MIT Directorship has conducted its services from 1974 to 2020 at the campus located at Yenimahalle, Ankara, as well as a number of service buildings in various locations. Over time, expansion of the Organization, further staff requirement to fulfil increasing responsibilities, advancements in technologic infrastructure, special laboratory and secure communication facilities requirements, increasing needs for new and more advanced buildings which enable stronger security precautions and better safety/protection options, better inter-department communication requirements, as well as corporate expectations and potential future growth projections emphasized the need for a new campus. Following President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s approval, construction works has commenced in 2015, and our new facility at Bağlıca, Ankara was officially opened on 6 January 2020.

This new campus is called “FORTRESS”. This name wasn’t picked at random; certain specifications of the building, as well cultural and symbolic elements were taken into consideration when naming the campus. Historically, FORTRESS represents strategic planning, security, defence, authority, and power. FORTRESS title underlines safety precautions, as well as the strength, durability, and significance of the institution conducting one of the most important affairs of state.

Inspiration in building design came from Ottoman castles. Primary buildings were positioned by modeling after castles of Ottoman architecture. Materials, ratios, and details of structural components in the campus bear traces of Turk-Islam architecture, while keeping up with cutting edge technology.