As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Turk
ish Republic, we pause, not just to celebrate a milestone but to reflect on the weight of a century and the promise of the next. The centennial, while a testament to Turkiye’s resilience, progress, and unity, also serves as a reminder of the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.
A century in history is a significant landmark. It offers a chance for introspection, recalibration, and the formation of a renewed vision. We’re compelled to ask: How far have we traveled? What is our ambition for the #Next100Years? With its unwavering dedication to education, community development, gender equality, and more TPF looks for answers to these questions for a renewed vision.
Over the last 100 years, the Turkish Republic’s path fr
om the early days of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s vision to its current global position has been nothing short of remarkable. But this centenary is not just about honoring the past; it’s about harnessing the lessons learned, recognizing areas for growth, and crafting a vision for the #Next100Years. TPF’s efforts over the years have already made a profound difference, and as we step into the #Next100Years, our pledge to support transformative projects across Turkiye resonates even more.
One of the anniversary’s highlights for TPF was celebrating the influential role of women in shaping our narrative. Visionaries like Zeynep Tufekci, PhD; Hayal Pozanti; Nazan Moroglu; and Rana Sanyal, PhD, took center stage to discuss not just the past, but more critically, the future. They delved into the dynamic role of women, the significance of nurturing diverse talents, and the need for sustaina
ble, innovative solutions for the next century — all echoing TPF’s commitment to women’s empowerment.
Such dialogues are crucial. At this crossroad, Turkiye must ask itself: How can we drive change? How can we ensure our cherished legacy of the past informs our future? Emphasizing women, arts, culture, and equality offers a guiding blueprint.
Turkish Republic’s centennial is not just a historic milestone—it’s a window to the future. As we navigate this next chapter, TPF’s mission remains unwavering: to promote philanthropy that enacts significant change, connects communities, and ensures enduring impact. Our vision for the #Next100Years is to persistently support endeavors strengthening Turkiye’s socio-economic fabric.
In the words of Atatürk, “Nations which do not respect their past will not have a future.” Turkiye’s history will help us sculpt a future that upcoming generations will view with pride and gratitude. And, as TPF we are dedicated to continue investing in a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow.
Happy 100th Year Turkish Republic! Here’s to the next century!