This article aims to provide an overview of youth research in Turkey, from the building years of the Turkish nation-state to the present. It discusses two broad traditions of youth research in Turkey, namely, sociocultural research and psycho-pedagogical research. In particular, it addresses the representative scholarly discourses and the main research lines of Turkish youth research, with specific attention to domestic social context. Adopting a comparative perspective, it also aims to address how Turkish youth research relates to broader trends. Finally, it takes a closer look at the current state of youth research in Turkey.