PROPOSAL FOR A SOLUTION
Date: November 19, 2007 5:52:07 PM EST
– Part 4: WORKING PAPER
- For Part 1; Part 2 & Part 3
AN OPEN PROPOSAL FOR TURKISH & ARMENIAN SYNERGY:
A MANIFESTO FOR REVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS
PURPOSES of the Turkish-Armenian
Dedicated to Devrim/Revolution
The below draft was written to
initiate a dialogue for better understanding in order to jointly define the
concept and the mission.
Entry note: This text is presented as a
working paper, and will only become a final document when the envisioned
parties have come together and decided, in a full consensus, about how the
initiative will officially form.
1. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative aims to develop and apply rehabilitation,
development, cultural exchange, and jointly-developed projects with understanding
and compassion in order to heal and elevate relationships around the world.
2. Light Millennium’s Turkish & Armenian Synergy Initiative
aims to obtain support from and enter into collaboration with the United Nations
in order to create a platform to bring Turkey and Armenia together in a
dialogue. This will potentially
open new avenues for non-governmental and civil society organizations based on
Turkish-Armenian relations. These
organizations can be based in both countries as well as in the U.S.
3. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative aims to engender harmony and synergy among
the nations of the world, including but not limited to Turkey and Armenia.
4. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative strives to promote social welfare for the
people of Turkey, Armenia, and the United States.
5. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative exists to develop, collaborate on, support,
and expand all positive ideas related to these two countries through newly
designed projects, art exhibitions, festivals, and dance performances. In particular, these activities will function
to exemplify healing and to change long-standing conflicts in countries and
communities around the world.
6. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative supports a trusting and reliable environment
in which these countries might re-embrace each other, the United States, and
7. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will invest in the education system, starting
with the first grade in both countries. It will work, throughout the U.S. and E.U., to challenge prejudice and
remove multi-layered negativity. The
results will resonate throughout other communities and countries, providing a
8. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will involve a range of media executives and
reporters, starting in Turkey and Armenia. The organization will take a constructive, educational approach
with the media, and will encourage the two countries’ media representatives to
be professional in covering each other’s news in a transparent, candid, and
9. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will invest in the U.S. and E.U. media to
bring about unique collaborations and an ongoing exchange of lectures,
seminars, conferences, art exhibitions, and special screenings to be produced
and presented jointly, starting in the two regions but not limited to them.
10. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will foster jointly-produced film projects, documentaries,
books, and arts and culture programs. This media will serve to rehabilitate and reconstruct. Through these projects, citizens of both
countries will feel naturally that they can re-embrace each other’s traditions,
rich cultures, and values. The mindset around this reunion will be one of
presenting culture to the global market. The mutual benefits will create a cultural and economic
synergy in both countries; they will also contribute to a global
11. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will develop joint, collaborative projects
and programs through universities in Turkey, Armenia, the U.S., and the E.U. Provided collaboration and funds are
available, these projects and programs can span to many countries around the
12. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will focus on, develop, and encourage
positive ideas about how to recover from the serious damage in both communities
born from decades of negative perceptions.
13. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will target time frames, focusing primarily
on when the two communities lived with open dialogue, harmony, and peace. The organization will highlight
similarities and foster respect for their differences. This proactive encouragement of a functional
relationship for Turkey and Armenia will be designed with the following goals
in mind: rehabilitation, reconstruction, joint development, and
sustainability. These countries
have long-standing, mutual interests which, when shared, will contribute to a
global culture of peace.
14. Light Millennium’s Turkish
& Armenian Synergy Initiative will be open to all globally responsible
citizens of the world. The
organization seeks to collaborate with the Department of Public Information of
the United Nations in conjunction with all non-governmental and civil-society
organizations that do not have pre-conditioned mindsets, in order to begin a
dialogue of pure intention. Additionally,
this network will grow to encompass the private sector, government agencies, and
universities in Armenia, Turkey, the U.S., the E.U., and the rest of the world.
15. The Light Millennium aims to
launch this project at the United Nations.
* Willingness to work to diminish
violence, negativity, hatred, and prejudice.
* Willingness to work to stop
creating new obstacles.
* Willingness to channel energy,
labor, skills, and resources into the rehabilitation process and the promise of
* Willingness to focus on the
development of positive approaches, strategies, and projects.
* Projects must spring from at
least three nationalists dedicated to represent Turkish, Armenian, and American
interests; however, participation is not limited to these nations. The organization also aims to gain a
European country representative and at least one member from a related UN
* The Board of Directors of the Turkish-Armenian
Synergy Initiative should include at least two non-governmental/civil society
officers, two government officers, two private sector officers, two university
officers, and two student (high school or college) representatives.
* The Turkish and Armenian
Representatives may be Turkish-American, Armenian-American, native Turkish, or
* The goal is to launch in the
United States, Turkey, and Armenia simultaneously.
- Edited by Emily Alp
- Copy editor: Emily Bunker
- For Part 1; Part 2 & Part 3
For Mission & Vision of the
About Bircan Ünver, visit:
PART 1 – Can be read at
MYCOMMITMENT.ORG (initial version):
PART 2 – Can be read at
OYTRABZON.COM (initial version):
Also, altogether 4 parts could be
read at ARMENIANS-1915.blogspot.com (2007 initial version):
Disclosure: This draft of
PURPOSES & CRITERIA was written by Bircan Ünver as an open proposal to all
potentially interested individuals and institutions/organizations nationwide
and internationally, and does not necessarily represent the opinions of the
Board of Directors or the Advisory Board of the Light Millennium, The Board of Directors, Advisory Board,
volunteer representatives, and all interested individuals (including UN,
NGO/CSOs, private sector workers, and government agency representatives) are
invited and welcome to contribute to this draft.
Note: This DRAFT was written as a
first draft on 4th of July, 2007, for the idea of "a Turkish &
Armenian Synergy Initiative" to be formed under the Light Millennium
Organization associated with the Department of Public Information of the United
Nations, effective on December, 2005. Second Draft: November 11, 2007
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