Major Event – Refugee Week

Major Event Refugee Week Turkey hosts around 3.6 million refugees, most of them residing in the city of Istanbul. Yet the word refugee has become a marginalized term today, with various stereotypical connotations which have been defined by different mediums. Instead of redefining the word and what it really means, […]

Project Highlight – Sokak Lambası

Project Highlight Sokak Lambası Sokak Lambası is a project that helps distribute free meals to the disadvantaged community in Fatih once a week in collaboration with Istanbul&I. Sokak Lambası was started by Serap Abla six years ago, distributing soup in Taksim Square. In 2018, she decided to rent a place […]

Major Event – Conversations on Consent

Major Event Conversations on Consent The Conversations on Consent launch event was organised in collaboration with Istanbul&I, Yabangee, Conscious Creation Collective, Warm and Fuzzy, the Philia Project, AB Sivil Dusun Programi, Swatch Social and the Womb on the 24th of May. Conversations on Consent is a campaign that encourages its […]

Project Highlight – Qnushyo Homework Help

Project Highlight Qnushyo Homework Help Qnushyo is an NGO literally meaning “gathering” that aims to provide the local community of Yedikule with shared activities to develop skills, local knowledge, promotion, and local well-being. The founders of the community centre, Yakup Atuğ and Önver Çetrez, focus on providing activities for educational […]

Feature News – Eid Culture Night

Feature News Eid Culture Night Istanbul&I held its first culture night since the pandemic began last year to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this month, on the second day of the festivities. Culture nights at the Istanbul&I office were always the highlight of the month, with an overwhelming number of attendees every time […]

Feature News – Iftar Meets Community!

Feature News Iftar Meets Community! Every year during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Istanbul&I hosts its special project Iftar&Community that aims to provide iftar to disadvantaged families and create a sense of community by ensuring a fun atmosphere for children in a local park. In previous years, Istanbul&I volunteers painted […]

Project Highlight – English Speaking Club

Board News Office Reopening English Speaking Club (ESC) is one of Istanbul&I’s most popular and successful projects, carrying on since November 2017 and helping a number of people in Istanbul learn and improve their English speaking skills. The project was initiated by the Executive Coordinator at the time, Teymour Ashkan, […]

Major Event – Celebrating Earth Day

Major Event Celebrating Earth Day In celebration of the 51st Earth Day, Istanbul&I hosted a day of interactive online workshops on sustainability and environmentalism in collaboration with Yabangee and Inshirah Collective. Shahla Raza from Inshirah Collective kicked off the day by highlighting the focus of Earth Day 2021, quoting directly […]

Board News – Exciting New Projects

Board News Exciting New Projects The Istanbul&I Executive Board held a meeting on the 25th of March to discuss and finalize upcoming prospective projects for the month of April. With the recent change in board members, the new Executive Coordinator, Amber Sema Erkan, shared her ideas about redefining Istanbul&I to […]