The first Soroptimist Club in Turkey was chartered in 1948. SI Turkey was founded as a Soroptimist Union in 1953 by the author Müfide Ferit Tek. Today, the Turkish Union has around 1.000 members in 18 cities. It has 37 clubs, of which:

• 6 are in Ankara,

• 9 in Istanbul,

• 5 in Izmir.

Project-based activities are being coordinated through Public Training Centers & Clubs.

Several economic empowerment projects have been carried out:

-in Ankara at Atatürk &Başkent Public Training Centers,

-in Izmir at Ege TEM Public Training Center,

-and in Istanbul at Gultepe Public Training Center & Balat Soroptimist Culture House.

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