Marking first, Turkish minister visits Armenian school

Education Minister Ömer Dinçer conducted a historic visit to Mıhitaryan Armenian School in Şişli’s Pangaltı neighborhood, becoming the first minister from the department to visit an Armenian school in the history of the Turkish Republic. The occasion was in return for a visit last year in which students from the school came to Dinçer’s office […]

Minorities ‘given entire asset rights’

Turkey’s Foundations Directorate General has organized a seminar on new regulations regarding minority foundations. Held in Galata Greek School in Istanbul on Dec. 13, the seminar titled “The Legal Condition of the Minority Foundations” was the first of its kind in the Republican period. Foundations Directorate General’s Chief Inspector Okan Saydam, the foundations’ Istanbul 1st […]

Exhibit marks Turkey’s first female sculptor

Turkish and Armenian artists gather works together at an exhibit to commemorate Mari Gerekmezyan, the first female sculptor in Turkish history The Getronagan Armenian High School in Istanbul’s Galata neighborhood is hosting a special exhibition for pioneering Armenian sculptor Mari Gerekmezyan, the lover of renowned Turkish poet and painter Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu. The exhibit will […]

France and Turkey: New horizons for a long-standing relationship

The president of the French Republic has marked France’s will to establish a “stable and trusting relationship” with Turkey. In preparation for his forthcoming visit to Turkey, I would like to encourage us here and now to drive forward our bilateral relations. We often find that little is known about the importance of our economic […]