FNF has been actively working in Turkey with partners from civil society, academia, economy and politics since 1991, when we opened our office in Ankara. In 2002, we moved to Istanbul. Turkey is of crucial importance for Germany, Europe and the transatlantic cooperation due to its history, culture, economy, and geographical location. Therefore, FNF offers support to liberal-minded citizens and organizations in Turkey to promote liberal values in the society. This way, we strive to contribute to a liberal, democratic and prospering Turkey for all citizens.
Relation of Conspiracy Theories, Disinformation, and Fact-Checking Workshop
A panel on conspiracy theories and disinformation featured speakers discussing the challenges they pose to society, the role of social media in their spread, and the importance of critical thinking. A workshop on fact-checking skills emphasized the need for accurate information and taught participants techniques to evaluate source credibility. Overall, the events highlighted the importance of combating false information through critical thinking and fact-checking.
New Perspectives of Data Ecosystem for Sustainable City: Izmir Roundtable
Epidemics, drought, forest fires, floods, earthquakes… Disasters around the world are becoming more diverse, more frequent, and cause significant socioeconomic damage. The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, has been focusing on one concept of sustainable cities every year since 2016 as part of the "Supporting Sustainable Cities" program.
Panel Discussion on Future EU-Turkey Relations
On 9th May 2023, FNF Turkey and the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) organized a panel discussion to commemorate Europe Day and foster dialogue on the future relations between the EU and Turkey. The event aimed to provide a platform for discussions surrounding the duration of the progressing Europe-Turkey relations after the upcoming election and the potential outcomes at various stages.
Lawyers’ Workshop with MLSA and Diyarbakir Bar Association on Improving Applications to the ECtHR
On Saturday, April 15th, the Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and Diyarbakir Bar Association organized an online workshop on improving the admissibility of applications to European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Turkey Office.
Expert Visit: Improving Turkey-EU Relations Together
On International Women's Day, a group of experts on Turkey from various fields gathered at the European Parliament to discuss the role of women's rights in promoting democracy, the recent earthquakes and their effects, and the urgent need for democracy and European values in Turkish society.
European Cities Network on Migration
How can a successful integration of migrants into the European labor market look like? "European Cities Network on Migration" has made a study tour followed by an expert roundtable by European Liberal Forum with the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom between November 13 and November 18 in Cologne and Brussels.