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Association for Supporting Tarlabası Community

Association for Supporting Tarlabaşı Community that was officially completed its establishment in June 5, 2007.The main motive of association is to support people live in the Tarlabaşı.

In order to ensure its continuity, Association for Supporting Tarlabası Community carries on making the publicity through the media and providing financial support.

Board of Directors
  • Gizem Külekçioğlu Chairperson
  • Cem Demirayak Vice Chairperson
  • Murat Çelik Secretary General
  • Berkay Hacımustafa Treasurer
  • Melda Akbaş Member
Denetim Kurulu
  • Aslı Silahtaroğlu Bekmen
  • Buse Demir
  • Ayşegül Özadak
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Working Principles of Tarlabaşı Community Center

  • Tarlabaşı Community Centre (TTM) carries out activities laid out in the charter of the Tarlabaşı Community Support Association.
  • TTM was founded with the aim of providing educational, social and psychological support. There will be no distribution of aid in cash or in kind either to those who receive counselling from TTM or to any other persons via TTM. Under no circumstances will those who receive services from TTM be asked to pay fees of any kind.
  • TTM is a rights-based institution that carries out its activities without discrimination and in line with the principles of social justice, human rights, equality and democracy. Under no circumstances does TTM discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, religion, religious sect, nationality, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical appearance, ideas or thoughts, philosophical beliefs, social background, class, birthplace, or economic or other social status. TTM is against all forms of oppression and discrimination. As a social service organisation that aims to provide unbiased services, TTM conducts its activities with no allegiance to any political view or party.
  • In the interests of social justice and in line with the principle of equality, TTM gives priority in its activities to disadvantaged groups (children, the youth, women, minorities, people facing socio-economic deprivation, victims of migration, any ethnic group that faces discrimination in society, people with different gender identities and sexual orientations, people with disabilities, etc.).
  • TTM works towards raising awareness in society of children’s and human rights and organises its activities accordingly. The priority of all its activities is the best interests of the child and the centre only supports activities that observe this principle. TTM is against any kind of violence within the organisation itself and within its projects and service area, and this principle is applied in all activities. The principle of peaceful service under the umbrella of art and education is essential in all activities carried out at TTM.
  • Under no circumstances does TTM cooperate with institutions that hold prejudices against or stigmatise the neighbourhood of Tarlabaşı and those that live there, nor does the it allow activities that do so to be held in the centre.
  • In accordance with the principle of the right to privacy and counsellor-counselee confidentiality, under no circumstances is the confidential information of those who receive services from TTM shared with any other party.
  • TTM applies a policy of transparency regarding its activities, actions and resources.
  • The TTM Administrative Board (chair, deputy chair, secretary, accountant, members) has the authority to make decisions related to TTM. The exchange of opinions and consensus with the centre’s administration (administrator, administrative assistant, volunteer coordinator, psychological counsellor) is essential in the decision-making process. The needs and demands of Tarlabaşı are the primary consideration for all activities that take place in TTM.
  • Educational and cultural activities that are in line with our aims are held either independently or in collaboration with related institutions. Such activities include courses, seminars, conferences, symposiums, exhibitions, festivals, performances, presentations, meetings, workshops, conventions and panel discussions. A range of related audio, visual and written materials are produced and shared.
  • In order to obtain resources and to enable the continuation of works carried out at TTM, the Tarlabaşı Community Support Association may coordinate projects with national and international institutions and organizations, submit project proposals, and conduct fundraising activities.


The Tarlabaşı Community Centre Team

Remziye Bozkuyu

Remziye Bozkuyu