YÖDAK is an ENQA Affiliate.
YÖDAK was officially established in Cyprus with its own Law in 2005. Until that point, it was a part of the Ministry of National Education as a unit responsible from the operation of Higher Education.
In 1993, the Coordination, Evaluation and Planning Organisation was established within the Ministry of Education to oversee and coordinate the activities of newly established universities and provide licensing for new programmes.
In 2005, the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council (Yükseköğretim Planlama, Denetleme, Akreditasyon ve Koordinasyon Kurulu – YÖDAK) was established by Law No. 65/2005 and replaced the former Organisation as an independent body with increased responsibilities for accreditation and quality assurance.