İhsan Karayazı and Gamze İnceli İpek from Istanbul, members of Kars Urban and Culture Research Association, were supported with the travel grant to visit to Gyumri, Yerevan and Dilijan, for meeting restaurant owners and chefs, and for organising a joint culinary workshop on common gastronomy heritage with chefs from Turkey and Armenia.
Gamze Ineceli Ipek
“Our histories are so interwoven together. There is much more that unites us than seperates us. In my opinion it is very likely that the normalization process will be achieved by openness and vision of women…”
“There are so much exceedingly in common and sameness is so deepened in human nature in Armenia and Turkey that this make me to question if this is an advantage or a challenge for normalization between the two neighbouring countries.”
*Photos: Arda İpek