Turkish Historical Society

Turkish Historical Society
Established April 15, 1931 (1931-04-15)
President Prof. Dr. Refik TURAN
Location Ankara, Turkey
Website www.ttk.gov.tr
Logo of Turkish Historical Society - Double Headed Eagle

The Turkish Historical Society also known as Turkish Historical Association or Turkish History Foundation (Turkish: Türk Tarih Kurumu, TTK) is a research society studying the history of Turkey and the Turkish people, founded in 1931 by the initiative of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, with headquarters in Ankara, Turkey.[1]


The institute releases a regular bulletin called Belleten.[1]


The institution's first president was Tevfik Bıyıklıoğlu.[2]

Its most recent president was Yusuf Halaçoğlu, who was dismissed on July 2008.[3] It is speculated that the decision reflects the government's desire for rapprochement with Armenia. Shortly before the decision, foreign minister Ali Babacan greeted Armen Martirosyan, Armenia's ambassador to the United Nations, in a reception related to Turkey's temporary accession the UN Security Council.[4] Before that, president Serzh Sargsyan had invited his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gül, to a World Cup qualifying game between the two countries' national soccer teams.

Presidents by the following years:

See also


  1. 1 2 "Short History of the Turkish Historical Society". Turkish Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  2. "Presidents" (in Turkish). Turkish Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  3. Özerkan, Fulya (2008-07-24). "Controversial historian dismissed from office". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
  4. Demirci, Mehmet (2008-07-24). "Armenian envoy attends Turkish reception at UN". Zaman. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
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