Journal of Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies

Diyâr is a new, interdisciplinary and interregional academic journal edited by the Society of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT,

Chief editorial staff:

  • Yavuz Köse (Editor-in-Chief), University of Vienna, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies
  • Julian Rentzsch, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Slavistik, Turkologie und zirkumbaltische Studien
  • Élise Massicard, CNRS Paris, Directrice de recherche
  • Raoul Motika, Orient-Institut Istanbul, Director
  • Christoph Werner, Philipps-University Marburg, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Iranian Studies

Editor: Tabea Becker-Bertau, Hamburg Mail:  

Extended editorial board:

Publication: two annual issues

ISSN: 2625-9842

Languages: English, German, French

Types of Content: Articles, Reviews

Diyâr deals with Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and its successor states, Iran, Central Asia and the Caucasus. It also publishes research on the languages, cultures and history of various Turkic and Iranian­-speaking groups, dynasties and states as well as of other ethnolinguistic and religious groups living in these countries until the present day.

Diyâr publishes original and as yet unpublished contributions from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences with emphasis on the fields of history, literary studies, sociolinguistics, political science, sociology, economics, cultural anthropology/ethnology, religious studies, music studies, cultural geography, education and law.

Through its focused content and high peer-review standards, Diyâr intends to be a leading international academic periodical on Turkic and Iranian research.

As of 2019, Diyâr will initially be published by Ergon (part of Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft) twice a year and will contain research articles and reviews. Guest editors will be responsible for conducting scholarly debates on specific topics in special issues. At least every third issue will have such a thematic focus. Our aim is to engage as guest editors not only renowned academics but also outstanding young, up-and-coming researchers.


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