The Jerusalem Platform
With its spiritual identity, Jerusalem is a piece of land where humanitarian values emerged. The prophets invited humanity to the truth there in that holy land. This invitation inspires the sense of virtue. For this reason, the meanings which Jerusalem profoundly cary make it the heart of the world peace.
Today, however, Jerusalem has become a symbol of war instead of peace. Unfair occupations, which still continue with Zionist expansionism, keep pushing the Palestinian population towards a refugee status. In Gaza and other regions, Palestinians, including babies, are massacred in the eyes of the world. But peace is attainable.
With its belief in peace, the Jerusalem platform was founded under the leadership of a group of women's media professionals within the body of İrfan'dan Medeniyete Foundation. Those women who had individual professional studies on Palestine before the establishment of the platform prepare cultural projects within the platform to raise awareness in the national and international arena. The platform is trying to implement these projects over time.
For this purpose,
* Two international symposiums were organized in April and November 2017, and the scholars of the field evaluated the past, present and future of Jerusalem. In addition; various interviews, conferences and panels were organized every month with the contribution of specialists.
* Consisting of the pictures of world renowned Middle Eastern artists, the picture gallery called "Jerusalem leaving a mark on the canvas" was met with the audience.
* A concert was performed at the Hagia Irini museum, which was jointly given by the Mizac music community of Jerusalem and the world famous pianist Tuluyhan Ugurlu.
* As the greatest staged show with the Jerusalem theme in Turkey, Jerusalem of the time - the Time of Jerusalem was watched by large crowds.
* The architectural works which are the richness of Jerusalem were tried to be told, in an interactive environment with a different style, with the exhibition "Common Heritage Jerusalem". Information on the historical line of Jerusalem and Palestine was given.
* With the documentary "Path to Emphaty", human dimension of the problem is told by the experts who approach Jerusalem and the Palestinian issue with consience. The microphone was extended to the Israeli citizens and the Israeli public's attitude to the occupation was evaluated.
* Pioneered for the establishment of Jerusalem and Palestine Research Centers in the Marmara and Medeniyet Universities..
In addition to these activities, there are academic and popular books series, library and museum establishment studies that are under preparation..
The Jerusalem platform, founded on inspiration by a visit to Jerusalem in November 2015, believes that the Palestinian and Jerusalem issues are linked to many of the world's issues. Conflicts and chaos can not be avoided in the world unless the fundamental values of humanity are respected. The Jerusalem Platform, in the direction of its beliefs, calls on all human beings to unite in goodness, truth, justice and peace.