Turkey

Atletik Dildoa

20 October, Istanbul

LGBTI rights group Atletik Dildoa are aiming to promote LGBTI persons and women’s participation in sport with a panel discussion on important topics concerning power relations in sport. After the panel discussion, an exhibition displaying photographs from the ‘Goal-Lovers’ tournament that took place during the 2017 Istanbul Pride. The packed event schedule will conclude with a football tournament and after party. The group will bring together influential LGBT groups and female football teams such as Sportif Lezbon, who will also organise an event during the #FootballPeople weeks.

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Bilgi ve Beceri Dernegi – BVB

11-20 October, Nigde

In Nigde, human rights group BVB are running an exchange between young people from different countries. The exchange will involve participants from Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Turkey and Armenia with the aim of promoting tolerance and acceptance of different cultures and nationalities.

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Cinsel Şiddetle Mücadele Derneği

16 October, Istanbul

The Association for Struggle Against Sexual Violence are hosting a panel discussion that will focus on how to tackle abusive, discriminatory and violent behaviour in football.

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Girl Power

14 October, Giresun

Denmark based group Girl Power are running a Freedom Seekers Football Funday in the Giresun province of Turkey for refugee children between the ages of 9 and 16.

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Gürpınar 75. Yıl Cumhuriyet Ortaokulu

22-25 October, beylikdüzü / istanbul

Gürpınar 75 Secondary School are running three days of events that aim to focus on issues surrounding sports, refugees, tolerance, mutual respect and gender issues. The school hopes to create awareness about these topics by encouraging participants to discuss how to tackle racism and use sport as a means of inclusion. Following the panel discussion, a football tournament will be played including teams made up of players from many different nationalities.

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Hikmet Gençlik ve Spor Kulübü Derneği

13 October, Melikgazi/Kayseri

The Hikmet Youth and Sport Club Association are organising a ‘Friendship Match Against Racism’ where refugee players from Syria and Iraq as well as international students from the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East will play a football match that aims to lift barriers of social exclusion that refugees often face in the eastern city of Kayseri.

Istanbul Defne Spor Kulübü

20-21 October, Istanbul

Local club Istanbul Defne Spor Kulübü are running a campaign that will focus on promoting gender equality by distributing materials at league matches and having players wear special jerseys dedicated to the #FootballPeople weeks.

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Manìsaspor Kulübü

11-25 October, Manisa

Manìsaspor Kulübü are organising a football tournament that looks to provide young immigrants and local residents with a space in which to interact with each other using football as a means to bring these groups together.

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Mavi Ege Gençlik Spor Kulübü Derneği

28 October, Istanbul

Mavi Ege Gençlik Spor Kulübü Derneği aim to increase social awareness about women’s football in Turkey by launching a social media campaign that encourages young girls to express their opinions about the current state of grassroots football for girls and what opportunities are available to them.

Sportif Lezbon

20 October, Ankara

LGBT rights group Sportif Lezbon are running a football tournament in the Turkish capital on the 20th October to empower women and members of the LGBT community to participate in sport. They will also show the documentary ‘Football Undercover’ about the Iranian international women’s team’s first football match.

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Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma ve Girişimcilik Derneği

27-28 October, Izmir

The Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Association are running a multi-cultural workshop and football tournament during the #FootballPeople weeks that will bring together young people from the Kurdish and Roma communities as well as refugees.

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Tunceli Engelsiz Yaşam Derneği

11-13 October, Tunceli

The Tunceli Barrier-Free Life Association are launching the city of Tunceli’s first women’s football team to promote women’s empowerment in the region.

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ÇATALCA İTO ORTAOKULU

24-26  October, Çatalca

Secondary School ÇATALCA İTO are organising a day of sports activities and workshops that will focus on the inclusion of vulnerable groups such as the Roma, those with disabilities and young women to enjoy a day of sports.

İnsan Hakları Gündemi Derneği

19-22 October, Gaziantep

In partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent, the Human Rights Agenda association will be hosting two football matches during the #FootballPeople weeks. One will take place in Gaziantep city centre and the other in the refugee camp in Kahramanmaraş. This event will promote refugee inclusion in an area of Turkey where there is growing hostility towards refugees.

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İstanbul Avrupa Spor Kulübü

16-22 October, Silivri/İstanbul

The Istanbul European Sports Club are hosting a four-day football tournament for refugee children between the ages of 10 and 14, with a further two days of activities promoting inclusion amongst international students who study in the city. The tournament for Syrian refugee children aims to promote social inclusion and remove negative assumptions local residents have of refugees in the area. After the tournament, the club and participants will plant a friendship tree.

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