Issues such as regimes, democratization, combating inequalities, freedom of religion, minority rights, the role of the state, international politics, environment and law and comparative systems are no longer internal problems of states; the examination of these problems from local and global ethical perspectives is of growing importance. In addition, vital issues like conflicts, wars, starvation and water crises, which still exist in various parts of the world, as well as regional and global problems derived from the discrepancies in regional developments are all concerns of humanity.
The Department of Political Science and International Relations aims to provide students with an academic background in politics, economics and legal studies and to help students gain expertise and specialization in regional studies of the Middle East, Eurasia, the Caucasus, the Balkans and Europe, areas directly related to Turkey.
The language of instruction is English and students are required to take English preparatory courses. Preparations are also being made to teach students an extra language relevant to their interest areas.