Following the highly successful World Congresses in Mainz (2002), Amman (2006), Barcelona (2010) the Fourth WOCMES will take place in Ankara on 18 – 22 August 2014. The most important global event in Middle Eastern studies in 2014 will be hosted by the Middle East Technical University (METU) and the Turkish Social Science Association. The Call for Papers and further information will be issued in November 2012.