GREEK TURKISH FORUM

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 Statement on December 18, 2023

GTF welcomes the signing of the Athens Declaration on Friendly Relations and Good Neighbourliness and 15 other documents.

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on November 1, 2023

GTF met in Athens on 30-31 October 2023. At the end of the two-day meeting, the members  released a joint paper as a contribution to the efforts for the promotion of a Positive Agenda between Greece and Türkiye.

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on September 15, 2023

GTF met in Cyprus on 8-9 September 2023. During their visit, the GTF members had the opportunity to meet with the leaders, negotiators, and party officials.

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on September 4, 2023

GTF is reiterating its hope and conviction that following the elections in Greece and Türkiye, the Positive Agenda supported by the two leaders. 

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on the passing of Costas Zepos

GTF mourns the loss of Constantinos Zepos, who contributed substantially to its work by leading the CBM sub-group in the late 1990s.

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on July 10, 2023

GTF members stress the importance of maintaining communication channels and adhering to existing CBMs to prepare the ground for negotiated solutions

The Greek Turkish Forum Statement on the earthquakes in Türkiye

GTF members from Greece and Cyprus express their grief for the catastrophe caused by the earthquakes that hit southeastern Türkiye.