Who We Are?
Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation (TCFF), which aims to promote
friendship and cooperation between the two countries, rests on the
foundation of current relations between the Turkish Republic and the
People’s Republic of China. It was founded on 24th December 2009 in Ankara by the leadership of Hasan Çapan, who has maintained close relations with the Chinese for many years.
the ever-growing and changing world, TCFF aims to enhance friendship
and cooperation with China on the basis of social, cultural,
technological and economic values.
foundation’s main frame of work relies on cooperating with national
and international institutions of both countries, providing support for
associations and trusts that work parallel to the concept, promoting the
two countries and their cultures, giving support to scientific research
and publications, organizing student and academic staff exchange
programmes along with academic seminars and conferences, and offering
desires to achieve a significant vision for both countries. In this
course, it will make serious effort to work for the best interest of two
countries by closely monitoring the agenda of Turkey, China the Middle
East and Asia in terms of social, economic, cultural and political
aspects. Apart from this, the Foundation aims to provide proper guidance
for Turkish and Chinese businessmen and policy makers and politicians.
the two states there is much to learn from and share, with Turkey
having to follow a policy of stability between the west and the east in
the 21st century, and China, which will be moving rapidly
towards becoming the prominent and leading power of the century.
Moreover, it is clear that the interests of the two countries intersect
at Central Asia and the Middle East; thereby, making it essential to
enhance mutual relations so as to meet such interests in a desired way.
Furthermore, it is one of the Foundation’s priorities to increase the
current benefits and to direct more importance on the global interest
gained by the two countries. It is believed by TCFF that there will be
beneficial results when the current cooperation is consolidated and
therefore; the Foundation aims to make contribution to build a suitable
platform through which strategic joint production, commerce, and
research and development are achieved.
has been stated in various top-level state visits that Turkey and China
maintain being important countries due to their geopolitical locations,
that both countries are influential in maintaining world peace and
stability, and that provided the relations are developed, the two
countries will certainly great positive impact on each other. Thus, TCFF
especially puts an emphasis on world peace and the joint work that will
be done by both countries to provide for world welfare.
closely observes and highly appreciates the success which China has
displayed in economic initiative and reform. At the same time, China
sees Turkey as a dynamic and developing country and monitors the changes
and improvements that take place. Commercial and economic relations
between Turkey and China have serious potential and are developing
prosperously. With mutual investments made, the volume of trade is
expected to rise more.
Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation is fully aware that the two
countries and neighbours need to work closely, just as they do in areas
of culture, economy, education, art, science and sports, to realise
joint ventures in foreign affairs.
TCFF gives priority to the concept of globalization in its work frame
with China, it has established a network of collaboration with the
executives of both countries. Therefore, the Foundation helps the
people, institutions and establishments from the two countries form
mutual exchange of information, enable cooperation and collaboration and
make investments in various fields.
the developments in Turkish-Chinese relations, evaluating and
diversifying the opportunities that these countries have and will have
in the future and presenting these to the public are some of the main
objectives of The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation.
Below are the main goals of The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation.
The foundation aims to make improvements in the field of education by
enabling exchange of expertise and experts. Among the planned work are
Turkish and Chinese language courses, student exchange projects for
graduate, post-graduate, PhD. Students and academic staff, research and
The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation aims to establish a dialogue
among institutions of science, carry out research and development
projects and expand work on technology between the two countries.
The Foundation aims to carry out projects in which businessmen from
both countries get to know one another through fairs and other similar
organizations and desires to organise symposiums where problems in the
business sector are discussed.
ARTS AND SOCIAL EVENTS:
The Foundation aims to organise panels and seminars to which experts
such as historians, academic staff, scientists, journalists, men of
state and diplomats attend so that the rich cultural heritage and
civilization of the two countries can be examined and shared in depth.
FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES:
The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation aims to promote film
productions and documentaries on the cultural values of the two
countries. It also desires to organise film festivals to which
producers, directors, scenario writers and actors can attend, promote
participation from both countries to such film festivals, enable
exchange of academic staff in film making, and pinpoint and solve
problems related to the business of film making.
ARCHEOLOGY AND MUSEUMS:
The Foundation aims to further the work on the protection and promotion
of cultural and historical heritage of the two countries and conduct
work on preservation and restoration, give support to history of art and
museology, enable exchange of academic staff and experts in the field
of archaeology and history of art, and organise conferences and
PUBLICATIONS AND LIBRARIES:
The Foundation already carries out work on the cooperation of Turkish
and Chinese national libraries, whereby the collection of books are
expanded, and prominent literary, scientific works as well as popular
publications and websites are translated into the languages of the two
FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONAL CULTURE:
The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation aims to enable in depth
research and promote the folklore and traditional culture of the two
countries. The foundation also aims to carry out conferences and
seminars, to enable the exchange of artist of folk music, folk dances,
puppet show and shadow theatre, to provide participation in
international folk festivals, and to conduct research on folklore
culture and provide support.
The Foundation aims to provide participation of artists of the two
countries in international music, dance, folklore, theatre, opera and
PRESS AND THE MEDIA:
The press and the media play an important role in information,
entertainment and forming public opinion. Being an active power, they
are two of the most important means for non-governmental organisations
to reach their target mass and to gain acknowledgement. The Turkish
Chinese Friendship Foundation aims to reach the members of the Turkish
Parliament, ministers, members of the foreign mission, local
administrations, national media agencies, academic staff, research
institutes, Think-Tank institutions, the Union of Chambers and Commodity
Exchanges, corporations, travel agencies through the periodicals of The
Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation, television programmes and
academic publications. With this project, the Foundation desires to
facilitate the people of the two countries to have access to accurate
information and news, develop economic relations, accentuate the
importance of the two countries, and form stability.
YOUTH AND SPORTS:
Sports is a means to consolidate and promote peace, friendship and
brotherhood, especially among young people. It is very important for the
Foundation to put into practice the educational, entertaining, social
and healing effects of sports.
the past years, The Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation was actively
involved in ‘Live China in Turkey’ event organised by the Embassy of the
People’s Republic of China. ‘Turkish- Chinese Relations Seminar’ and
‘Chinese –Turkish Writers Exchange Event’ are two of the seminars which
the Foundation helped organise. The Turkish Chinese Friendship
Foundation is currently planning various organisations, seminars,
symposiums and fairs in 2011-2012 ‘China Year’ in Turkey and 2011-2012
‘Turkey Year’ in China.
Turkish Chinese Friendship Foundation holds an important place in both
countries due to the fact that it has undertaken serious responsibility
to develop and expand cooperation and partnership between Turkey and
China, which are two countries that are renowned for their important
historical and cultural background.