View of Kayseri's city walls

Since summer 2004 ESI has undertaken research on Turkey. We are focusing on three major issues: social and economic developments in different parts of the country; the reform of the Turkish state in the context of EU accession; and the debate on Turkey and enlargement in EU member states.

Click here for photos and portrays of people and places mentioned in the report as well as an interactive map of the Kayseri province

Collection of photos showing ESI at work in Kayseri


Islamic Calvinists: Change and Conservatism in Central Anatolia

September 19, 2005


Where is Turkey heading? All those who wish to consider the country and its European aspirations in the light of current realities should explore what is happening in Central Anatolia … more

PDF download - English 

PDF download - French

PDF download - German

PDF download - Turkish 


Europeans debating Turkey 


ESI has launched a research project on the nature of national debates on Turkey's EU accession in EU countries. Reports on Austria and the Netherlands are forthcoming, to be followed by France… more


The respected Austrian magazine – Profil – also published a long report (issue 38/05) on Central Anatolia under the title "Allah and Capital" (in German).

Knack, "Anatolische Tijgers" (November 2nd 2005)

more press coverage on ESI …


Map of Turkey
Analysis on Turkey's current affairs, in partnership with ESI. Latest issue: Turkey & the EU – Stronger Together?.
Return to Europe film
ESI Turkey reports
Turkey picture stories
Background information
Recommended reading
Literary walk