Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth

by Bridging the Divide
Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth
Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth
Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth
Build an Olive Branch for Turkish & Armenian Youth


The project will fund a Joint Advocacy Summit between Armenia and Turkey to abate the historical tensions between the two societies, while developing solutions to issues affecting their countries.

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For nearly a century, the relationships between Turkey and Armenia have remained obstructed by historical enmities, misunderstandings and political confrontations. Though political leaders have recently shown a willingness to move forward, change is not likely take hold unless the people can overcome long-held prejudices and stereotypes. Mending the historical rift between the Armenians and the Turks requires more than just top-down protocol, but face to face engagement to solve common problems.


This project will provide an opportunity for discourse, problem-solving, and opening channels of dialogue through a Joint Advocacy Summit for Turkish and Armenian representatives, emphasizing and encouraging engagement among future youth leaders.

Long-Term Impact

This project will reinforce values of tolerance & reconciliation among youth and civil society leaders while promoting cooperation and cross-border dialogue and facilitating discussion of policies affecting both Turkish and Armenian civil society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


International Center For Human Development website
ICHD twitter account
ICHD partner profile on BTD site

Organization Information

Bridging the Divide

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @bridgingdivide
Azadeh Meshkaty
Project Leader:
Azadeh Meshkaty
Westfield, VT United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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