Turkish Shipbuilders' Association (GISBIR) was established by shipyard owners on 07.07.1971 in Istanbul.

Improving the Turkish shipbuilding industry, helping the Turkish shipyards to take place in the world market, finding solutions for everyday problems of shipyards through relevant authorities, associations, and organizations representing the Turkish Shipbuilding Industry in national and international areas are among the missions of GISBIR.

As of 2019, GISBIR has 99 members.

GISBIR is one of the oldest non-governmental organizations in Turkey and the representative of the Turkish ship and yacht building, repair and maintenance industry.

GISBIR is a member of SEA Europe and Council Member of ASEF (Active Shipbuilding Experts' Federation).