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First of Culture Congress "Culture of Democracy and Globalization" 3 - November 5, 1997
Opening Speeches
"... Why Congress of Culture? Why Democracy Culture? 2000s approached, not only in underdeveloped countries, developing and even developed nitelediğimiz as in most countries, many institutions appear to be gained stability, the concept and value re-examined. Rapid population on the one hand The increase in the depletion of natural resources, a common and high rate of unemployment, hunger, death seems almost fate ... On the other hand, advances in technology, communication tools, empowerment, economic organizations, and as a result of globalization ... Humanity is new to all these problems, which are universally valid accurate and practical solutions ... We are looking for real solutions, we believe that, to experience the cultural richness of humanity, in the light of democracy will be available by creating a universal culture of democracy. (...)
Economics Congress 1923 a full 74 years later, such an important, comprehensive and effective realization of the congress are honored to Izmir again ... "
Filiz Eczacıbaşı Sarper
İKSEV Kr.Başk Management.
"First of all, the task of organizing this Congress by the Foundation for granting me want to say I'm very happy. Importance of this Congress, coming from over there: a cultural convention meets for the first time in Turkey. Topic important aspect of this initiative is that non-governmental organizations directly. The initiative does not the state but the state is going to support us. (...) This gives us a distinct pleasure. "
Hifzi Knob
Organizing Kr.Bşk.
"... The 20th century by the new inventions, developed communication tools, all kinds of information can be found on the earth at one time been able to come in front of us, an event halfway around the world in front of us at the same time yansıtabilmiş screen, closer to each other is incredible, the people who live far away from each other. Yet this century, the most litigious history of mankind, the most conflictive, has also been the bloodiest period. humans started to be taken care of, such as a consumer, "development", the term culture, civilization, not involving, has been used only in terms of economic growth. (...) Culture initiative, Turkey expressed by the public, such as the Declaration of ÔBugün, heirs owned the sharing of culture, development, and delivery of a wide audience not achieved to the extent necessary. needs to be done, the culture, sometimes turning into the focus of a conflict, such as removing tested, its unifying power to make use of the developer. "
Shakir Eczacıbaşı
Culture Initiative Name
Prof. Dr. Nermin Abadan Unat
BU. Dept. of Political Science and International Relations.
Prof. Dr. Oguz Adanir
DEU. Faculty of Fine Arts
Asst. Dr. Semra Akdemir
AÜ.İletişim Sciences
Yasar Al-
International İzmir Res. Merk. General Direction.
Ord. Pro Evolution Soccer. Dr. Akurgal also
Archaeologist, Aegean Culture Foundation President
Prof. Dr. Jamal Arkon
Izmir Institute of Advanced Technology
Prof. Dr. Mehmet S. Intellectual
DEU. Dean of the Faculty of Theology
Prof. Dr. Nuri Bilgin
EÜ. Dean of the Faculty
Aydin Boysan
Architect, Writer
Demirtas Ceyhun
Architect, Writer
Prof. Dr. Cevat Capan
Yu. Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Oktay Ekinci
Architect, Writer
Dr. Necat Erder
Economist, sociologist, President of the Foundation touch of
Prof. Dr. Uckun Geray
IU. Faculty of Forestry
Asst. Dr. Angel Göregenli
EÜ. Faculty of Arts
Assoc. Dr. Gülseren Guchan
AU. Faculty of Communication Sciences
Accelerate arising from
Journalist, Author
Prof. Dr. Abraham Ö. KABAOĞLU
MU. Law school
Ercan Karakas
Istanbul deputy
Prof. Dr. Rusen Keles
AU: Faculty of Political Sciences
Prof. Dr. Emre Kongar
IU. Faculty of Political Sciences
Prof. Dr. Mary Koray
DEU. Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Tamer Levent
President Tobav
Assoc. Dr. Oguz Makal
DEU. Faculty of Fine Arts
Prof. Dr. Ozdemir Speech
DEU. Faculty of Fine Arts
Burhan Oguz
Engineer, Cultural Researcher
Prof. Dr. Niyazi Oktem
IU. Faculty of Political Sciences
Prof. Dr. Gonul Oney, EÜ. Vice-Rector.
