The Turkish Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) was founded in 1974 as a private organization.It’s Council of Administration is composed of academicians, diplomats and bureaucrats. The founder of the Institute, Mr. Seyfi Tashan, is also the President. The Turkish Foreign Policy Institute aims at contributing to foreign policy through research, meetings and publications.
Researchers come mostly from the Turkish universities.International conferences,seminars and workshops are organized mainly in cooperation with foreign counterparts.The Institute publishes by annual “Foreign Policy/Dış Politika”.
The FPI and its director are currently members of a number of international research and study centers.
It is currently affiliated to the Turkish Foundation for International Relations and Strategic Studies.