Turkey: Freedom Research Association colloquium on Populism

This took place in Ankara on 12th – 15th October. It was a unique effort to bring together experts from different backgrounds, i.e academics, business people and civil society representatives instead of a fully academic gathering. The organization closely followed the Liberty Fund style in terms of rules and format. […]

The Association of Liberal Thinking in Ankara

In 2014 the Association of Liberal Thinking in Ankara ran a number of programs in co-operation with Network for a Free Society. In this first picture, Jury member Dr. Cennet Uslu is introducing Veysel Yilmaz, Student of Civil Engineering, originally Kurdish, from Diyarbakir city. Veysel was encouraged to continue writing […]

‘Liberty School’ at Aksaray University, Turkey

The Association for Liberal Thinking held a well attended ‘Liberty School’ at Aksaray University, Turkey in November 2013 which was well attended.  One of the sessions was taken by Volkan Ertit form the Faculty of Science and Literature.  In it he explained the texts, ideas and concepts they would find […]


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 […]

ALT Report July 2013

ALT Report July 2013  1.    Essay Contest: This year ALT has decided the topic of ALT’s 2013 Student Essay Contest as “How can Poverty be Diminished? How is Wealth Created?” Students are asked in the announcements to refer to the Values of Free Society CDs or its web site www.ozgurtoplumundegerleri.com […]

March 2013 Seminar

Malatya,  eastern Turkey was the venue for a seminar run by the active 3 H Hareketi movement of young classical liberals in March 2013.  The sessions were led by Dr Bilal Sambur who is Director of the Center for Studies on Religion and Freedom at the Assocation for Liberal Thinking in […]

Liberty in Turkey

Friends of Liberty in Turkey met in Cappadoccia to discuss “Which Liberalism?” at the Congress for Liberal Thought Association for Liberal Thinking celebrating 20 Years of advancing liberty in Turkey as well as in the region, organized 2012 Congress for Liberal Thought in Urgup, Cappadoccia, on 2 – 4 November, hosting more than […]