Who Are We?

Istanbul Fellowship Program was initiated in 2016 by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM), the largest professional organization of publishers in Turkey. The aim of this program is to contribute to bilateral cooperation between Turkish and foreign publishers, and to make Istanbul a marketplace for copyrights exchange.

The first fellowship program that took place in 2016 with 14 different countries was followed by a second program in March 2017 that attracted 21 countries. The 3rd Istanbul Fellowship Program, co-organized by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), and Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM), took place with 209 participants from 66 countries. Many representatives of publishing associations from various countries also attended the Program. 1739 bilateral meetings were held during the 3-day program.

The 4th Istanbul Fellowship Program that was held between the dates of 26th and 28th February 2019 took place with 85 representatives from Turkey and nearly 200 participants from 68 countries. 2778 bilateral meetings have been realized during the 3-days program.