ISTANBUL - A group of 40 Turks who have represented Turkey on international platforms have founded the Global Relations Forum, or GİF, society.
GİF aims to contribute to international relations and to provide domestic and international discussion platforms, data and analyses for Turkey to take necessary initiatives required by the changing world in order to remain an effective, leading and respectable nation.
Also, GİF intends to offer services for the peace and welfare of mankind through cooperation with foundations with similar goals and by helping the public understand Turkey, other countries and international foundations’ mutual priorities and options. The initial emphasis of GİF’s activities will be organizing international research, discussion and projects, actualizing forums with the attendance of public leaders who have contributed services in Turkey or abroad, and producing evaluation and political analysis reports by creating workgroups. GİF’s acting board, which will serve temporarily until the society’s first general assembly, consists of renowned names in Turkish society such as Hanzade Doğan Boyner, Hasan Çolakoğlu, Metin Fadıllıoğlu, Memduh Karakullukçu, Sönmez Köksal, Gülsün Sağlamer and Özdem Sanberk, with Rahmi M. Koç as president.