Institute for Turkish Studies is a nonprofit research center in the Netherlands, which conducts independent scientific research within the framework of responsibilities and the knowledge of the Dutch identity-nationality. The institute focuses on global developments, especially developments in Turkey and the Netherlands, which are  presented objectively.

The institute aims to accomplish this by academic and scientific research through its own researchers, as well as various national and international professors. The institute will frequently be organizing conferences, book lectures and other activities.

By doing so, the institute aims to create a realistic outline of Turkey to the general public in the Netherlands, based on scientific and academic research. The institute also translates internationally renowned publications into Dutch in order to create an adequate and just picture of Turkey, Turks and other related topics in the field of scientific and academic research.