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Introduction to Sigma Turkey Independent Research Society (SIGMA)


Sigma Turkey Independent Research Society, mostly recognized as SIGMA, is a non-governmental, independent civil-society platform founded in 2009 by Ahmet Doğan. With a rich history of association with defence and security-related government agencies, Mr. Doğan has transitioned from an official role to leading this prominent research society. SIGMA stands as a beacon of free speech, plurality, and unbiased, clear and concise research in a rapidly changing socio-political landscape.


Under the leadership of Mr. Doğan, SIGMA has become renowned for its diverse range of events and social gatherings. From short-notice social events to meticulously planned conferences, SIGMA ensures that every occasion is a platform for knowledge exchange and networking. Over the course of 15 years the society has hosted seminars, lectures, and briefings on matters crucial to Türkiye and its neighbouring regions. Beyond the formal discussions, SIGMA also celebrates the spirit of community with casual meetings, festive events and celebrations, and other enjoyable gatherings.


The inclusivity of SIGMA's events is a testament to its core values. The society welcomes individuals from different fields of expertise and professions, irrespective of nationality, race, colour, creed, religion, or political orientation. Every SIGMA event is designed to be a level playing field, fostering open conversations and promoting mutual respect.


In a world inundated with information, SIGMA's mission is to offer insights, facilitate meaningful exchanges of ideas, and encourage participants to ask the right questions. As the main sponsor of SIGMA's activities, Mr. Doğan emphasizes the importance of community support, inviting individuals and organizations to collaborate, contribute, and be part of the society's vision.


Today, as Türkiye navigates complex domestic and regional challenges, SIGMA remains committed to its principle of providing a balanced platform for dialogue, understanding, and collaboration. Through its research and events, the society aims to shed light on pressing issues, promote informed decision-making, and contribute to a safer, securer and peaceful future in our country and region.


As our founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has stated: “Peace at home, peace in the World!”

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