The normalisation and development of Turkey's relations with its 'most distant' neighbour Armenia is the aim of the Foundation. The Foundation's work in this field is based on the principle that can be described as 'the border first opens in our minds'. As the Hrant Dink Foundation, we encourage direct contact in all fields between the two countries in collaboration with the civil society of both countries, independent of the political developments. We believe that civil society is the real determining element in the dynamics of the relations and we foresee the consolidation of this civic pressure. 

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The Hrant Dink Foundation launches the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with a view to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries. 

Since 2009, the Hrant Dink Foundation has been implementing Turkey-Armenia Journalists' Dialogue Programme to strengthen ties between journalists from Turkey and Armenia.

Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process: Stage Two (ATNP2) is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union.

An Armenia-Turkey Expert Dialogue Group has been initiated in order to build on the civil society momentum and to prepare a list of confidence building measures aiming at the normalisation of relations between the two neighbours.

Hrant Dink Foundation fellow Dr. Gayane Ayvazyan will be holding a public talk about her research focusing on the historiographical heritage of Eremia Chelebi Komurjian on May 3rd, at Havak Hall. 

Members of the Aratta Band from Gyumri, who visited Istanbul with the support of the Travel Grant: This is such a region where people can come together, get in touch, learn and develop in some ways.

Artsrun Pivazyan fellow from Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme and Aylin Vartanyan Dilaver from host organization Boğaziçi University Peace Education, Application and Research Centre, talked about programme.

Members of the Matenadaran Institute, who visited Istanbul with the support of the Travel Grant: As the number of such projects increase, the atmosphere of hostility between our two nations will disappear little by little.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grantees for the application period November 2016 - February 2017 is now announced. 74 individuals will be supported with the Travel Grant in this term. Next deadline for application is April 25. 

Duygu Bostancı, our fellow from Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, and Anna Kamay, from the host organization, Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) Yerevan, talked about the programme and their experiences.

Members of the music band, United Harmonies, who visited Istanbul with the support of the Travel Grant: In a way, by overcoming our concerns, went to Turkey again in order to continue assembling the big puzzle.

Fellows from Armenia, who continue their work in Istanbul within the framework of Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, visited the old Agos office at Sebat Building and exchanged ideas on the ongoing Site of Memory project.