The Russian-Turkish Public Forum operates under the High Level Cooperation Council established by the Presidents of Russia and Turkey in 2010. The Council is called upon to coordinate the implementation of projects of political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
The Russian-Turkish Public Forum is aimed at the development of public relations and mutual understanding between the two countries in the cultural, humanitarian, scientific, educational, informational and business spheres. It also works to strengthen Russian-Turkish relations through the revitalization of the potential of civil society.
The Russian-Turkish Public Forum involves committees on various areas of interaction, with moderators from the Russian and Turkish sides:
"Culture, theatre, cinema and museum work"
"Education and Science"
“Business climate and legal issues”
"Development of relations in the area of interregional cooperation and local authorities"
"Historical heritage, joint historical research"
Since its establishment, five meetings of the Russian-Turkish Public Forum have been held: in Kazan (November 2013), Antalya (November 2014), Moscow (March 2017), Antalya (November 2018) and Saint-Petersburg (July 2019).
During the V meeting, more than 20 agreements were signed between Russian and Turkish universities. It was also suggested to make Russian-Turkish feature films on the culture of Russian and Turkish peoples. All the presented committees have been working actively to strengthen cooperation and expand interaction.
More than 250 people took part in the sections’ work, which exceeded the number of previous meetings’ participants.