Nearly 50 academics attended the Turkish academics reception organized by the think tank Circle foundation.The Circle Foundation brought together academics in the UK at the reception it organized last night.The event took place at GoodEnough College, a 90-year education foundation in Bloomsbury, in central London. Mark Pritchard MP, vice-chair of the APPG Turkey in the British parliament, as well as the world-renowned physicist, Cambridge University professor Mete Atatüre, and many well-known academics in the field attended the reception.Enes Güzel, the President of the Circle Foundation, who made the opening speech of the event, said that the aim of the event was to establish new connections with Turkish academics in the UK, to search for funding opportunities for academic studies and to ensure solidarity among the Turkish academics in the UK.
The Conservative Party MP Mark Pritchard also stated that the launch of such an initiative by Circle Foundation is very valuable and he believes that it will contribute greatly to academic studies in the UK. Mark Pritchard MP also emphasised that this initiative will also play a positive role in the development of Turkey-United Kingdom relations and that it will enable the academic and business world between the two countries to work together.Professor Mete Atature, a scientist at the Cambridge University, drew attention to the academics of Turkish origin, whose number is increasing every year in the United Kingdom. Prof. Atature underlined that the formation of a new Turkish Academics association to be established is very timely and necessary.After the reception, the participants said that they are looking forward for the establishment of what we will emerge as the Turkish Academic Society in the UK.