Süleyman Demirel Program for Contemporary Turkish Studies

Suleyman Demirel, the 9th President of Turkey

The Moshe Dayan Center has a strong commitment to the study of contemporary Turkey and the promotion of Israeli-Turkish academic ties. In 1999, the Center inaugurated the Süleyman Demirel Program for Contemporary Turkish Studies. The program is a partnership between the Center and the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey, which has provided a permanent endowment, and is coordinated by Duygu Atlas.

The Demirel Program sponsors conferences, symposia, and guest lectures; provides scholarship funds for Israeli students studying in Turkey; and enhances the library resources of contemporary Turkish studies at Tel Aviv University.