It is being observed that besides being the written language of Quran and prophet Mohammad’s sayings, the art of calligraphy has a supervisory role in architecture, miniature, wooden works and also in mental art works. Being rich in form and its letters having the fature of harmonuously transition, either indivially or gathered, provides the Islamic calligraphy frequently used in paintings and depictions.After 1940’s in the Turkish paintings, the attempts of forming a Turkish tradition by synthesizing the Eastern and the Western traditions lead to an increasing interest to abstract painting and the tendency of Islamic calligraphy to abstraction assisted this interest as well. In the process of Islamic calligraphy begining from Elif Naci, some artist such as Rauf Tuncer, Hüsamettin Koçan, Ertuğrul Ateş, Ismail Acar, Abidin Elderoğlu, Serpil Akyıl, Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Erol Akyavaş, Engin Inan, Gülsün Karamustafa, Inci Eviner have used Islamic calligraphy and ornamentations in their paintings.And also, Islamic pictograms, which holding a crucial place in Islamic calligraphy have grown into an entirely new dimension in the contemporary Turkish art with some artists such as Murat Morova, Balkan Naci Islimyeli and Kutluğ Ataman .
Keywords:. Islamic calligraphy, Calligraphy, Modern Turkısh Art