Bilateral cooperation projects - Türkiye

Bilateral cooperation


The embassy and consulate-general in Türkiye work on various themes with a wide range of Turkish stakeholders and organisations. The Dutch network’s activities in Türkiye focus on creating awareness, sharing knowledge and building networks for dialogue. Where possible, we apply Dutch knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact.

Tulip Education & Recreation Centre

Opening of the Tulip Education & Recreation Centre
In solidarity with victims of the earthquakes, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands decided to honour its national day, Kingsday (April 27), in Kahramanmaraş, with the opening of the Tulip Education & Recreation Centre. With the financial support of eleven companies who contributed generously, and in close cooperation with Onikişubat Municipality and the EXPO organisation, the Embassy established the Tulip Education & Recreation Centre within the Kahramanmaraş EXPO area. This Centre will provide the children and women living around the EXPO area with a (child) friendly environment to have a moment of rest and to assist youngsters who have fallen behind in their education.

IKSV Instrument Support Fund

Students receiving their instruments
Together with Mr. Mustafa Yegen, Deputy Director General of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the Ambassador handed over new music instruments to students from Kahramanmaraş who lost their instruments during the earthquakes. The new instruments were provided by the IKSV Instrument Support Fund with financial contribution of the Embassy.

Netherlands and Türkiye Friendship Forest in Mamaris

Planting trees at the Friendship Forest in Marmaris

On 11 November 2022, Tree Planting Day, together with youth from the Netherlands and Türkiye the Embassy staf planted 10.000 trees in Marmaris to help revitalise the forests destroyed by wildfires and to create the Friendship Forest.

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Ambassador Marjanne de Kwaasteniet symbolically planted a number of trees in Marmaris on Tree Planting Day 2022. She also announced that the embassy and consulate-general in Türkiye will be planting 10,000 trees in Marmaris in the next planting season to replace the forests devastated by fires.