Our Partners

Partner FNF Türkiye 2024


140journos, is an Istanbul-based Turkish media publisher that produces and publishes visual stories, documentaries and qualified researches. It was founded by Engin Önder. 140journos transformed itself from a citizen journalism organization to a professional new media publisher that got popular among young generation with its own unique creative style in journalism. 140journos produces original documentaries that include in-depth interviews on various political, social, economic issues by merging cinematographic storytelling with journalistic content. In addition to its popular new-age documentaries, 140journos publishes political articles, e-books, organizes online/offline debate groups and develops open-source mobile/web applications that enable citizens to further engage with politics through technology.

3H Movement

3H Movement is a young liberal think-tank in Türkiye that has been active since December 2006. Since then, the 3H Movement has been fighting against illiberal ideologies such as socialism, fascism, radical conservatism and authoritarianism in Türkiye by either arranging regular seminars or occasional activist protests. The movement has a daily-updated website where the members publish their articles on various economic and political issues with a liberal viewpoint. 3H Movement also organizes a traditional liberal youth congress hosting students nationwide to discuss political, social and economic matters in a liberal perspective.


They build next-generation digital media brands and community-focused online ventures capturing the zeitgeist of our times. They partner up with outstanding creators and organizations to launch publications and operate as an extensive publishing network for newsletters and podcasts.

Center for International and European Studies (CIES)

The Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University was established in 2004 as the Center for European Union Studies to study Türkiye’s European Union accession process. Since September 2010, CIES has been undergoing a major transformation by widening its focus in order to pursue applied, policy-oriented research and to promote debate on the most pressing geo-strategic issues of the region.

Civil Production

Civil Production is an actors' collective which initiated the Birileri Project, a dramatic performance of 30 fictional stories to be written by 30 different authors based on each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Daktilo1984 is an intellectual and political movement aiming to adopt the New Liberalism understanding based on the principles of "institutional state, civilized society, free individual" among the political and intellectual elites of Türkiye. For this purpose, it produces Youtube programs, podcasts, interviews, articles and ensures the dissemination of these by using all new media tools within the framework of New Liberalism.

The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) is an Istanbul based independent think-tank. EDAM’s main areas of research are:

  • Foreign policy and security,
  • Türkiye-EU relations,
  • Energy and climate change policies
  • Economics and globalization,
  • Arms control & Non-proliferation,
  • Cyber policy.

EDAM aims to contribute to the policy making process within and outside Türkiye by producing and disseminating research on the policy areas that are shaping Türkiye’s position within the emerging global order. In addition to conducting research in these fields, EDAM organizes conferences and roundtable meetings. Additionally, EDAM cooperates with numerous domestic and international to conduct joint-research and publications.

European Neighbourhood Council (ENC)

European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) is an independent think tank that conducts research and implements projects with the aim of strengthening a common European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Enlargement Policy and the promotion of a Global Strategy for the European Union’s (EU) Foreign and Security Policy. ENC conducts research that aims towards improved dialogue and neighbourhood coordination among European Union (EU) Member States, EU Accession Countries, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, including also the ‘Neighbours of the Neighbours. Through research publications, partnerships, trainings and policy events – they aim to narrow the foreign policy gap between existing EU Member States, neighbouring countries, and Wider Europe.

Freedom Research Association (FRA)

Freedom Research Association (FRA) is a think tank that is committed to liberal democracy and free market economy. Its main mission is to promote individual liberty, toleration, property rights, rule of law, separation of powers, respect for civil liberties and property rights in Türkiye and beyond. 
With the vision of identifying the barriers in front of these values and principles’ taking root in Türkiye and that of overcoming them, AFR carries research, prepares reports both on domestic and foreign policy decisions, conducts conferences and seminars, and publishes scholarly works.
The members of FRA believe that liberal democracy and market economy are institutions that rise on such universal principles and values as individual liberty, toleration, private property, rule of law and separation of powers. They think that these institutions foster peace and prosperity in any human society.

Hrant Dink Foundation

Hrant Dink Foundation was established in 2007 to carry on Hrant Dink’s dreams, struggle, language and heart. The foundation aims to contribute to the development of an economically, socially and culturally secure and healthy environment, as well as to the development of individuals with democratic citizenship awareness who respect cultural diversity and differences.The Foundation defines the development of a culture of dialogue, empathy and peace as the basis of all its activities, which concentrate on the following areas:

  • History
  • Culture and Arts
  • Education
  • Human Rights and Democratization
  • Türkiye-Armenia Relations

İklim Önculeri

İklim Önculeri (Climate Pioneers) is a youth civil society initiative that sets out with the aim of pioneering change and brings together everyone who wants to work in this field, especially high school and university students in Türkiye. Here, each individual freely produces local, national and international projects, initiatives and activities by reflecting their own selves without being subjected to stereotypes. İklim Önculeri is the largest and most comprehensive youth initiative in the field of climate change in Türkiye.

