The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. www.britishcouncil.org.tr
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.