The Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) is a one-and-a-half-track diplomacy initiative, founded in late 1997 and held its first meeting in May 1998, with the aim to promote dialogue and communication between Greece and Turkey. It was expanded in 2006 with the addition of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot chapters. The Forum brings together prominent Greeks and Turks –leading businessmen, respected senior academics and journalists, distinguished politicians and former diplomats– acting as private individuals concerned to improve and strengthen the Greek-Turkish bilateral relations and understanding between two people living side by side across the Aegean Sea. Their work is private in strategy but public in purpose.

The Greek Turkish Forum was honoured by “Cem-Papandreou Peace Award”

The Greek Turkish Forum received the inaugural Cem-Papandreou Peace Award.

UN Secretary General Guterres referred to the Greek Turkish Forum

The report of the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on his “Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus”, was published on November 14, 2019.

The Greek Turkish Forum hosted both Cypriot leaders on January 13, 2016

Both the leaders of Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities respectively jointly attended a luncheon at Chateau Status Restaurant in Nicosia…

The Coordinator and Past-Coordinator of the GTF Turkey Chapter visited Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, on March 27, 2018

Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın respectively, met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu…