Turkey

Integrating libraries and culture into sustainable development planning: IFLA SG speaks at 4th Culture Summit

Around the world, there are already very positive examples of local and regional governments integrating libraries and culture into their wider development policies. To spread this good practice, we need both to build awareness, and shape global frameworks. 

  • News
  • 27 September 2021

Emptying Libraries Weakens Democracy – IFLA Statement on the Destruction of Library Books in Turkey

IFLA is deeply concerned by the announcement of the destruction of 140 000 books held by public-controlled libraries in Turkey. As established in IFLA’s Statement on Libraries and Intellectual Freedom, decisions on the selection and availability of library materials and services should be governed by professional considerations and not by political, moral and religious views. Such broad and indiscriminate withdrawals of books from libraries risks challenging the principle that the right of freedom of access to information should be guaranteed in all but the most extreme circumstances.

  • News
  • 09 December 2017
  • By: anonymous

Registration now open: IFLA President’s Meeting 2015

Dedicated website and final programme now available; There will be five mains sessions with the following themes: *IFLA Trend Report and Lyon Declaration *Transforming Technologies: Opportunities and Threats *Legal regulations and the Impact on Information Technologies *Transformation in Public Libraries *Knowledge Economy in all Aspects

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  • 17 March 2015
  • By: anonymous