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The meetings Sayat Tekir from Nor Zartonk will have In USA

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Nor Zartonk Spokeperson Sayat Tekir will attend several organizations in his visit to USA invited by ANCA-ER. We hereby list the organizations he will attend.

Meet & Greet and Round-table Discussion with Sayat Tekir of Nor Zartonk

Panel: LA

A limited group of people are invited to meet and attend a roundtable discussion with Sayat Tekir, a founding member of the Nor Zartonk movement about issues related to Armenians from Turkey, the recent Turkish Parliamentary elections, inter-community solidarity, and Nor Zartonk and their successful Kamp Armen Resistance. This smaller and more intimate event is meant to complement Tekir’s talk organized by the AYF on Sunday, November 8, at the ACF Burbank Youth Center.

Please RSVP by Thursday, November 5 (via the google event)
The discussion will mainly take place in Armenian and English and Turkish (on request).

For more information, please call 818-282-2227 (Manuk Avedikyan) or e-mail manuk.avedikyan@gmail.com

Haytoug Talks

The AYF will be hosting its first annual Haytoug Talk, where the struggle against human rights abuses in Turkey will be the main topic of discussion. The talk will feature Sayat Tekir, the founding member of the Nor Zartonk (“New Awakening”) movement based in Istanbul.

Sayat Tekir and the Nor Zartonk movement were instrumental in the return of Kamp Armen to the Armenian community of Istanbul.

Kamp Armen was an Armenian orphanage slated for demolition and gentrification, until Nor Zartonk and solidarity activists decided to stage an indefinite sit in that lasted 175 days. In the course of their sit in they experienced overwhelming support and solidarity from local Turkish and Kurdish residents, and were also attacked on two separate occasions by fascists and ultranationalists.

Sayat will speak about these experiences, as well as the recent elections in Turkey and other relevant topics.

Armenians In Turkey Today

On October 27 Camp Armen in Istanbul was returned to its rightful owners, the Armenian Evangelical Church of Gedik Pasha due to the Armenian resistance led by Nor Zartonk movement.

Do not miss the rare opportunity to meet Sayat Tekir, Armenian activist from Turkey, the spokesperson of Nor Zartonk movement and get first hand information on the recent developments with Camp Armen, the challenges facing Armenians and other minorities in Turkey, the mission and current projects of Nor Zartonk movement, recent developments taking place in Turkey and their effects on the Armenian community.

The event is organized by St. Illuminator’s catehdral, Armenian National Committee of New York and Armenian Missionary Association of America.

Admission: Free

Refreshment will follow

Sayat Tekir will be in New York for only one day on his way to Detroit to get the Activism award on behalf of Nor Zartonk at ANCA-ER 9th annual Banquit to be held on November 14, 2015. For more information, tickets and donations please visit: www.ancaef.org .

A New Awakening : Armenian Advocacy and Activism in Istanbul