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.
"Re-Start 2021: Let’s Catch Up and Celebrate the Year"
On 25 February, we, as the FNF Turkey Office, came together with our stakeholders, partners, alumni groups and wider network for our traditional new year event. The “Re-Start 2021: Let’s Catch up and Celebrate” was held online, which was not a regular digital meeting that you may realize. As we believe in the importance of innovation and creativity, we were eager to create a more intimate atmosphere for our guests.
„A Legitimate Fight for Democracy and Human Rights“
Students of the prestigious Bogazici University in Istanbul protesting for weeks against the appointment of pro-government rector Melih Bulu by Erdogan. The university is considered a "citadel of liberalism". The dispute is about much more than a personnel decision. We spoke to the liberal student and member of the new centrist DEVA party Deniz Karakullukcu about the current situation.
Two deaths, hundreds of injuries, thousands of victims: Yet, no explanations
At least two refugees out of thousands -dreamt of passing the Pazarkule border crossing to reach Europe- died in February because of Turkey's refugee card, played against the EU. Hundreds were injured because of interferences on the border's Greek side. Waiting for days due to Turkey's exhortation and removed from the border when the pandemic began, most of the refugees had lost both their jobs and home when they returned to the cities where they came from.
During the coronavirus pandemic, the imprisoned students have 'the longest distance' to education
While the accessibility of distance education is being discussed, students behind bars, whose numbers are not officially known, do not even have access to conventional education.
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„A Legitimate Fight for Democracy and Human Rights“Student protests in Turkey
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