Turkey

Turkey

Professor Atilla Yayla who co-founded the Association for Liberal Thinking in Ankara http://www.liberal.org.tr/ was one of the inspirations for the CD.  He has been organising the translation and publication of classical liberal texts into Turkish since the early 1990’s because he realised that without access to them it would be impossible for the climate of opinion in Turkey to change in favour of a free and responsible society.

The Association for Liberal Thinking has been one of our partners in Turkey.

Their mission is to introduce to Turkish public the richness of the intellectual tradition that lay at heart of the liberal democratic civilization toengage in activities that promote understanding and acceptance of values and concepts like liberty, justice, tolerance, peace, human rights, the rule of law, to encourage academic researches on liberal themes; and to contribute to finding effective solutions to Turkey’s political and economic problems within liberal thought.

 

The CD in English was used by the Association for Liberal Thinking for its work with students.   Volkan Ertit, who was introduced to these concepts by ALT, edited the Turkish version under the auspices of the 3 H Movement during 2010. With the help of ALT he then arranged the distribution or 2150 Turkish CDs to colleagues in 27 universities in 18 cities who distributed them within their universities.

The list for the CD of The Values of Free Society

       (Turkish Version)

(27 Universities in 18 Cities, totally 2150 CDs were distributed by scholars in their classrooms)

Scholar City University Total
Dr Atilla Yayla İstanbul Plato college of Higher Education 100
Dr Mustafa Erdoğan İstanbul İstanbul Commerce University 50
Dr. Bekir Berat Özipek İstanbul İstanbul Commerce University 50
Dr. Bican Şahin Ankara Hacettepe University 50
Dr. Bilal Sambur Isparta Süleyman Demirel University 50
Dr. Cennet Uslu Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University 50
Dr. Vahap Coşkun Diyarbakır Dicle University 50
Dr. Ömer Çaha İstanbul Fatih University 50
Dr. Mustafa Acar Aksaray Aksaray University 50
Dr. Murat Çokgezen İstanbul Marmara University 50
Dr. Metin Toprak Eskişehir Anadolu University 50
Dr. Hüseyin Kalaycı İstanbul Maltepe University 50
Dr. Orhan Çakmak Ankara Gazi University 50
Dr. Fuat Oğuz Ankara Başkent University 50
Dr. Fazıl Hüsnü Erdem Diyarbakır Dicle University 50
Dr. Hasan Yücel Başdemir Çorum Hitit University 50
Dr. Süleyman İnan Denizli Pamukkale University 50
Dr. İhsan Dağı Ankara Middle East Technical University 50
Dr. Bahadır Akın Aksaray Aksaray University 50
Dr. Yusuf Şahin Trabzon Karadeniz Technical University 50
Dr. Murat Erdoğan Ankara Hacettepe University 50
Dr. Halis Çetin Sivas Cumhuriyet University 50
Dr. Zühtü Arslan Ankara Police Academy 50
Dr. Birol Akgün Konya Selçuk University 50
Dr. Tanel Demirel Ankara Çankaya University 50
Dr. Birol Kovancılar Manisa Celal Bayar University 50
Dr. Yüksel Göktaş Erzurum Ataturk University 50
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Ankara Gazi University 50
Dr. Süreyya Sakınç Manisa Celal Bayar University 50
Dr. Sevinç Orhan Denizli Pamukkale University 50
Dr. Fatma Neval Genç Aydın Adnan Menderes University 50
Dr. Cem Yaşin Ankara Gazi University 50
Dr. Ali Şafak Balı Konya Selçuk University 50
Dr. Hüseyin Bal Van 100. Years University 50
Dr. Gökhan Bacık Gaziantep Zirve University 50
Dr. Ahmet Nezihi Turhan Eskişehir Anadolu Universiy 50
Dr. Aliyar Demirci Denizli Pamukkale University 50
Dr. Levent Korkut İstanbul Hacettepe University 50
Dr. Bahattin Karademir Adana Çukurova University 50
Dr. Betül Duman Adıyaman Adıyaman University 50
Dr. Mehmet Turhan Ankara Çankaya University 50
Dr. Ahmet Uzun Sivas Cumhuriyet University 50
Total 2150

 

Our other partner in Turkey is the 3 H Movement http://www.3hhareketi.org/

The 3H Movement (3H Hareketi or Hürriyet Hukuk Hoşgörü Hareketi in Turkish) is a liberal youth organization with more than a 2,000 members and volunteers that has been active since December 2006, when it was first founded under the name Liberalofis. Since then, the 3H Movement has been arguing against illiberal ideologies such as socialism, conservatism, fascism, and nationalism in Turkey.

3H have held many events reaching thousands of students over recent years and the CD has been distributed at all of them, originally in English but now more often in Turkish.  They are currently undertaking a visit a month to universities in different parts of Turkey to hold events at which the CDs will be distributed.

This page is still work in progress and much more information will be posted shortly.

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