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Turkey is a Newton Fund partner country. The Newton-Katip Celebi Fund was named after Katip Celebi, a renowned Ottoman scholar who specialised in history and geography.

Turkey’s economic and social development performance since 2000 has led to increased employment and incomes, making Turkey an upper-middle-income country. However, in the past few years, growing economic vulnerabilities and a more challenging external environment have threatened to undermine those achievements. Poverty is still an important challenge and new challenges have emerged, such as the need to manage the social inclusion of 4 million refugees.

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Priorities for Turkey

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and Turkey. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
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Advanced manufacturing
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Agri-food
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Basic sciences
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Environmental science
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Health
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Information and communication
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Social sciences
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Uncovering plastic’s harmful impact on human health

Turkey discards millions of tonnes of plastic waste every year. Over time these plastics leak harmful chemicals into the environment. This UK-Turkey collaboration has revealed how endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) used in everyday plastic food containers and food packaging are damaging the...

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Contact the Newton-Katip Celebi Fund team

If you are interested in learning more about Newton-Katip Celebi Fund please get in touch with our local team.

Pinar Celikcan

Newton Fund Programme Manager

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Turkey’s economic and social development performance since 2000 has led to increased employment and incomes, making Turkey an upper-middle-income country. However, in the past few years, growing economic vulnerabilities and a more challenging external environment have threatened to undermine those achievements. Poverty is still an important challenge and new challenges have emerged, such as the need to manage the social inclusion of 4 million refugees.

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0 % seats held by women in deliberative bodies of local government in 2019
OPPORTUNITIES

Funding opportunities

Information about our schemes, funding guidance, what's on offer and our partner matching service.

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