Established in 2008, STRATIM is a non-governmental organization that aims to facilitate strategic communication for Turkey. STRATIM cooperates with official and non-governmental organizations who want to contribute to Turkey's strategic communication efforts.



The Istanbul Forum is a major annual event organized by STRATIM. First organized in 2009, the Istanbul Forum prides itself with bringing US, European, Turkish and Middle Eastern participants together in Istanbul. To date the Forum hosted President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, OIC Secretary -General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan.



Since 2008 STRATIM has supported and co-organized projects with Stiftung Mercator, Center for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), Middle East Technical University, International Strategic Research Organization (USAK), Foundation for Political and Economic and Social Research (SETA), the German Marshall Fund of the US, Exeter University and the Black Sea Trust.