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The "Say Stop to Racism and Nationalism" (DurDe) initiative was founded by activists in February 2007 after the assassination of Hrant Dink in order to combat racism and nationalism. From the beginning the Armenian minority and Turkey-Armenia relations have been on the agenda. One of the first events planned was a visit to Armenia in 2008. Due to a lack of funding, however, it did not take place.

DurDe has subsequently organized several campaigns and events. Among them was the December 2008 apology signature campaign widely covered by the Turkish and international media. The initial signatories included about 300 intellectuals.

DurDe organized two forums in Istanbul for the "Why We Apologize?" campaign in December 2008 and January 2009. The third forum was organized in Ankara in March 2009.

DurDe was among the organizers of two busses to attend the soccer match between Armenia and Turkey in Bursa on 14 October 2009. The most recent event was a memorial ceremony held on 24 April 2010 in Taksim Square. The call for this memorial was made by a group of intellectuals and artists, and about 1,500 people answered the call and gathered for the ceremony. The ceremony raised great interest among the national and international press.

 

DurDe
Karakedi Kültür Merkezi
Istiklâl Cad, Bekâr Sokak, 16/2, Beyoglu, Istanbul.

Tel: 0090 212 - 249 17 76

E-mail: durde@durde.org
Web: www.durde.org

For questions concerning Turkey-Armenia activities: Cengiz Algan cengiz.algan@gmail.com

August 2010

 Zurück DurDe (Say No to Racism and Nationalism) - Weiter 
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