Climbing the Mountain is a series of travelling programs with a pair of celebrities – Armenian and Turk – each of whom talks about their “personal journeys” dealing with historical and political tensions arising from the Armenian Genocide, its recognition and denial, and their own views on the way forward. These programs are held in various public spaces (schools, universities, radio stations, theaters, museums) in Turkey and Armenia, as well as in various European capitals.
The overall objective is to promote systematic, sustained, public discussion to transform the existing environment of misinformation and misunderstanding about the past and present – both among Turks and Armenians, and within the international community.
The Armenian-language translation of Birgul Oguz’s novel “HAH” from Turkish into Eastern Armenian was published by Antares publishing house, and it is currently available in book stores in Armenia. On December 16-18, 2017, HCA-Armenia hosted Birgul Oguz and the engaged literary translators in Yerevan for a series of promotional events.