Info-Türk is a Turco-European working group that was founded in 1974 in Brussels with the aim to inform the world opinion of the social, economic, cultural and political life of Turkey and the problems of the immigration coming from that country. Info-Türk has also published since 1974 many books, pamphlets, files, records and cassettes in different languages, mainly in English, French, Dutch, German and Turkish.
Denouncing the violations of human rights in that country, Info-Türk contributes to the struggle for democracy in Turkey as well.
Historically, it is the continuation of two preceding initiatives led by its founders Dogan Özgüden and Inci Tugsavul.
The Ant Publications that published in Istanbul a socialist review and more than fifty books from 1967 up to 1971.
After the interdiction of the review Ant by the junta of the 1971 military coup, its editors organized in Europe which carried out its fight until the foundation of Info-Türk.
Info-Türk launched its activities in April 1974 with the publication of a series of books and pamphlets. . The publication of the monthly periodical Info-Türk started in November 1976.
The Bulletin Info-Türk was published until January 1998 only on paper. From February 1998 until October 2001 also in electronic edition. Since November 2001, Info-Türk has been published only in the electronic edition.
The information given by Info-Türk for more than 30 years constitute a real chronology on the repression and the struggles for democracy in Turkey for more than a quarter of a century.
In addition to its publications and information activities, Info-Türk has also organized a series of social and cultural activities for immigrants in Belgium such as language courses, social and professional training, creative workshops and homework classes, and takes part in many democratic initiatives in struggle against racism and xenophobia.
All these activities and services are grouped together within an independent intercultural organization called Sun Workshops.
In 2003, the working group Info-Türk transformed into a private foundation.
This foundation has the aim of preserving and developing the material and intellectual heritage that its founders created in order to contribute to the recognition of socio-political and cultural realities of Turkey and to the socio-cultural promotion of the immigrants and refugees coming from this country to Europe.