such as the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Wider Black Sea and the Caucasus are also at the core of the scientific interest of the Center.
The long and complex relation between Turkey and the European Union is another crucial component of the discussion and analysis promoted by the Center. The multidisciplinary approach is at the core of the elaboration of multifaceted and wide-ranging analyses which can contribute significantly to the understanding of the articulated and mobile dynamics of contemporary Turkey and its regional partners.
Our main goals are:
1) to promote frequent and challenging high level meetings, seminars, conferences and publications, thanks to the participation and active involvement of experts from the worlds of academia, journalism, politics and business;
2) to create international academic networks and joint projects involving think tanks and civil society organizations, in order to enhance and improve the dialogue between Turkey and its regional partners as well as between Turkey and the European Union. The International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies sees itself as a laboratory for innovation and for the promotion of a rich interdisciplinary debate providing an opportunity for exchanging and sharing ideas and projects.