Turkish Historical Society

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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]

In July 2008 its president Yusuf Halaçoğlu was dismissed.[3] It was speculated that the decision reflected 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:

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  1. ^ a b "Short History of the Turkish Historical Society". Turkish Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Presidents" (in Turkish). Turkish Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ Özerkan, Fulya (2008-07-24). "Controversial historian dismissed from office". Turkish Daily News. Retrieved 2008-07-25. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Demirci, Mehmet (2008-07-24). "Armenian envoy attends Turkish reception at UN". Zaman. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 

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