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Orient-Institute Istanbul

First founded to provide a safe alternative location for Orient-Institut Beirut of Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) during the last phase of the civil war in Lebanon, the institute continues to be affiliated with its mother institute in Beirut. Today, both institutes operate under the umbrella of Verbund der Deutschen Geisteswissenschaftlichen Institute im Ausland (D.G.I.A.). Orient-Institute Istanbul promotes research on historical and contemporary topics in the fields of Turkish and Ottoman Studies, Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, the Study of the Christian Near East, as well as research in the social sciences.

The tasks of Orient-Institute Istanbul include:

The Orient-Institut Istanbul is advised and supported in its tasks by a scientific advisory board.