Ignacio Ramonet, editor of La Monde Newspaper
Prof. Dr. Metin Sozen
Master Architect ÇEKÜL Bşkanı
Dincer Sumerian
Presidential Adviser
Prof. Dr. Ercan Tatlıdil
EU: Faculty of Arts
Hifzi Knob
Author, Communicator
Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncay
DEU. Faculty of Fine Arts
Prof. Dr. Gurhan Tumer
DEU. Faculty of Architecture
Final Declaration of the First National Congress of Culture
3-5 November 1997 at the initiative of İzmir Culture, Art and Education Foundation "Democracy, Culture and Globalization" under the name of First National Cultural Congress held in İzmir, Turkey faces the following declaration was issued after discussing cultural issues.
Cultural Democracy
• Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which looks for its origins based on the right to culture, each individual is able to participate freely in the cultural life of the community and self-improvements. This requires the use of the right of cultural democracy. The right to culture, the people on the basis of freedom of expression and communication, and culture in all its cultural assets and facilities to benefit from the right to become producers.
• the right to culture in the society of race, nation. Language, religion, sex, and all the people irrespective of creed provides the right to preserve and develop their culture.
• Each person, to determine the quality of their life, creation, and has the right to create culture. Contribute to the communities in decisions related to the cultural life.
• Cultural Democracy, to ensure the people standing in the community, social and economic challenges they encounter, beliefs, tendencies, languages, ethnic backgrounds, all kinds of obstacles need to be removed from.
• After passing the party system in Turkey many, the process of democratization of the political system to be included in the structure of fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed unable to provide adequate and progressive steps taken to dispel the multi-cultural aspirations of the structure.
• the process of globalization is accelerating towards the 1990s, the mass media as a result of intensive development of the concept of cultural messages, and civil society, the people, especially cultural values, way of life and a growing political polarization in terms of democratic rights development. Today, secular and political polarization creates problems antilaik.
• Today, the political flexibility to ensure social peace and reconciliation at the beginning of important factors that blocks are fanatical nationalism and religious fundamentalism. Contemporary societies, non-governmental departments and initiatives driving force behind the existence of such an ideological environment is very difficult to maintain.
• democratic life, political polarization will focus primarily feed on thoughts, slogans and stereotypes.
• Religions, sects and belief systems within the framework of dialogue, tolerance should be established.
State Cultural Relations
• Managing the rule does not fit in the center of cultural development. Culture üstlenenlerle established direct relations between the rulers.
• State-of individuals, non-governmental organizations to monitor and suggestions and initiatives are obliged to support their democratic character. Culture of the state to direct the removal of a direct negative consequences.
• UNESCO's various conferences, as indicated by at least one of the cultural development of the state budget should be separated.
• cultural affairs of the state budget reserve, non-governmental cultural organizations must be at the level of the budget reserve.
• State, local governments and non-governmental organizations, initiatives, support cultural studies, cultural houses, concert halls, theaters and cinema halls, libraries and museums, construction, training of staff, the organization of festivals and cultural events should help.
• The state of hostility between communities to create hatred and wars, violence, racism, religion and trends in order to provoke actions should take measures to protect against the different cultures.
• The State, on the territory of Turkey all the civilizations in the history, cultural heritage and natural assets should be the protector.
• almost freeze protectionism instead of storing the old, old and new solutions to contemporary problems of articulation theory and practice that you need to turn to considering the concept of a conservation area.
• State the nature of the product or the views of people, sites, should be responsible for the protection of historical settlements and some facilities, airports, radio and TV transmitters, distorting the appearance of the city's highways, bridges, ports, waterways, prevent çirkinleştirilmesini billboards and cable carriers.
• wealth from the list of world cultural and natural assets, in accordance with the UNESCO Convention for the Protection must be taken to protect the state and local governments.
• the protection of cultural and natural assets, against those who seek democracy and looting of public interest, citing the facts, the state should be very careful. Anatolian territories must end above and below the fall.
• The state should allocate a share of the protection of cultural property to the Housing Development Fund.
• To improve the environmental awareness of ethical norms that determine the environment in Turkey, and increasingly environmental ethics board committee should be established. Civil Society Organizations should create a common awareness and educate the public.
