About AVİM

AVİM, founded in 2009, is an independent, non-profit think tank based in Ankara that operates under the umbrella of Turkmeneli Cooperation and Culture Foundation. AVİM carries out its work with researchers and analysts who are Master’s and PhD students, PhD Candidates and holders of doctoral degrees, and administrative personnel.


Our Mission

AVİM aims to provide researchers, scholars, journalists, policy makers, and the broader community with comprehensive and in-depth perspectives about the current political affairs in the regions which are strategically important to Turkey, particularly Europe, the Balkans, the Wider Black Sea Region, the Caucasus and Central Asia. AVİM also seeks to contribute to the understanding of challenges and opportunities that Turkey faces within the changing global geopolitical context. The geopolitical position of Turkey requires utmost attention and vigilance to the developments in the Eurasian region with two hinges on the Balkans and the Caucasus. AVİM attributes particular attention to these two regions in its studies. Within this framework, AVİM has a special interest in the controversial Turkish-Armenian relations.


Our Vision

AVİM envisions building a network of scholars and experts on the Eurasian region to facilitate intellectual interchanges and cooperation. Pursuing this vision, AVİM collaborates with national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, independent policy institutions and universities, and aims to enhance those partnerships.


What We Do

AVİM publishes books and reports based on original research, conference proceedings and policy briefs both in print and electronic format. It organizes national and international conferences and workshops on the political developments in the Eurasian region. AVİM prepares a daily bulletin with news, commentaries and analyses covering the evolving new Eurasia on its website and distributes it via email reaching currently to 7,000 recipients.


The following four journals are being published by the cooperation between AVİM and Terazi Publishing. Three of them are peer-reviewed academic journals:

  • Ermeni Araştırmaları (in Turkish; since 2001)
  • Review of Armenian Studies (in English; since 2002)
  • International Crimes and History / Uluslararası Suçlar ve Tarih (bilingual in English and Turkish; since
  • 2005)
  • Eurasian World / Avrasya Dünyası (bilingual in English and Turkish; since 2017)