The International Institute on Ageing United Nations-Malta (INIA) in collaboration with the Turkish Geriatric Society and Hacettepe University, organised the 6th Geriatrics and Gerontology in-situ programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics which was held between 7-11 May in Ankara, Turkey. The training programme provided a comprehensive overview of geriatrics and gerontology. A site-visit to a nursing home was also organised. The programme was attended by 25 participants hailing from various parts of Turkey. These were composed of family medicine practitioners, public health specialists, residents, nurses, psychologists and social workers. The training programme was instrumental in assisting professionals to address and deal with the ever-increasing number of older people in Turkey.