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Investigate Killing of Kurdish Human Rights Activist and Lawyer

Apparent Assassination Latest in Spate of Targeted Attacks against Kurdish Peace Activists (New York, November 29, 2015) – Project 2015 today condemned the apparent assassination of Tahir Elci, a prominent lawyer and Kurdish human rights activist who headed the Diyarbakir Bar Association. An unknown assailant reportedly shot Elci with a bullet to the head while … Read More »

Turkish Government Must Recognize Armenian Genocide, Account for Crimes of Prior Government

PDF in Arm, Tur, Fr Largest Ever Gathering of Diaspora Armenians in Istanbul to Commemorate Centennial with Turkish Groups (Istanbul, April 22, 2014) – On the eve of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Turkish and Armenian-American organizations, assembled with record-breaking number of Diaspora Armenians from around the world, called on the Turkish government to … Read More »

Arab and Amazigh Human Rights Organizations Call on Turkey to Recognize Armenian Genocide

PDF in Ar (Cairo, April 22, 2014) – On the eve of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, leading Arab and Amazigh human rights organizations called on the Turkish government to recognize the truth of the historic events, issue an unequivocal apology, and move towards accountability and reparations. The concerted campaign by Ottoman leaders a … Read More »

“WISHING TREE” Public Art Ritual to Honor Victims and Survivors of Armenian Genocide Planned for April 24, 2015 in Istanbul

PDF in Tur (Istanbul, April 10, 2015)—As part of an outdoor commemoration of the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, a public art ritual will be enacted on April 24, 2015, ahead of the formal commemorative ceremony, Project 2015 and Anadolu Kultur announced today. Participants will festoon the “Wishing Tree” with strips … Read More »

Project 2015 Awards Study Grants for Commemoration Events in Istanbul

PDF in Tur Students to Travel from Europe, United States for Guided Studies on Armenian Genocide in Turkey (Los Angeles, April 6, 2015) – Project 2015 has awarded nineteen students from ten universities grants totaling $30,000 to travel to Turkey to participate in Armenian Genocide commemoration events, Project 2015 said today. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation … Read More »

Groundbreaking Academic Conference on Armenian Genocide in Istanbul

PDF in Tur Istanbul Bilgi University, History Foundation in Turkey and UCLA Conference Part of Project 2015 and DurDe Centennial Commemoration Activities (Istanbul, March 17, 2015) — Scholars from around the world will convene at Istanbul Bilgi University on April 26, 2015, to participate in an international conference entitled “The Armenian Genocide: Concepts and Comparative … Read More »

April 22, 2015 Concert Program: “In Memoriam: 24 of April.”

  CONCERT: IN MEMORIAM- 22 APRIL 2015-ISTANBUL CONGRESS CENTER Organized by Kalan Music and Anadolu Kultur 19.30 Opening of the Exhibition   20.30 Concert   PART I Kardes Turkuler Ertan Tekin Hasmik Harutyunyan Erkan Ogur Ara Dinkjian & Onnik Dinkjian Haig Yazdjian   PART II Sahan Arzruni Eileen Khatchatourian Jordi Savall and Armenian musicians   … Read More »

Stanford University to Sponsor Students to Join Istanbul Commemoration for Armenian Genocide

Joint Initiative with Project 2015 to Offer Students Study Credits and Travel Grants for Travel to Turkey (Los Angeles, March 3, 2015) – The Stanford Global Studies Division, in conjunction with the Handa Center for Human Rights, the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, has … Read More »

Study Grants for Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration in Istanbul

Project 2015 Funding Available for Students Seeking to Join Commemoration Activities Study Grant Application Project 2015 Project 2015: Suggested Readings Project 2015: Independent Study Syllabus (Los Angeles, February 17, 2015) – A limited number of grants of up to $750 will be available to students wishing to obtain study credit for travel to Turkey to … Read More »

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration in Istanbul: Press Release in Armenian, French, Turkish

PDF in ARM ENG FR TUR Groups To Bring Together Turks and Armenians from Around the World   (Istanbul, December 8, 2014) – Turkish and Armenian-American organizations are working together to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2015 and to encourage Armenians from around the world to attend, DurDe and Project 2015 said today. The … Read More »