The Global Studies and Class Strategies (GSCS) Research Group is currently constituted as a voluntary association of academics with similar research interests. Our primary focus of interest is Turkey’s path to democracy.  GSCS is independent of any institutional affiliation.  

The group was created in 2014 by the same team that founded and ran the Center for Global Studies (CGS) based at Yıldız Technical University, in Istanbul, between 2007-2013, and aims to continue the work started there.