10/28/2020 Voices of Partners with Darussafaka Society

We are hosting our fifth segment of TPF “Voices of Partners” live at 1:30 PM EST on Wednesday, October 28th. It will be hosted by Elmira Bayrasli, featuring Tayfun Öktem, Chairman of Darüşşafaka Society. In addition, two guest speakers Tunç Doluca, President and CEO of Maxim Integrated and Ömer Ertur, published author will be joining them. During this live event, we…

Join the Campaign to End the Digital Gap

As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to impact the world, Turkey like many countries has to adapt to remote learning to avoid depriving children of quality education. Yet, 60% of the students in Turkey with disadvantaged backgrounds have no access to a computer at home. Our partners, Needs Map (Ihtiyac Haritasi) and the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG)’s…

A Year for Real Transformation at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation

Gülsin Harman Throughout his professional career, Robert L. Long had been concerned with the issues facing journalism in a rapidly changing world. After he started to teach at Bahçeşehir University in İstanbul, Robert became more familiar with Turkish journalists and their struggles in their profession. The award in his name honors his dedication to Turkish…

TPF Presents: Voices of Partners

As it becomes clear that social distancing will be our new norm, at TPF we have been thinking about how we can continue to be an active community. Since events usually bring us together, we have decided to continue virtual events to bring us together and help us feel connected. Voices of Partners is a…

Sena’s Vision Empowers Young Turkish Women

George Schieber didn’t know much about Turkey when he first met Sena Eken in 1976. She was a graduate student in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. After meeting Sena, George became interested in learning more about the culture, customs, and values of Turkey, a country whose compelling history was hardly the centerpiece of America’s…