The Consequences of NGO Suspensions in Turkey

After the July 15th failed coup attempt that killed approximately 300 people and injured over 2,200, the Turkish government has implemented a series of crackdowns on civil society organizations resulting in the suspension of approximately 1,495 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The Ministry of Interior justifies their actions under Article 11 of the State of Emergency Law […]

A Valuable Relationship: HasNa, Inc. and Arkadaşlar

HasNa, Inc. is honored to be represented in this month’s edition of Buralarda, Arkadaşlar’s newsletter. Our founder, Nevzer Stacey, attended a reunion last month where she spoke about one of our upcoming programs, the Turkish-Armenian Youth Dialogue (TAYD). We value our close relationship with Arkadaşlar, a network of former Peace Corps volunteers in Turkey, and […]

Community Town Hall with Garo Paylan, founding member of the HDP party in Turkey

On Friday, September 30th, Garo Paylan will be participating in a community town hall discussion titled “Recent Developments in Turkey and the Armenian Community”. Mr. Paylan is a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and is a deputy of the Turkish Parliament representing the third district in Istanbul. The discussion will be held […]

A Case for Change in Turkey

  (This blog post is contributed by Harper Clark, a summer ’16 undergraduate intern with HasNa Inc. All views and opinions reflected in this article strictly belong to the author.) With a number of complex social and economic issues abound, there seems to be no immediate solution for Turkey’s entrance into the EU, especially after […]

Anatolian Artist Gallery in DC

[embedit snippet=”break-new-line”] Prominent Turkish-Jewish sculpture artist Nadia Arditti will be exhibiting her outstanding works in Washington, DC next month at the Gallery NK. On Saturday, April 2nd from 6-9 PM, Gallery NK will be display Arditti’s renowned sculptures. Pieces will be available for purchase, and she will be donating a portion of the sales to […]

Hard Work Pays Off

Last week the Financial Times published a fantastic article about recent progress made in the reunification of Cyprus. The author of the article, Tony Barber, speaks optimistically about the discussions between Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot president of Cyprus, and Mustafa Akinci, leader of the Turkish Cypriots. While Mr. Barber is absolutely correct in his […]