Membership and Membership Procedures

Article 3- Every natural and legal person not in the scope of limitations set forth by the Turkish Civil Code № 4721 and Law of Associations № 5253, who adopts the aims and principles of the Association and accepts to work for that purpose, having complied with the conditions stipulated by the legislation, has the right to become a member of this Association. In addition to these general conditions, candidates should have conducted research in the fields of social sciences and humanities, published their research and/or shared their research with the public, should apply personally and their membership application must be supported by at least two members of the Association. Admission to membership is approved with the decision of the Association Board. For a foreign citizen who is not citizen of Turkey to become a member, such person should legally reside in Turkey. This condition does not apply to honorary membership.

Written application for membership to the Association’s President shall be addressed by the Association Board within thirty days and the decision of acceptance or rejection shall be notified to the applicant in writing. The member whose application is accepted is recorded in the membership registry to be kept for this purpose.

Principal Members of the Association are the founders of the Association and persons who applied and were admitted for membership by the Association.

Persons who provided significant moral and material support to the Association may be admitted as Honorary Members by a decision of the Association Board.

Only PhD students and academicians working in the field of Social and Political Philosophy may apply for membership..

Resignation from Membership

Article 4- Each member has the right to resign from the association, provided that such resignation petition is submitted in writing.

As soon as the resignation petition of the member reaches the Association Board, the membership cancellation procedures are considered finalized. The resignation from membership does not cancel out the accumulated debts of the member to the Association.

Termination of Membership

Article 5- The following circumstances form a basis for termination of membership:

  1. Acting against the bylaws of the Association
  2. Continuously avoiding assigned tasks,
  3. Not paying the membership fee for six months despite written warnings,
  4. Not to comply with the decisions made by the bodies of the Association.
  5. Losing the status of eligible member.

If a member violates the terms listed above, his/her membership shall be terminated by the decision of the Association Board.

The members who resigned from the Association or whose membership has been terminated by the decision of the Association Board shall be deleted from the membership registry and cannot claim any rights on the assets of the Association.