TARLA (Turkish Accelerator and Radiation LAboratory) (https://tarla.org.tr) is a multidisciplinary advanced research facility established as the first component of the larger Turkish Accelerator Research Project for promoting accelerator-based science in Turkey. TARLA will operate a Free Electron Laser producing Infrared radiation and a Bremsstrahlung facility using electrons accelerated up to 40 MeV by superconducting accelerators. Its mission is to serve as the first accelerator-based user facility in the country and to contribute to the development of advanced technology infrastructure and know-how in the country. TARLA laboratory, located in the Gölbaşı Campus of Ankara University, has the status of an independent National Infrastructure Facility with financing provided by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology. It is well connected to similar laboratories worldwide through its international advisory committees and collaborations.