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A research centre dedicated to the study of Turkey and the surrounding regions through the ages. While its initial focus was on archaeological excavation projects in Turkey, the institute also supports research on Ottoman architectural history in the Balkans, a topic close to the heart of the late Machiel Kiel, the institute’s former director. More recently, the institute’s academic activities have widened to include a range of disciplines under the overarching theme of heritage studies.
The Netherlands Institute in Turkey currently conducts and hosts three long-term research projects in archaeology, architectural history and heritage studies. It also organises conferences, lectures and workshops, and initiates and coordinates intensive summer courses for university students.
The institute is located in Merkez Han, a Koç University complex that also houses ANAMED, the university’s Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations.