- About Us
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Our department was established in 2012 within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and started to accept students in the 2014-2015 academic year. Between 2014-2015 academic year and 2019-2020 academic year, our department was managed by our founding chairman Professor Bülent BAYRAM.
As of 2019-2020 academic year, Department Chairmanship is Associate Professor Abdulkadir ATICI. Deputy Head of Department is Dr. İlker TOSUN. Our department has a Professor, 3 Associate Professors, 2 Phd and 3 Research Assistants. It consists of a total of 9 academic staff members.
The department provides interdisciplinary education on the Turkic dialects, literatures, history, socio-cultural structures, and international relations of the Turkic world, which is spread out overvastregions, including, most importantly, Central Asia.
Our students graduate after completing an undergraduate thesis under the supervision of a thesis advisor and on a research topic in the field of their choice, thereby earning the title “Turcologist.”
A wide array of professional fields awaits our graduates. In addition to enjoying the rich business opportunities in the private sector dealing with the Turkic republics, our graduates can work as area experts in related organizations and establishments, as well as research institutions. Upon fulfilling relevant pedagogic requirements, our graduates can also become teachers of Turkish language and literature in national educational institutions at middle and high school levels.
Our department's Master's Program with Thesis was opened in 2015 and it started to accept students in the 2016-2017 academic year.