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.
Meet Zeynep Dereli from Turkey
The up-and-coming Turkish politician, educational leader, businessperson with two decades of experience in several industries, and mother of two has much to tell about the worlds of business, politics, and education – not only in Turkey, but internationally. “Change in Turkey is imminent and the main catalysts of this change will be women”, says Zeynep Dereli, vice-president of the Democracy and Progress party (DEVA) and founder of Turkey’s first tech K-12 school, TINK, because “women are adaptable, we have this intrinsic ability.”
Education Monitoring Indicators
The Education Monitoring Indicators booklet is one of the products of the FNF-funded Education Data Literacy Summer School held between August 12-14, 2020. ERG has worked towards ensuring children’s right to quality education by helping to create evidence-based policies since 2003. To serve this purpose, ERG has been publishing Education Monitoring Reports, wherein quantitative data acquired from various sources are turned into education indicators
Re-Start 2021: Post-Covid Alumni Gathering
We missed each other a lot! This was the feeling everyone shared on this special evening in the garden of a downtown hotel in Istanbul. Greeting the guests, Dr. Ronald Meinardus, the Head at FNF Turkey, even spoke of a “historic event”, highlighting the extraordinary character of our first face-to-face activity after more than a year.
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
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.
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.