Library

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The IBV possesses a rich specialized research library on Kurdish studies, which also contains Dr. İsmail Beşikci’s private collection, carefully and painstakingly collected over many years. Two floors of the İBV headquarters in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district are given over to this library, which serves university students, academics and researchers. The İBV Research Library, contains 12,000 books, 800 journals, and an archive containing 3,000 articles from 97 newspapers, include İsmail Beşikci’s private collection.

We are continuing to work towards making the library an even better resource centre for Kurdish studies.