According to UA Professor Brian Silverstein, last year one-fifth of all of the students studying Turkish in the United States were doing so at the UA.
“Turkey’s past, present, and future furnish exceptionally important windows on several of the key regions and crucial issues of our time,” Silverstein said.
Given the interest in Turkey by students, the expertise on the region among UA faculty, and the importance of the region, the UA established the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies a few years ago.
A vote of confidence in the center just arrived from Rich and Bahar Delgado, who designated a portion of their UA estate gift to fund visiting scholars in Turkish studies.
The Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, or ACTS, is a research center that brings together a large and growing interdisciplinary group of faculty and students from across the UA campus to study all aspects of Turkish society, including history, politics, economy, literature, and music....