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. It was stated that the Turkish Government remains disinterested in the Antarctic issue. Turkey’s procedure about Antarctica, the legal infrastructure, the writing of the Turkish Antarctic science programme and a potential scientific meeting in May 2013 were discussed.