NGO Partner
As one of the leading heritage NGOs in Turkey, the Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ÇEKÜL) strives to foster and build a nation-wide awareness and network for the preservation of the urban and rural, built and natural environment.ÇEKÜL was founded in 1990 by a group of intellectuals, the majority of whom were academics. Concerned about the impact of uncontrolled urban development and migration from the countryside, they joined forces to set up an organization to act as a guardian for Turkey’s threatened natural resources and cultural heritage.