The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

The British Council in Turkey

The British Council has been working in Turkey continuously since 1940, bringing international opportunities to life, every day. We work through partnerships and digital platforms from our Ankara and Istanbul offices to reach people throughout Turkey.

We create new opportunities and possibilities for people in the UK and Turkey. We work with policymakers, public officials, academics, researchers, artists, sportspeople, scientists, curators, civil societies, creative entrepreneurs, head- and classroom teachers work through us develop policy, professional standards and participation in English, the Arts and Education. We connect with large numbers of aspiring young people by creating international opportunities for skills development and dialogue In addition to these we develop and participate in many different projects themed around education and the arts.