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…

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…

The 2nd Round of the Grant Recipients of the Elazig Earthquake Relief Fund have been Selected!

We want to extend our most sincere gratitude to you one more time for your quick response to the devastating earthquake that struck Elazig and neighboring towns that left tens of people dead and thousands homeless. In just a short time, TPF has raised over $85,000 to help with the city’s relief and rebuilding efforts.  We…

Rebuilding A Community: SOMA Disaster Relief Fund Update

Why TPF? We understand that local NGOs are the first on the scene when disasters occur and that they know best what assistance is needed and understand the complex political, social and cultural context of a disaster. TPF has been working with organizations on the ground in Turkey providing social services, helping communities cope with disasters and…

Smarter Foreign Policy: Put Women in the Center

By Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz “I didn’t know men could be Secretary of State,” said the 8-year old daughter of Fred Turner, a senior official at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe when he told his daughter that John Kerry was the new Secretary of State. It’s amazing how role models can change the perspective…

Social Entrepreneurship in Turkey: Mustafa Sari Saves Van

By Elmira Bayrasli This is part of a TPF series on social entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Ashoka Turkiye. Booming is the adjective most often used to describe Turkey these days. Ranked the 16th largest economy (and growing) in the world, the country saddled between Europe and the Middle East is looked as a sound investment…