Anglo-Turkish Society

  • image courtesy of Bora Ates
  • image courtesy of Bora Ates
  • image courtesy of Hale Uslu

Welcome to the Anglo-Turkish society

The Anglo-Turkish Society was founded in 1953 with the object of strengthening and developing the historical ties of friendship and understanding between the peoples of Britain and Turkey. Four of the original seven members of the Society’s management Council are current members.

We had a major fund-raising campaign following the 1999 Turkish earthquakes, assisting more than twenty children who had lost parents and/or homes to complete secondary education.

We have had a long association with various archaeological dig projects in Turkey, including Kerkenes (further info) and Ziyaret Tepe (further info), and over the years we have provided modest yearly donations to help the scientific and cultural work in these sites.

Our Events programme comes out usually three times a year. The Society, which at present has some 400 members, provides an opportunity for all those interested in Turkey, visitors from Turkey, Turkish residents in the UK and British people who have visited or lived in Turkey to meet for cultural and social activities. Activities include lectures on a variety of subjects. The members of all ages enjoy meeting at the functions and we should be very pleased to welcome you among us. You will receive a warm, friendly welcome.

We are very sad to report the death of Anthony Fennelly who passed away suddently at home on the 7th of March 2016. We send our condolences to his family and friends. Anthony was a very loyal member of the committee, the Society, and a great traveler in Turkey.

Upcoming Events:

10 June 2016, 6.30-8.30pm

Westminster Debate ‘Regime Change in Turkey: Kurdish Politics and Foreign Policy’, Prof Dr Nuray Mert, political scientist and columnist - booking

Diskus Room of Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN

12 - 15 July 2016

Turkish Migration Conference - info

University of Vienna, Austria

27 October - 1 November 2016

21st London Turkish Film Festival - info

3 cinemas in London