Globalization and Culture
What is globalization itself, nor modernization, westernization, globalization in what ... Globalization, inequalities in development of all countries in the international environment, the economy and the financial system of unequal and unjust forms of a single integrations of the state in the field of economics and finance is the authority and powers into the hands of multi-national partnerships. This is no longer ulusĞdevletlerin the world, but primarily refers to financial groups and to set the direction of the market economy.
• taking advantage of the revolution in communication technology condensation process of globalization poses a very wide field of culture. In this context, information highways, the global information infrastructure and Internet projects created and started to practice. The location of the phenomenon of cultural imperialism, is no longer the "Global Culture" is. Telecommunications, informatics and media concentration and integration in the process of globalization in the mirror drive strong. Global culture everywhere, undermining national and local culture, leads to the emergence of new problems.
• International circles, some researchers speak of globalization swept the world in darkness beginning of the new century.
• Globalisation is not a magic wand that humanity to attain happiness. Protective understanding of the state, public and social security services sakıncasıyla facing extinction. Comes up frequently in the oppression of humanity and civilization drift into chaos.
• Authoritarian regimes to democracies and freedoms on earth who had succeeded to a certain extent free from censorship and culture, colonialism sometimes it may seem like an extraordinary dimensions emerge. Citizen's right to information is very versatile in the face of major communication groups deeply shaken. Contact giants of the world have launched a relentless competition. Communication in the war computer, television, telecommunications, satellite communications and the Internet are underway. These groups communicate with the world of tomorrow, the freedom of thought and culture affect citizens.
• globalization, introduction of the central countries, neighboring countries and cultures spread all over the world in terms of technology, modern amenities, is claimed to be useful. Turkish national, local culture and civilization values, ways must be sought under the new conditions in the contemporary understandings koruyabilmesinin assets, international organizations and non-governmental organizations in this field should be continued healthy relationships.
• Whatever the circumstances, Anatolia's cultural and natural assets, our environment, our traditions, our tongues, our beliefs, our democracy who throes of development, cultural rights, communication possibilities, cinema, theater, domestic capital, small businesses, crafts, tradesmen, artists, economic and cultural independence and dignity of people look for ways to protect against the intense pressures of all kinds.
Art Education
Most of the time, the actual dimension of the concept of art can not be understood in Turkey. Be detected from the schools of art and cultural heritage in order to spread basic education, experience and the presence of art history, art and music lessons should be compulsory. The state of our people in order to improve the sensitivity of the arts, education, other ways to use next.
• Today, the majority of Islamic countries dogmatic, isolated from modern world, seeking the identity of a view dominated by the medieval bigotry. A large part of the West only in the Islamic world in this dark, closed, intolerant recognizes sides. In this context, Islam, rational, liberal and humanist interpretations and understanding of tolerance and better support should be told to see.
Political Order and Culture
• Turkey, developments in the world political order that is behind and can not keep up with the dynamics of change in the society in crisis. The most concrete indicator of political parties and the güvensizliktir system.
• Turkey's turn to changing world conditions and was forced to endure more passive manner. Political parties proposed various options are not available in this area.
• is clear that Turkey is a problem in the field of freedom of religion and belief. This problem has an important role in the formation of political bigotry.
• the social and economic dimensions of the Kurdish issue, deeply shaking Turkey has gained over the last decade.
• There are problems to be solved out of politics in the country. Politics behind the society. Society, politics and culture does not reflect the existing creative power is dominant factors.
• People find new tools for a new economic increase the strength of the business or consumer markets in order to create layouts, endless troubles, folded and are created to prepare for the next world. Communities want to hear confidence to get rid of fear, without pettiness against anyone want to develop their own culture; hope to pursue a belief, exuberant designs, they want to connect to. Freedom and democracy, participation can take place, but ...
The crossroads of East and West culture, the accumulation of innumerable forms the basis of modern civilization Turkey is installed at the top of the land, in the past, a cultural mosaic of living together in an unforgettable gave examples of tolerance. To culture, sometimes turning into the focus of a conflict, such as removing tested its unifying power to make use of the developer.
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