The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors.  At their annual meeting delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.


Youth IGF

Youth Internet Governance Forum intends to bring young people together from various backgrounds to discuss and comment on developments in digital-related matters. The current form of Youth IGF in Turkey is part of an Erasmus+ project running in five countries (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey) under the coordination of Network of European Digital Youth. The Youth IGF Turkey is being organized by the Turkish partner of the project, Turkey-Europe Foundation. First taken place in September 2015, Youth IGF Turkey has received participants from NGO representatives, academics, activists, young professionals, students and volunteers. One of the participants of the Youth IGF Turkey 2015 has also participated in IGF 2015 in Brazil.


IGF Turkey

The Ninth Annual IGF Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The overarching theme for the meeting was: “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance”. Internet Governance Forum is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. The national IGF initiative provides a domestic forum to engage professionals of the digital sector, technologists, researchers, academics, activists and civil society, government representatives, business leaders. The aim of the forum is to sustain a dialogue platform and create partnerships as well as initiating policy proposals and reform. The participants include thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia and government.



IGF Turkey Board 


  • Gürkan Özturan

Organising Committee:

  • Su Sonia Herring
  • Fatma Işkın Demirel
  • Elif Sert
  • Nurhan Güner

IGF Youth Delegate