Projects in form: Museums and Exhibitions
Founded by Hrant Dink and his friends in 1996, Armenian daily newspaper Agos defined its mission as to reclaim linguistic, cultural and historical values that make up the Armenian identity, pass them on to next generations, learn about Armenians living in Turkey and integrate them into society, get their issues on the public agenda in Turkey and find solutions to [...]
Ulucanlar Prison was built in 1925, following the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Thus looking at the history of this prison also means analyzing the history of politics in Turkey, since many political prisoners were incarcerated in Ulucanlar. It is almost impossible to mention the names of all the prisoners who were imprisoned unjustly and subjected to torture [...]
The assimilation policies of the Turkish state have existed since the early years of the Republic and have targeted all non-Turkish populations living in Turkey. The Kurds, who constitute approximately 15 to 20 percent of the total population, have been subjected to harsh restrictions and prohibitions for almost 80 years. The use of the Kurdish language in the public sphere [...]
The Kurds in Turkey, who have constituted 15-20 percent of the whole population, have been subjected to denial, repression and assimilation policies since the establishment of the Turkish nation-state. Although the Kurdish movement actors started to make demands for the collective rights of the Kurds beginning from the late 1950s, the Turkish state showed no tolerance such peaceful demands for [...]
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 [...]
The Fourth Pir Sultan Abdal Festival was held in Sivas in 1993. This gathering has been a crucial event for Alevis, who represent one of the largest ethnoreligious groups in Turkey but are not recognized by the state. The festival consists of conferences, discussions, speeches and religious rituals and brings various pro-Alevi NGOs and individuals together. On July 2, 1993, [...]
With the beginning of the Second Constitutional Era in the Ottoman Empire (1908), the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) began to employ Turkification policies that specifically targeted all non-Turkish communities living under Ottoman rule. When the empire lost its territories in the Balkan region in the course of the Balkans Wars (1912-13), these policies became more radical, culminating in [...]
From the second half of the 1960s to 1980, the leftist movement in Turkey was able to achieve substantial political mobilization among the working class, youth and women. This era was interrupted by the 1971 coup d’etat and ended with the 1980 military coup that bloodily suppressed the leftist movement, abolished the parliament, declared martial law and enforced a military-led [...]