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.
On July 27, Dilşad Budak-Sarıoğlu and her Türkland team, in cooperation with Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey, organized a film screening of their reading performance TÜRKLAND on the foundation’s YouTube channel with a follow-up discussion afterwards.
Strengthening Dialogue Between European CSOs: “Civil Talks: Global Effects of the Pandemic” Series
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a phenomenon affecting our socio-cultural lifestyle and the way we make business deeply. Undoubtedly, Turkish, and international civil society organizations have gone through an adaptation period regarding crisis management, digitalization, continuation of member relations and activities during the pandemic, and had to increase their manoeuvrability.
In order to enable experience and know-how sharing among its members, TÜRKONFED, wit
“Strategic association” – FNF hosts international young liberals at Istanbul bootcamp
For more than one reason it was a special occasion: After a long period of meeting in the digital space, this event happened in person. In early July, some 25 young liberals from over a dozen countries assembled in the heart of Istanbul for a three days-program titled “BootCamp Civic Activism: Take Ideas to the Streets” and organized by International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY).
“Sustainable and timely”: The 7th Greek Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (16-19 June 2021)
The Center for International and European Studies (CIES), in partnership with the Thessaloniki-based Navarino Network, and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), Turkey Office, co-organized the 7th Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium (GTYLS) from June 16 through 19, 2021.
Language Rights and Linguistic Pluralism in Turkey
This book is based on the papers presented by specialists from different countries at a workshop series titled “Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights”, organized by The Study Group on the Cultures of Turkey at Istanbul Bilgi University. It proposes to fill a substantial gap in Turkey about linguistic rights as an essential part of cultural plurality.
European Cities Network on Migration - Kick Off Roundtable Report
Migration is increasingly becoming a challenge for European integration. The so-called “crisis” is primarily a crisis of deficient migration management. Tailoring integration strategies to local contexts, while maintaining a coherent European approach is particularly challenging. In this report our experts lay the groundwork for European migratory policies on a local level and define action points for Turkey, Greece, Spain and Germany.
Defending LGBTI+ Rights in Turkey: “We are in the Same Storm but not in the Same Boat”
Turkey’s civic space has lately been shrinking due to the tense political climate and the deterioration of the democratic institutions. The ruling party is using its growing stranglehold on the country and represses civil society leaders, civil society actors, and organizations especially in the field of LGBTI+ rights. Follow the author examining Turkey's recent developments regarding LGBTI+ Rights and civil society.
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