IPC - Istanbul Policy Center




Director: Fuat Keyman

EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Ahmet Evin

General Statement
Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) is an independent policy research institute with global outreach. Its main aim is fostering academic research in social sciences and its application to policy making. IPC is firmly committed to providing decision-makers, opinion leaders, academics, and general public with innovative and objective analyses in key domestic and foreign policy issues. The institute has expertise in a wide range of areas, including—but not exhaustive to—Turkey-EU-U.S. relations, conflict resolution, education, climate change, Middle East, democratization, current trends of political and social transformation in Turkey, as well as the impact of civil society and local governance on this metamorphosis. IPC stands out from many of its peers with its exceptional access to intellectual capital and vast reserves of scientific knowledge at Sabancı University. IPC thus offers policy makers, academics and young researchers a unique platform where sound academic research in social sciences shapes hands-on policy work.

Areas of work

  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation
  • Civic Participation
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Political and Social Trends in Turkey
  • Turkey – EU Relations
  • Turkey – US Relations
  • Urban Transformation


Objective of the Euromed / Middle East programme
IPC’s objective is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of policy research, teaching, and outreach on the EuroMed area as part of its EU-Turkey program. To this end, it has launched in 2001 Turkey’s EU Observatory (which was conducted for several years in cooperation with IEMed). This program draws on the faculty resources of Sabanci University’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and three Jean Monnet professors. In 2012 Anna Lindh-La Caixa chair in EuroMed was established.


Membership to other networks

Civilian Capacities (CivCap) Network

Practical information

Bankalar Caddesi, No: 2

Sabancı University Karaköy Minerva Han

34420 Karakoy / Istanbul, Turkey

Phone: + 90 212 292 4939
Website: www.ipc.sabanciuniv.edu


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