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About GRF

Global Relations Forum

Global Relations Forum (GRF) is an independent, non-profit membership association committed to being a platform for engaging, informing and stimulating its members and all interested individuals in all matters related to international affairs and global issues.

GRF was founded with the enthusiastic support of 40 accomplished Turkish men and women who have assumed prominent roles in international fora and have received international recognition for their efforts throughout their careers. The founding members include former secretaries of state, university presidents, members of the armed forces, central bank governors, ECHR justice and retired ambassadors as well as leading business leaders, scholars, artists, and journalists. It was officially registered on May 11th 2009 and its first General Assembly was held on November 9th, 2009.

GRF intends to advance a culture that rewards the fertile tension between passion for intellectual diversity and dedication to innovative and objective synthesis. It nurtures uninhibited curiosity, analytic inquiry, rational debate and constructive demeanor as the elemental constituents in all its endeavors. It contributes to the shared understanding of and aspiration for humanity’s path to peace, prosperity and progress as an accessible, inclusive and fair process for all.

GRF does this in a variety of ways: by sponsoring Task Forces and policy reports; by convening meetings with prominent global leaders; by organizing roundtables with experts; and by fostering cooperation with global counterparts as well as through its community programs. GRF also sees its website,, as a vibrant forum towards achieving its goals.