Projects in form: Books and Films
In Turkey, with the escalation of state violence during the 1970s and the bans that were introduced as part of the military coups, “other” identities were able to get organized only by the second half of the 1980s. They had to come together through “illegal means” in the first years of their organization. During this period, LGBTİ+ activism was under [...]
2015-2016 mark a turbulent time in Turkey, a time when the peace process collapsed and consecutive bomb attacks targeted civilians in public spaces. The peace process officially started on March 21, 2013 when Abdullah Öcalan’s letter calling for peace was read out. At the beginning of 2015, the two-year negotiations have reached an important milestone. On February 28, 2015, the [...]
On March 21, 2013, Abdullah Öcalan’s letter calling for peace was read out during the Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır. Later on, PKK declared a ceasefire on March 23, 2013, and announced that it would withdraw from Turkey’s borders on May 8, 2013. This was the beginning of the process which was started to end the armed conflict that has been [...]
Following the Young Turk Revolution in 1908, the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) gradually began to dominate Ottoman politics, gaining full power by 1913. Pursuing Turkification policies was one of the main paths followed by the CUP, accompanied by a move toward absolute centralism to prevent further collapse of the empire. Toward this end, ethnic and religious homogenization of [...]