Turkish Historical Society

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Not to be confused with Turkish Historical Society.
Turkish Historical Society
Established April 15, 1931 (1931-04-15)
Deputy President Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Beyhan
Location Ankara, Turkey
Website www.ttk.gov.tr

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.[citation needed] 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:

  • Tevfik Bıyıklıoğlu (1931-1932)
  • Prof. Dr. Yusuf Akçura (1932-1935)
  • Hasan Cemil Çambel (1935-1941)
  • Ord. Prof. Dr. Şemsettin Günaltay (1941-1961)
  • Ord. Prof. Dr. Şevket Aziz Kansu (1962-1973)
  • Ord. Prof. Dr. Enver Ziya Karal (1973-1982)
  • Ord. Prof. Dr. Sedat Alp (1982-1983)
  • Prof. Dr. Yaşar Yücel (1983-1992)
  • Prof. Dr. Neşet Çağatay (deputy) (1992-1993)
  • Prof. Dr. İbrahim Agah Çubukçu (deputy) (1993)
  • Prof. Dr. Yusuf Halaçoğlu (1993-2008)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Birinci (2008-2011)
  • Prof. Dr. Bahaeddin Yediyıldız (deputy) (2011-2012)
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Metin Hülagü (2012-2014)
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Beyhan (deputy) (2014-)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "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. [dead link]

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