The ABTA Executive Board met with the President of the Council of Higher Education of Turkey (YOK) Prof. Gokhan Cetinsaya and his advisory team to discuss ways to foster academic and scientific collaboration between the UK and Turkey. The meeting took place on 15 December 2012 in London. The focus of the meeting was to improve collaboration and knowledge exchange activities between academics in the UK and in Turkey. The round-table format of the meeting allowed participants to discuss a wide range of ideas and proposals on linking academics in the UK and in Turkey. Congratulating ABTA for its initiatives and activities to bring together academics in the UK, Prof. Cetinsaya encouraged ABTA to take an even more active role in reaching out to academic institutions in Turkey.