Ted Bogosian

Ted Bogosian is an American-born documentary filmmaker. He traveled to Mardin 25 years ago to prepare the documentary, AN ARMENIAN JOURNEY.

Cengiz Candar

Cengiz Candar is a journalist and public intellectual, a personal friend of Hrant Dink, and a consistent civic voice advocating more open exploration of the past and consideration for the future. He has lived and worked in Lebanon  and is familiar with Armenian Diaspora sentiments.

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from both countries with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument for Stability.

The overall objective of the programme is to promote civil society efforts towards the normalisation of relations between Turkey and Armenia and towards an open border by enhancing people-to-people contacts, expanding economic and business links, promoting cultural and educational activities and facilitating access to balanced information in both societies.


Ani Dialogue II in Istanbul

Since its inauguration in October 2010, the Ani Dialogue — organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus, the Heinrich Boell Foundation Turkey and the Caucasus Institute in Armenia — is dedicated to bottom-up reconciliation and normalization of mutual ties between Turkey and Armenia.

The main topic of the Ani Dialogue 2011 was “Society and State in Armenia and Turkey”. Both Armenia and Turkey are transition countries that still have very strong centralized governance. A shift from political systems that “protect the state from civil society intervention” to democratic systems, which protect the individual from state intervention and guarantee citizen control over the state, is on the agenda in both countries.


Global Political Trends Center (GPOT)

GPoT Center also conducts several longer term projects that address the Armenia-Turkey relations and reconciliation projects, holds policy and media discussions with the participation of media figures, opinion-makers, experts and former officials from Turkey and Armenia, facilitates television media coverage in Armenia and in Turkey, as well as conducts a pre-election journalism exchange to aid Armenian journalists in covering current elections in Turkey and vice versa.


Speaking to One Another

Since August 2009 dvv international has been implementing a project with the aim of contributing to the Turkish-Armenian reconciliation process. The project is financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. After a century of conflict and lack of dialogue, this project aims to build bridges between Turkey’s and Armenia’s populations through adult education, intercultural exchange and oral history research.


Memories Without Borders

Memories Without Borders is a unique Turkish-Armenian-Azerbaijani documentary, looking at the impacts of troubled histories on individual lives today. A joint work of a team of Turkish, Armenian and Azerbaijani film-makers, the film traces legacies of violence stretching from mass murder in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century, to war in Nagorny Karabakh in the 1990s.


The second series of CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN takes place within the framework of the programme  Support to the Armenia-Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.

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