ASAM Istanbul Initiative

This initiative aims to provide support to asylum seekers from Syria. The Istanbul Initiative works as a partner of the national ASAM (Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants), organisation, which is concerned with

Tarlabaşı Community Centre

The Tarlabaşı Community Centre (TTM) was initiated as a project by the Istanbul Bilgi University Centre for Migration Research in September 2006, aimed at developing a model for social coalescence and multicultural coexistence, fostering participation

Women’s Solidarity Foundation

Following the earthquake of 17 August 1999 in Marmara, the Women’s Solidarity Foundation (WSF) was initiated by a group of volunteers in order to create solidarity among women who had been affected by the disaster.

Gökkuşağı Women’s Association

The Gökkuşağı Women’s Association was created in 2003 as a result of the rise in cases of abuse of women, rape and other sexual assaults in recent decades in Turkey. Unlike many other “women-based organisations”

Istanbul LGBTT

The Istanbul LGBTT Solidarity Association is a self-organisation that promotes the rights of sexual and gender minorities, namely lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transvestite people. The Istanbul LGBTT was founded as a civil initiative in 2007

Alucra Development and Education Foundation

Economic growth and industrialisation policies resulted in rapid urbanisation and rural-urban migration in Turkey between 1950 and 1980. The period saw many people from less-developed regions move to the country’s metropolitan areas, especially Istanbul. Alucra,

Roma People Platform

Roma People Platform is one of the main ethnicity-based, human rights platforms in Turkey. Since 2012, the platform has been working on the behalf of Roma people who have been regarded as a minority group

Anatolian Culture

Anadolu Kültür has been founded as a non-profit initiative in 2002 by several people from different areas of fine and commercial art, business and civil society organisations with the aim of promoting shared production of