Iklim Önculeri

Individual Choice Initiative (ICI)

Individual Choice Initiative (ICI), the first and only consumer interest advocacy group based in Türkiye, was established in August 2023. ICI maintains an active dialogue with key constituencies in Türkiye and works for the protection of consumer rights and their integration into policy-making processes. The group's work focuses on three main areas: campaigning, in-depth research and advocacy. Main areas of interest include lifestyle choices, innovative alternatives and tobacco harm reduction methods. While focusing on these issues, ICI aims to prioritise consumer preferences in policy-making processes and to protect consumer interests through less regulation, lower tax rates, increased privacy and expanded market opportunities.

Istanbul Economics Research (IER)

Istanbul Economics Research is a full research company. In this context, it serves its customers at every stage of the research, from research design to data collection, from quality control to data analysis and from the obtained data to the generation of final reports.

Istanbul Economics Research conducts company and household surveys both at home and abroad.

With its young and expert team, Istanbul Economics Research uses the latest technologies in data collection analysis, and analyses offline and online data by combining quantitative, qualitative, classical and innovative research methods with a holistic approach.

Kaos GL

Being one of the well-established LGBT organisations of Türkiye, Kaos GL performs works and studies to support LGBT people to embrace libertarian values, realize their existence and cultivate themselves to contribute to the development of social peace and welfare with their individual, social and cultural life and behaviour. Within the scope of media, academic, human rights and culture programs, Kaos GL encourages people from all identities including LGBTs to accept the notions of human rights, freedom, justice and social peace as the fundamental values without excluding any social group.

Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA)

The Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) is a Turkish non-profit (registered as Medya ve Hukuk Çalışmaları Derneği) founded in late 2017 to respond to an urgent yet growing need for going back to democracy and normalization in Türkiye.
Our main goals are:

  • offering legal protection to journalists who are punished for expressing their thoughts
  • promoting the public’s right to information, particularly by supporting good finance and science journalism
  • romoting rights of minority groups, with a concentration on refugees and the LGBTI community.

Platform for Monitoring Artistic Freedom (PMAF)

The Platform for Monitoring Artistic Freedom (PMAF),

  • sets out to record all kinds of oppression, censorship, bans and unlawfulness experienced by artists
  • ensures that the pressures artists are subjected to are not lost in the busy agenda of the country
  • and most importantly, seeks new ways to protect the freedom of creative expression, which is being destroyed by arbitrary bans.

Their aim is to document the current state of freedom of artistic expression in Türkiye and to present a holistic picture to the public by drawing a panoramic picture of the experiences of artists from all fields of art such as music, literature, cinema and theatre.

In doing so, they aim to establish elbow-to-elbow contact with individuals or institutions working in every field of the arts sector, from lawmakers to art lawyers, curators to artists, and to open a space to discuss the steps that can be taken for the development of freedom of artistic expression in Türkiye with all interlocutors of the subject through a concrete record of the current problems.

Platform for Monitoring Artistic Freedom (PMAF)

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)

The Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), established in1994, is an Istanbul-based think tank supported by private sector funding from Türkiye and abroad.The 15-member board of TESEV includes some of Türkiye's best-known opinion leaders, constituting of representatives of the business, academia and non-governmental communities. TESEV focuses on the most important policy questions facing Türkiye and the region in the new century. Program areas are grouped under three headings:

  • Governance and Transparency,
  • Democratization of Türkiye, and
  • Foreign Policy and International Relations.


Teyit is a verification organisation that aims to make the habit of critical thinking a common value among information ecosystem actors. At Teyit, they carry out verification and empowerment activities in cooperation with our stakeholders with the aim of developing the information ecosystem.

Since 2016, Teyit has been analysing suspicious information on the internet, conducting training activities to improve digital literacy and critical thinking skills, and contributing to the development of sustainable solutions to the problem of misinformation by bringing together different actors.

Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED)

TÜRKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation) is a non-governmental business organization, aiming to contribute to the development of regional, sectoral and national economic policies. TÜRKONFED is an associate member of The European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UEAPME) since 11th of February, 2014. UEAPME is the employers’ organization representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. UEAPME is a recognized European Social Partner. It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan organization.



To ensure gender equality in Türkiye within the framework of universal human rights understanding.


They will contribute to the necessary transformation in laws, institutions and social life with the awareness to be raised through the active participation of men in the fight against all kinds of obstacles and prejudices that cause gender inequality and gender-based discrimination.


They adopt an understanding of peaceful struggle that is active, consistent, transparent and accountable, based on mutual trust and respect, open to communication, participation, cooperation and sharing, and envisages projects and practices that they will be proud to be involved in.


The "Local Monitoring, Research and Practices Association" (YERELİZ) was founded in 2017 by a group of rights defenders who wanted to combine their experience in local governance, academia and civil society in order to develop social policy-oriented and social benefit-oriented collaborations with local governments.

Yereliz puts human rights and climate justice at the centre of all its work for inclusive, participatory and sustainable cities. While carrying out its work, Yereliz considers the Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap and carries out monitoring, research, implementation and advocacy work for the localisation of the Global Goals in Türkiye.

With the motto 'We civilianize local governments, we localize civil society', it organises local advocacy trainings for civil society, capacity building trainings for local government employees, and conducts monitoring and reporting related to its advocacy work. Yereliz organises meetings to increase the cooperation of municipalities in thematic areas and carries out activities to disseminate good practice examples from Türkiye and the world.