Ottoman Researches Foundation

Osmanlı Araştırmaları Vakfı (OSAV)
وقف البحوث العثمانية
Ottoman Researches Foundation

Membership Number: 27
Membership Date and Place: 31 December 2005, Founding Member
Year Founded and Place:1994, Istanbul
Area of Activities: Education and Culture, Tableegh and Da’wah, Research and Analysis
Country: Turkey
President: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgunduz

Brief Introduction
It was founded in Istanbul in 1994 by Retired General Sami Karamisir, businessman and industrialist Ibrahim Aslan and Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgündüz, in order to support the researches on Ottoman history, civilization, law and culture. The moral effort is of Sami Karamisir Pasha while the financial support is of Mr. Ibrahim Aslan. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees include Mustafa Kavurmacı, Mustafa Kuralkan, İsmail Erbay and Assoc. Dr. Said Öztürk. The Foundation, which has publications in various genres about the Ottoman State, has been operating since 1999 with its headquarters in front of Gülhane Park.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgunduz
He was born in Diyarbakır in 1955. He finished Gaziantep Imam-Hatip and Gaziantep High School Sciences Faculty. He graduated from Erzurum University Faculty of Islamic Sciences in 1980 and from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1982. He became a law associate professor in Konya Selcuk University Faculty of Law in 1987 and a law professor in Dumlupınar University in 1993. In 1997-1998 he was a visiting professor at Princeton University. He is still the President of the Rotterdam Islamic University. Married with two children, he speaks Arabic, Dutch, English and Persian.

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