Formation of Türkiye Institute

Founded in 2022, the Türkiye Institute is an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce Netherlands-Türkiye  and the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands.


The Institute understands that in an increasingly globalised world, in which people are able to travel and exchange information faster than ever before, Europe is becoming more integrated and there is a growing interdependency among nations, communities and individuals. As a result, successful intercultural interaction will undoubtedly become a major challenge for international relations in the 21st century.

In this regard, the Institute believes that inter- and intra- cultural relations can be strengthened and maintained through constant and on-going dialogue and exchange. These, in turn, lead to a better understanding and greater trust among nations and communities, prevent misunderstanding, improve communication and cooperation and help to reduce the likelihood of socio-cultural conflicts and disputes.

Goal & Mission

The Institute’s aim is to promote cultural diplomacy between Türkiye and Europe. Thus, the Institute contributes to achieving global peace and strengthening intercultural relations.

Activity & Methodology

The Institute works continuously to develop new and innovative initiatives of cultural diplomacy. The major objectives of the Institute are to extend cultural diplomacy and create a platform to promote and sustain intercultural dialogue at all levels.


The Institute also promotes cultural diplomacy by actively supporting the work that is already being done in this area by partnering and communicating with other actors in the field.