Membership of BATAS

BATAS is an entirely independent and voluntary association, whose aims are:

  • to promote interest in and knowledge of Turkey and its cultural/geopolitical area, its history, culture, people and current affairs
  • to generate support for Turkish studies in the UK
  • to maintain the publication of TAS Review

When applying for membership of BATAS, you can choose a membership type that includes receiving a hard copy of TAS Review (published twice a year) or one that does not. In either case membership will give you give you free or reduced-rate entry to BATAS events and entitle you to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting, to stand for election to Council and to receive emailed information about forthcoming Turkey-related events (arranged by a variety of organisations) that may be of interest to you. The annual subscription rates for the different types of membership are shown in the last section of the APPLICATION FORM below.

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Your email address will be used only for communications about BATAS matters and (unless you opt out of receiving them) notices of other Turkey-related events. If you are not applying to receive a hard copy of TAS Review, your postal address will be used only in the event of a failure to reach you by email. Any information that you are willing to supply about yourself in the ‘Date of birth’, ‘Occupation’ and ‘Knowledge/Areas of interest’ boxes will help Council to build up a profile of BATAS members and to plan its activities accordingly. Please note that in the case of two people applying for joint membership, each person must make a separate submission, but only one should complete the payment section.

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