The Turkish Publishers Association (TPA) is the oldest active, nationwide publishing trade association in Turkey. As an NGO established in 1985 in Istanbul, TPA currently has 424 members comprised of book and periodical publishers and distributors. TPA’s missions are to,
- Represent the occupations of publishing and book and periodical distribution.
- Improve the standards of the publishing industry in Turkey so as to ensure harmonisation with international standards.
- Provide comprehensive information to its members and other stakeholders at the local and international levels regarding publishing-related legislation, news and events.
- Promote copyright, contribute to the fight against book piracy, raise awareness of professional rights and create solutions to the professional problems of publishers,
- Define policy positions in consultation with members, promote and support improved literacy and book policies.
- Contribute to the fostering of arts and culture in Turkey.
- Protect and promote the freedom to publish.
- Contribute to making Turkey into a publishing centre of international stature.
Seckin Publishing Inc.
Board Members: Sabri İnal (Punto Dağıtım), Ahmet Boratav (Ege Publishing), Ömer Şükrü Asan (ATT Basım Yayın)
Publishing Standards and Digital Publishers Commission
- Atilla Akbaş / Pearson Turkey
- Hasan Özer / Özer Publishing
- Barış Özkul / Birikim Publishing
Children and Youth Publishing Commission
- Gülgün Çarkoğlu / Doğan & Egmont
- Asya Çağlar Öztürk / Kelime Publishing
- S. Baha Sönmez / Sev Publishing
- Çağla Acar / Acar Information Center (ABM) Publishers
- İlkay Marangoz (Sigma Publishing)
Educational Publishing and Book Exporters Commission
- İlhan Budak / Palme Publications
- Yusuf Doğan / Delta Kültür Basım Yayın
- Mehmet Necip Ethemoğlu / YDS Publishing
Trade Publishing Commission
- Erkan Akpınar / İletişim Publishing
- Nazlı Berivan Ak / April Publishing
- Cüneyt Dalgakıran / Kronik Publishing
- Onur Öztürk / Kor Books
- Tahir Malkoç / Maya Books
Academic Publishing Commission
- Servet Sarıkaya / Pegem Academy Publication
- Rıfat Çölkesen / Papatya Publishing
- Özer Daşcan / Anı Publishing
- Bahadır Algın / Birsen Publishing House
- Ünal Sevindik / Phoneix Publishing
Commission of Book Importer
- Atınç Yılmaz / Oxford University Press
- Cengiz Tuna / Cambridge University Press
- Faruk Dinç / Nuans Publishing & Bookstore
Financial Affairs Supervisor
R&D and International Relations Expert