The Süleyman Demirel Scholarship
The Moshe Dayan Center has a particular 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.
The Demirel Program sponsors conferences, symposia, and guest lectures; provides scholarship funds for Israeli students studying in Turkey; and enhances the library resources for contemporary Turkish studies at Tel Aviv University.