Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey


TEPAV was established by a group of businessman, bureaucrats and academicians for the purposes of conducting data-based policy analysis and policy making contributions. TEPAV became operational on December 2004 with the goal of enriching the content of information/data in ideological discussions and arguments. In addition to improving policy proposals, we help our ideas come to life through concrete projects.

We are strictly pursue the highest in ethical and academic standards. We produce vigorous, data-driven analysis and contribute a technical outlook to our fields of study. In this sense, the most important quality setting TEPAV aside from many other think tanks being established in Turkey is its full-time staff and the importance it attributes to program-based capacity building. As a think tank that has conducted projects 49 of Turkey's provinces and 21 countries across the world, we maintain a deep and wide-ranging network

Owing to our Constitution Platform Project in 2012, we were selected as one of the best 3 think tanks in Europe by the Think Tank Oscars in 2014, held by Spectator magazine in the UK. This year, we ranked among the top 40 think tanks operating in the fields of foreign policy and international relations in the World Think Tank list published by The University of Pennsylvania.

In 2015, when Turkey assumed the G20’s Presidency, TEPAV was given the leadership role in the "think 20" (T20) outreach group. TEPAV staff also provided content for "Business 20," led by the Chambers of Commerce and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB.) TEPAV staff was instrumental in bringing about a successful Turkish presidency. In line with the target of "inclusiveness" in Turkey's presidency, TEPAV organized a total of 12 conferences in T20 member and non-member countries, a first in the T20’s history.