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Center for Middle Eastern Studies

It aims to conduct amateur and academic studies on the humanistic problems, which the political and social developments in the Middle East geography cause, along with the existing languages, religions, nations, cultures, and to present these studies to the attention of the public on the national and international level through various tools.
It organizes the exhibitions, concerts, conferences, festivals, workshop studies, art activities and social projects at home and abroad on the subjects, which bear on the society imminently, such as the human rights regarding the immigrants and asylum seekers coming the Middle East, education, gender, health, family, science, art, culture, history, sports, movie, theatre, and it conducts joint studies and study cooperation with the institutions, which work in this sphere. It organizes the art activities, exhibitions, panels, festivals, meetings and projects about the Middle East.
It maintains studies such as examining, searching, accomplishing results, writing and reporting scientifically about the subjects and concepts with the components of the human rights, education, gender of the risked and disadvantaged societies such the immigrants, asylum seekers, women and the children, and it gives education in these spheres, performs right-based advocacy studies.

Work With Refugees

After the Syrian War, Kırkayak Kültür started right based activities and studies for Syrian refugees who had to run away from war and conflicts. Kırkayak Kültür tries to base “Works with migrants and refugees” upon philosophical works ranging from Kant to Derrida and content of hospitality, cosmopolitism, and the rights of others. With all the projects and activities categorized under “Works with migrant and refugees”, It is aimed at opening the matter of citizenship related to Syrian refugees up for discussion. Besides, activities are carried out with the objective of supporting the two-way learning process between refugees and host community on how to live together, social cohesion and coexistence.