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The following organizations have a cultural or philosophical link to the work of FABSIT, its mission, and/or the education and health care vision of the American Board schools and hospital in Turkey.

Turkish Philanthropy Funds

Founded by Haldun Tashman, an American Board school alumnus, TPF envisions just and sustainable communities where women and girls have equal access to opportunities and participate in every aspect of life; where all individuals, regardless of gender, religion or physical impairment benefit from an equitable and empowering education system; and where diversity is respected and nurtured. To accomplish this, TPF does two things: (1)Works with donors to understand their philanthropic goals and develop smart social investments. (2) Screens non-profits and then support the most effective programs to maximize the impact of giving.

American Friends of Turkey

Today’s AFOT, sister organization to the American Turksh Council, is expanding into new people-to-people programs across the country, co-sponsoring educational, cultural, and philanthropic programs with other organizations, and rebuilding the Newberry Friendship Fund as a means to broaden the scope of AFOT’s projects. In addition, we are expanding our programs to reach out to a broader cross-sections of American society throughout the country to appreciate better the links of friendship traditions and common interests that bind our two peoples.

Bridges of Hope

BOHP is a 501( c )(3) non-profit organization whose aim is to support educational projects for children in underdeveloped regions of Turkey, to instill in children the desire to read and learn, and to inspire them to pursue scientific and literary disciplines. Currently BOHP accomplishes this goal by funding libraries and game rooms in Elementary Level Public Schools (IÖO) and Rural Public Boarding Schools (YIBO) throughout Turkey.

Middle East Studies Association

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a private, non-profit, non-political learned society that brings together scholars, educators and those interested in the study of the Middle East from all over the world. As part of its goal to advance learning, facilitate communication and promote cooperation, MESA sponsors an annual meeting that is a leading international forum for scholarship, intellectual exchange and pedagogical innovation. An awards program recognizes scholarly achievement, service to the profession and exemplary student mentoring.

Redhouse Publications

The mission of Redhouse Publications is to promote the distribution of books published in Turkey, about Turkey and its culture. Redhouse Publications aims to continue the work of “removing the barriers to mutual comprehension” that motivated the work of Sir James Redhouse.

Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association (TASSA)

Turkish American Scientists and Scholars Association (TASSA) is an independent, non-profit and non-political organization established in June 2004 in Washington, DC. TASSA’s mission is to promote educational, scientific and technological cooperation between the USA and Turkey and to facilitate the advancement of science in Turkey and the USA through scientific exchange, educational programs and increased networking.