About Us

Who are we?

Welcome to the Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies (IITSTUDIES). Founded in 2007 as a non-profit organization with no political affiliation, we are committed to fostering an environment where individuals can explore and appreciate the richness of Islam and Turkish culture. 

Our aim is:

At IITSTUDIES, we believe in the transformative power of education and dialogue. 

Our mission is to show that religions are not necessarily the main source of every conflict, hostility, and clashes among world civilizations, rather, religions can play major role in restoring world peace, respect, sympathy, trust and tolerance to different groups when the followers are educated, and guided properly to meet the needs of changing values of tomorrow’s world.

To achieve our mission, we aim to promote the study of world religions and spiritual faiths. This initiative is designed to cultivate wisdom and knowledge, fostering a renewed sense of gratitude and respect for the spiritual beliefs that individuals hold dear. By being in constant communication with other people who have different traditions from their own, we each have the opportunity to refine and appreciate our own beliefs and traditions.

It is our belief that a sustainable world peace could be achieved by sharing different perspectives. By listening without prejudice and offering unconditional respect, we aim to foster tolerance, mercy, love, and compassion. Our goal is to unite communities, promoting compassion, cooperation, partnership, and community service through interfaith activities such as dialogues and visits to significant religious sites.