İSTEK Foundation which was established by Bedrettin Dalan in 1985, brings up modern and enterprising generations in line with Ataturk's principles and revolutions. Today, our foundation expanding its education chain from Kindergarten to University has a say in the future of Turkey with 22 Kindergartens,  22 Primary Schools, 22  Secondary Schools, 20 High Schools, 14 Science High Schools and Yeditepe University.

The first school of İSTEK Foundation is Semiha Şakır High School built in Göztepe-Çiftehavuzlar.

Yeditepe University was established in 1996 in order to bring the experience gained in Anatolia to the university field and turn the quality education given in Foundation schools into a process from kindergarten to university and business life.