Mkrtich Matevosyan from Gyumri was supported by the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant and visited İstanbul to strengthen links with partners from Turkey with whom he had worked during the 24 Hour Social Comics Marathon in Gyumri in 2013 and to take part in the 24 Hour Social Comics Marathon in İstanbul.
“Both Armenians and Turks have a big problem about knowing/recoginition. Especially about knowing oneself/self-recognition. Because both countries have gaps and unwritten pages in their history. If we can overcome this problem, then we can get engaged in dialogue and get to know the other.”
“Up until now, dialogue between the two countries could be possible thanks to the civil society organisations and inviduals. Democratisation process in both countries should also further enhance this dialogue.”