About Us

Istanbul Political Research Institute (IstanPol) is an independent think tank that works towards the production of scientific knowledge on democratization, human and social development and foreign policy and produces research projects and policy proposals on these issues to share with the public.


IstanPol aims to be one of the foremost platforms of discussion and research into Turkish social sciences through collaborating with educational institutions as well as independent academics.

IstanPol aims to contribute to individual freedom, to social and political justice, to world peace, to democracy and sustainable development through its work.

In all of its studies and activities, IstanPol embraces the principles of gender equality, independence, objectivity and accountability.