Objective: The purpose of this research is evaluating of the published thesis objectives related to terrorism in Turkey according to the aims, results and suggestions for using the meta-synthesis methods. Material and Methods: In this direction, it was determined which thesis, aims, results and suggestions reached. In this context, 468 thesis with the keyword 'terror" published in the database of Council of Higher Education National Thesis Center between the years 1991-2018 until 07.03.2019 were evaluated with meta-synthesis method. Thesis; university, institute, program, type, subject, year, feature (master/doctorate), purpose, research design, results and recommendations were evaluated. The data obtained in the research were analyzed by content analysis method. Results: As a result of the analyzes, mostly thesis related to terrorism; It is revealed that there are Master's thesis in the review type and produced by the Institute of Social Sciences. Qualitative research methods were used in 77.2% of original research thesis. The topics of the thesis related to terrorism, which show an important distribution between 2010-2018; international relations, public administration and political sciences. 90 (24.1%) of the 468 thesis evaluated clearly stated their suggestions for the solution of the terror issue based on the results they had reached. Conclusion: Thesis in general; it aims at the analysis of terrorism/terrorist organizations and strategies for counterterrorism, reaching conclusions on the counterterrorism and making recommendations covering terrorism measures or regulations/interventions.
Keywords: Terror; terrorism studies; meta-synthesis; content analysis