Turkish think tanks
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Turkish think tanks are relatively new. Many of them are sister organizations of a political party or a company. University think tanks are not typical.
- 21st Century Turkey Institute; based in Ankara, undertakes research and projects on a large scale; from Turkish Foreign Policy to regional politics and geostrategy. [www.21yyte.org]
- Alternatif Politikalar Merkezi, Center For Alternative Policies based in Ankara / TURKEY Undertakes research and projects on economic and foreign policy and good governance.
- Ankara Strategy Institute  is an Ankara based independent think-tank organization established in 2011. It is distinguished from other think-tank organizations in Turkey with its analysts being all academicians.
- Association for Liberal Thinking is a libertarian think-tank centered in Ankara.
- Bahcesehir University Center for Economic and Social Research (Betam) was founded with the goal of establishing a tradition rooted in scientific research, and of becoming a universally accepted research platform. Betam consists of two main units. In the Economic Research Unit, it focuses on the research and development of economic policy in Turkey and abroad from a comparative perspective. In the Social Sciences Research Unit, it concentrates on the cultural, social and political structure of Turkey and its international relations.
- Education Reform Initiative (ERI) was launched within Sabancı University in 2003 with the aim of improving education policy and decision-making through research, advocacy, and training. ERI mobilizes a wide range of stakeholders in participatory education policy processes in pursuit of its mission of “quality education for all.”  Education Reform Initiative was ranked in The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index. See the result: 
- Foreign Policy Institute 
- Global Political Trends Center also known as GPoT Center is a liberal research unit at Istanbul Kultur University.
- 3H Movement is a liberal think tank and a young organization centered in Istanbul.
- Institute for Armenian Research (EREN) Privately funded organization.
- Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies (ASAM) Very close ties to Turkish diplomacy. First known think-tank in Turkey.
- Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey) Established in 2012 in London, United Kingdom. www.researchturkey.org
- International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) is an Ankara-based liberal think tank, established in 2004. An umbrella organization with 9 research centers, it has close ties with Turkish diplomacy, military and political circles. It is sponsored by the business world and member donations.
- S.E.T.A. Established in 2006. Close to the government. Conservative.
- Center for Strategic Economic Social Research Established in 2010.
- Strategic Outlook Konya based think tank. Established in 2011.
- S.E.S.A.R. (Turkish: Siyasi, Ekonomik, Sosyal Araştırmalar ve Strateji Geliştirme Merkezi). Implicated in the Ergenekon investigation, with its chief, İsmail Yıldız, jailed.
- Center for Turkey's Economic and Strategic Studies (TESAM) is an independent think tank, established in 2008.Undertakes research and projects on Turkey's history, international relations, strategy and foreign policy as well as economicand cultural issues
- T.A.S.A.M. is Istanbul-centred and nationalist.
- Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (T.E.S.E.V.) is a liberal research centre in Istanbul. Close to the business circles, yet less effective in political circles.
- Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) is a liberal research centre based in Ankara. Close to business circles, particularly chambers of commerce. Undertakes research and projects on economic and foreign policy and good governance.
- USTAD is Mardin centred and liberal democrat.İnternational strategic Analysis and Research Center Mardin-centred democratic-liberal think tank, established in 2011.(USTAD) 
- T.U.R.A.N.S.A.M. is Konya centred. Rightist nationalist, defenses Turkish Nationalism and TURANIAN Ideological Holy Union of World Turks'. Close to the military and National Action Party's ideologies. Established in 2007. Radical Islamic and Turkish Nationalist Think-Thank Organisation, NGO, Thought Producer Organisation. Founder President is Dr. Elnur Hasan MIKAIL(Ph. D. in History), also he's an Expert in an International Relations with the M. Sc. Degree in IR branch, born in old Sovietski street-Yasamal, Baku city, Republic of Azerbaijan. He immigrated to Turkey when he was 18 years old and since that date he lives in Turkey. He's a writer of 4 scientific books one of them written in English. - TURAN-CSR : TURAN Center for Strategical Researches, Konya based, nationalist Turkish Think-Thank org.
- T.U.S.A.M. is Ankara-centred. Leftist nationalist. Close to the ultra-nationalist military circles.
- Turkish Centre for International Relations & Strategic Analysis (TURKSAM). Ankara-centred nationalist think tank, established in 2004. Close to the military and Nationalist Action Party circles.
- "Turkey's think tank scene," Turkish Daily News Dec 27, 2005.
- Ersan Sabah, Hasan (2008-08-12). "Kürtçe yemin emri Öcalan'dan gelmiş". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- Read a sample paper in English from the Ergenekon case: "The role of the 'state' in international relations," file 320, addenda to the Ergenekon indictment, pg. 265-284.
- "Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation". Turkey - now. Turkish- U.S. Business Council. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
- EZER, Salim (2010-08-25). "Think Tank nedir ne işe yarar?". Retrieved 2010-08-25.