We are sending another strong hello to the world of science from the Center for Social Research (TAM). Our center, which was established at the beginning of 2022 as a think tank, has achieved great success in a short time as it continues its second year. Our international peer-reviewed social sciences journal TAM Academy has published 3 issues of English and Turkish quality articles in this process. While TAM Academy gained the identity of a field-indexed journal in a short time, it was also watched by TR index. Our journal, which met the readers with its first issue dated May 2022, will appear in front of the scientific world for the 4th time with the November 2023 issue.
Our center is taking firm steps towards its goal of being the representative of a mission that guides and directs our country, our people, the Turkish world, contributes to decision mechanisms with strategic evaluations and opens horizons, in line with its targets with TAM Congresses. This book, the preface of which you are reading, consists of Turkish and English summaries of the papers presented at the TAM 2nd International Social Sciences Congress, which we held in Antalya’s Kaş district on 19-21 May 2023. In this Congress, which we present to the 100th anniversary of our Republic; 74 papers were presented with the participation of 104 scientists from the United States, Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and universities all over Turkey. Our congress was held in the lap of nature and history in 15 sessions, face-to-face and online, at Kaş Culture House with the contributions of Kaş Municipality. Attending our congress as invited speaker, Prof. Dr. Ali Poyraz Gürson’s “Turkosphere” themed speech, Author Dr. Ekin Kadir Selçuk’s interview on his books and Res. Ass. Tolgahan Tiktaş’s bağlama recital was followed by many registered audiences from many parts of the world and from our country. On the last day of the congress, the participants also had the opportunity to get to know Patara, the capital of the Lycian civilization.
While bringing our TAM 2nd International Social Sciences Congress abstracts book, which is the 4th product of TAM Publishing, to the scientific world, I would like to express my endless thanks to the members of our think tank named Center for Social Research and Fikirbaş Advertising Agency, who contributed greatly to the realization of our congress and the goals we set. I wish you a good reading.
Prof. Mustafa YILMAZ, (Ph.D.)