About Us

Foundation for Migration Studies

As a global issue, migration movements affect a wide geography, especially the source and target countries, and the political, cultural, economic and social dimensions of migration have become determinants of international policies. Turkey is especially a country of emigration to the world’s different regions, including West European countries and especially since the 1950s.

Over time, Turkish citizens living in different parts of the world have become a diaspora society by creating different and lasting areas with their social relations, political participation and commercial potential.

Founded in 2010, the Migration Research Foundation (GAV) primarily explores the cultural background, social, cultural and political issues of the Turkish community living abroad. It aims to make researches about the participation / adaptation / assimilation policies of the countries where the Turkish society lives, to develop solutions and to form public opinion and inform the decision makers. We aim to produce solutions to eliminate these problems by closely monitoring the problems faced by the Turks in the diaspora from public services to social and cultural issues in our country. In addition, starting from the experience of our community abroad, to do work related to asylum and migration issues in Turkey and we aim to support their participation policies.

HISTORY

Aim & Vision & Mission

Purpose

We aim to produce solutions to eliminate these problems by closely monitoring the problems faced by the Turks in the diaspora from public services to social and cultural issues in our country. In addition, starting from the experience of our community abroad, to do work related to asylum and migration issues in Turkey and we aim to support their participation policies.

Vision

To become a center in civil, academic and public sphere with the knowledge and human resources it produces in the field of migration and diaspora.

Mission

The Foundation conducts research, produces information and conducts educational activities in social, political, legal, economic, cultural and other fields related to migration and diaspora. It presents the information it produces to national and international public as well as solution and decision mechanisms.

Units

General Secretary

sekreterlik@gocvakfi.org

Administrative and Financial Affairs

idari@gocvakfi.org

Turkish as Mother Tongue and Bilingual Studies Center [TMTBSC]

tacdam@gocvakfi.org

Center for Research on Combating Islamophobia [CRCI]

idmam@gocvakfi.org

Research Center for the Rights of Muslim Minorities [RCRMM]

maham@gocvakfi.org

Turkish Diaspora Research Center [TDRC]

tudam@gocvakfi.org

Migration Research Center [MRC]

tugam@gocvakfi.org