Ela Nuroğlu: "With our music we created a dialogue between societies. We sang Armenian songs in Turkey and Kurdistan, and sang in Turkish and Azeri in Armenia."
Adrineh Gregorian: "I’m so proud of what my friends from Turkey and I have accomplished together. The Travel Grant made it possible to strengthen bridges between people regardless of political and mental closed borders."
Belgin Cengiz: "The border between us and Armenians, who were one of the earliest communities of this geography and who contributed to the cultural background of Turkey, is similar to separating two siblings from each other by force and violence."
Merve Temiz: "Travel Grant helped us to get to know Armenia closely. We met people, cultures and traditions. We drew a new picture of Armenia in our minds."
Seda Seven: "After our travel to Armenia, I decided to study Armenian language and literature in Armenia."
Erdinç Alnıak from Çanakkale, member of the Troya Culture Association, was supported with the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant to visit Yerevan, to hold creativity workshops with the children in Armenia as part his joint project ‘Art for My Neighbour’.
İlgi Karaaslan and Mert Ayaroğlu from Istanbul, were supported with the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant to visit Yerevan, to take part in the Yerevan Architectural Biennale, to promote the biennale in Turkey and to build partnerships for cross-border cooperation projects.
Berkant Kılıçkap, Serhat Utku İnan, Duygu Güngör, Mihran Tomasyan and Ömer Öztüyen from Istanbul, were supported by the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant to visit Yerevan, to take part in the High Fest International Performing Arts Festival with their dance piece titled ‘Family Trees’.