HBS Türkei Büro

Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation, which is since 1994 active in Turkey, is an independent political civil society organization, close to the German Green Party.  

Since its foundation, the Turkey Representation has been making efforts to support and encourage incentives and works in favor of democratization, protection of human and minority rights, ecological based energy, sustainable development, and global as well as local security policies.

Being based in Istanbul, for more than 20 years the Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation supports civil society initiatives that stick to the above mentioned principles and strive for the protection of a democratic regime which is based on the rule of law without, resorting to gender based, ethnic, religious or color based discrimination whatsoever.

The working areas of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation are:

  • Democratization
  • Ecology
  • Foreign and security policy

Besides its support for a stronger civil society, the Turkey Representation also strives to enhance the dialogue of civil society with political and academic circles and contributes to the establishment of a just globalization process. 

Mission Statement

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is part of the Green political movement that has developed worldwide as a response to the traditional politics of socialism, liberalism, and conservatism.

Heinrich Böll

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is a non-profit political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. We act as a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. Hbs seeks to advance democracy and human rights, protect the environment and climate, and promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and LGBTI communities. We work in over 60 countries worldwide, and currently maintain 32 international offices. 


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