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.
Report on Freedom of the Press in Turkey
The issue of freedom of the press in Turkey is no longer a controversial issue. In this context, Freedom Research Association has been monitoring the state of the freedom of the press since 2014. It is addressing the state of the press freedom in Turkey from January 1st of the year 2019 to June 21, 2020. The report examines the pressure on press organizations and journalists by using three variables: “legal framework”, “economical dependency” and “polarization”.
The 8th Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium in Athens
The 8th Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium was held in Athens on 24-27 November 2021. More than 30 Turkish and Greek participants, between the ages of 20 and 40, based in Greece and Turkey and other parts of the world participated in the symposium in order to enhance their knowledge about the state of relations between the countries with a focus on the security issue.
Access To Data For Sustainable City: An Overview on Disaster and Building Data
Development of data-driven urban policies is very important to measure the effects of the implemented policies and the accountability of public institutions. This report aims at improving innovation, urban data collection and analysis, and open data capacities in democratic civic governance in Turkey.
Trading at the Edge: The Role of Green Technologies in Turkey-Germany Trade
At the end of September 2021, Turkey announced that it would ratify the Paris Agreement, which it had signed in 2016. Domestic and international developments, including the European green deal, makes it inevitable for Turkey to discuss its policy choices to converge to the green transformation process that is taking place globally.
News Workshop III: One step closer to the second issue of gazeteMLSA
MLSA’s third “News Workshop,” providing young journalists the opportunity to learn about indispensable concepts and techniques about the profession, took place between November 11-14 in Bolu.
30 Years of Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Turkey
It’s been 30 years since the Friedrich Naumann Foundation started its political educational work in Ankara. Since 2002 also from Istanbul we have been, together with partners from civil society, science, economy and journalism, promoting liberal values in society as well as the dialogue between Turkey and Germany as well as other countries in the region.
Youth Perspective on Turkey's Future
People all around the world are trying to understand young people and their views. Especially the technology they were growing up with compared to the older generations distinguishes them from each other as perhaps never before in history. The proportion of young people in Turkish society is another factor that makes them even more important for politics and business. In 2020 there were approximately 13 million people between the ages of 18-30 living in Turkey.