The Forum meets several times in a given year, rotating between Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. The Forum activities over the years have been sponsored by the foreign ministries of Greece and Turkey, as well as international donor institutions and individuals from both countries.

GTF Statement on the Passing of Yaşar Yakış, June 26, 2024

The Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) mourns the demise of its prominent member, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Türkiye, His Excellency Ambassador (R) Yaşar Yakış. Ambassador Yakış was not only an outstanding diplomat but also a successful politician, public intellectual, and writer. He held various positions in the MFA of Türkiye, representing it as Ambassador […]

The Greek-Turkish Forum Met in Gaziantep on 16-18 April, 2024

The Greek-Turkish Forum met in Gaziantep on 16-18 April to discuss recent developments in the relations between Greece and Türkiye with focus on areas of economic cooperation. As part of the two-day meeting, the GTF forum members also payed a visit to the Mayor of Gaziantep Fatma Şahin, thanking her for her support. During the […]

The Greek Turkish Forum Met in Athens on October 30-31, 2023

The Greek Turkish Forum met in Athens on October 30-31 to discuss recent developments in Greek-Turkish relations. At the end of the two-day meeting, the members decided to release a joint paper- set of ideas- as a contribution to the efforts of the two governments for the promotion of a Positive Agenda between Greece and […]

GTF Statement on the Passing of Costa Carras

The Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) mourns the loss of Costa Carras, founding member of the Forum and Coordinator of the Greek Chapter, from 1998 until 2021. Costa Carras was an outstanding personality who devoted his life to the values of Democracy, to the promotion of peaceful coexistence between peoples, and the preservation of cultural heritage. […]

UN Secretary General Guterres referred to the Greek Turkish Forum

Activities of the Greek Turkish Forum on Cyprus has been attracting attention since its decision to open its Cyprus Chapter in 2006. The latest reflection of Forum’s continued efforts to encourage communal leaders on their efforts to find a fair, peaceful, and equitable solution through negotiations is the UN Secretary General António Guterres’ “Report on […]

The Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) met in Ankara on 6-7 May 2019

The Greek Turkish Forum met in Ankara to discuss the latest developments in bilateral relations as well as regional issues affecting the relationship between the two countries. At the end of the meeting, the GTF released a statement, urging all sides to negotiate a fair, viable, and permanent solution for the Cyprus problem based on […]

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

Following the annual meeting of the GTF on February 28, 2018, the previous and current coordinators of the GTF Turkey Chapter, Prof. Dr. Üstün Ergüder and Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydın respectively, met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mr Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on March 27, 2018, at his office in Ankara. Mr. Çavuşoğlu and the GTF […]

The Greek Turkish Forum members met in Istanbul on April 16-17, 2016

The Greek Turkish Forum met at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul on April 16-17, for their first regular meeting in 2016. At the end of the two-day meeting, the GTF released a statement, welcoming the progress achieved in the Cyprus negotiations. The GTF members expressed their positive opinions on ongoing international efforts and encouraged the two […]

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

The Greek Turkish Forum received the inaugural Cem-Papandreou Peace Award at the ceremony held in İstanbul on April 16, 2016, in recognition for its efforts to and commitment for contributing to the establishment of the sustainable dialogue in Greek-Turkish relations. Mr. Şarık Tara and Mr. Theodore Papalexopoulus were also chosen by the award committee to […]

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

Mr. Nicos Anastasiades and Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, the leaders of Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities respectively jointly attended a luncheon at Chateau Status Restaurant in Nicosia hosted by the Greek Turkish Forum. Several GTF members from Turkish, Greek and Cyrus chapters attended the lunch and expressed their opinions to urge both leaders to maintain the […]

The Greek Turkish Forum members participated to Corfu meeting on July 2015

The Greek Turkish Forum maintains its contribution to the establishment of sustainable dialogue between Greece and Turkey. Recently, some of the GTF members, including Mr. Erdil Nami, Mr. Mensur Akgün and Mrs. Paulina Lampsa, attended to a brain storming session held in Corfu Island, Greece on July 2015. In the meeting in which bilateral relations […]

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