The Turkish Marine Research Foundation organized a meeting on February 23rd, 2013, in Istanbul to discuss the establishment of a Turkish Antarctic research base. Academicians, TAKBAM, Mr. Osman Atasoy, Ms. Sibel Karasu and the sailor Mr. Derya Sazak attended the meeting. In the meeting it’s pointed out that the Turkish Government remains disinterested to the Antarctic issue. Turkey’s procedure about Antarctica, the legal infrastructure, the writing of the Turkish Antarctic science programme and having a scientific meeting on May, 2013 were discussed.