The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA ) is a non-profit research institute dedicated to innovative studies on national, regional, and international issues. The objective of SETA is to produce up-to-date and accurate knowledge and analyses in the fields of politics, economy and society and inform policy makers and the public on changing political, economic, social and cultural conditions. SETA evaluates national and international issues in an historical and cultural context.

As a research and policy recommending institution, SETA provides a forum for international dialogue to bring different views together with international scholarly standards, and contributes to the formation of a common ground. Through research reports, publications, brain storming sessions, conferences and policy recommendations, SETA seeks to guide leaders in government, civil society and business and contributes to the informed decision making mechanisms in Turkey. SETA’s mission is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research, enrich the strategic debate and provide decision-makers both in the public and private sectors with authoritative and independent information, analysis and proposals for action.

SETA conducts research projects on current political, economic and social issues with a view towards providing policy recommendations. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, SETA takes into account the growing interdependence of political, economic and socio-cultural issues at the national, regional and international levels and seeks to generate knowledge conducive to a social vision based on peace, justice, equality, and the rule of law.