Stiftung Mercator’s Istanbul office is our commitment to intensive exchange and close cooperation between Germany and Turkey. Only together can we find and implement solutions to global challenges in a complex world. We firmly believe that solid relations between Germany and Turkey are particularly important for a unified Europe that is able to act.

Registered in September 2015, the Istanbul office at Sabanci University’s Minerva Palas is a key element of the foundation’s work in its Europe cluster. The staff of the Istanbul office represent Stiftung Mercator at the local level, maintain contact with partners and, together with the team in Essen, oversee ongoing projects in Turkey.


Bankalar Cad. 2
Minerva Han
34420 Karaköy, Istanbul

Phone: +90 212 24352-32

Contact Person 
Jannes Tessmann
Head of Istanbul Office
+90 212 24352-33