The foundation was established in 1996 by Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality at that time, now the President of the Republic Turkey. Formerly the foundation provided its services only in Istanbul named „Istanbul Youth and Education Service Foundation“ (ISEGEV), then in August 2012 spread its service area throughout Turkey and changed to „Turkish Youth and Education Service Foundation“ (TÜRGEV).
The foundation which started in Istanbul in 1996 with just one student hostel, offers now its services owning 46 youth hostels and 5 guesthouses in 19 different cities.
TÜRGEV, whose principle is to educate self-consious, having a sense of history, investigating, questioning, studying, productive entrepreneurial young people, continues to exist throughout Turkey with 8166 students and 1584 graduates in 20 years.
After establishing higher education hostels, the foundation expanded its service area by opening secondary education lodgings, kindergartens and primary schools. In 2011, the Private Palet Education Institutions started to serve at a single branch with 3-6 year old group. Currently, there are for 1.5-3 years old, 3-6 years old and 1-2-3-4 classes at primary school two campuses located in Ümraniye Tepeüstü giving Montessori education in Turkey beeing a member of AMS (American Montessori Society).