The Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII) was founded in 1962 with the aim of promoting Swedish and Nordic research about Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean as well as other regions that are connected linguistically, culturally, or historically.

Provided a unique basis for activities within the compound of the Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul, the SRII has had its premises and main activities within the old Dragoman (interpreter) house since 1974. The auditorium on the old courtyard was inaugurated in 1999; the adjacent Annex or guest house opened in 2010.

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In light of the uncertainty concerning the new Corona virus and COVID-19, and our shared responsibility to do what we can to contribute to the mitigation efforts, we have decided to close our guest house and postpone planned public events until further notice. This homepage will be updated as soon as things are going back to normal again.
Winter / Spring 2020
No 7
The Latest Issue of Our Bulletin Kalabalik!
The Latest Issue of Our Bulletin Kalabalik!
On the comings and goings of a research institute