Department of History of Turkish-Islamic Arts provides basic knowledge and skills about the history of Turkish and Islamic Arts. The program focuses on Islamic architecture produced during the various periods of Islamic history such as Umayyad, Abbasid, Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, Seljuq, Ottoman, etc. In addition, it focuses on other types of applied arts and the philosophy and aesthetic world-view behind these arts. Remzi Oğuz Arık, Suut Kemal Yetkin, Haluk Karamağaralı, Beyhan Karamağaralı, and Yılmaz Önge are among the distinguished professors in the history of the Department.