The documentary will include different stages of Armenia-Turkey relations including the initial engagement between the newly independent Armenia and Turkey in 1991-1992 to closing of Armenia-Turkey border in 1993, the appearance of the Armenian Genocide issue in Armenia’s foreign policy agenda in 1998-2008, the works of the Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission in 2001-2004, Hrant Dink’s assassination in 2007, and the Armenia-Turkey protocols and “football” diplomacy in 2008-2010.
The documentary will also present the Armenian-Turkish contacts at different international platforms including the UN, Council of Europe, BSEC, and others. The grantee plans to secure a wide publicity for the documentary, in particular, by including it into the programme of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Armenia in July 2015. Overall, the project will help the societies of Armenia and Turkey to better understand the scope of the normalisation efforts undertaken since early 1990s, and think about more effective future initiatives that could contribute to the full-fledged normalisation.
Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in collaboration with TOG (Community Volunteers Foundation, Turkey) organised an exchange visit of Armenia-based youth workers and volunteers to Istanbul, Izmit and Eskişehir on July 18-23, 2017 implemented as a part of EPF’s YouthBank activity within the framework of programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process, funded by the European Union.