The primary objective of the study on cultural diversity in Kadikoy which is implemented from Association of Kadıköyü Friends of Science Culture and Art (KADOS) is to support the development of contemporary urban culture. Therefore, the study that will take one year to implement is intended to;
“In this study, we are going to traces back the Armenian, Greek and Jewish residents of Kadikoy, most of who had to leave their homes for political and economic reasons, on the basis of locations and we will pass on this knowledge to the younger generations.”
The Opening Workshop for “Call to mind: Cultural diversity in Kadikoy” was held on 7 February 2019 at the Moda Culture Society. The workshop held with the participation of Mustafa Ozarslan, Kadikoy District Governor; Bahar Yalcin, Member of Kadikoy City Council and Deputy Mayor; and Moris Levi, Representatives of the Council of Foundations, Other Community Foundations was also joined by Yorgo Istefanopulos, the Chairman of Board of Kadikoy Greek Orthodox Community Churches, Schools and Cemetery Foundation; Arman Bukucuyan, the Chairman of Board of Surp Takavor Armenian Orthodox Church Foundation and Eli Arditi, the Chairman of the Board of Hemdat Israel Synagogue Foundation as well as Ayse Deniz Arican, EU Expert from the Istanbul Representative of the EU Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the workshop, the representatives of the relevant institutions and the participants consisting mainly of Armenian, Greek and Jewish academicians, researchers, journalists and authors living in Kadikoy discussed the process of project implementation.