About ETEV


About ETEV

After Emin Turk Elicin had passed away, Asiye Ozdemir Elicin, whose only wish was to keep his works, philosophy and creations alive by instituting a foundation in the name of her husband’s name, rolled her sleeves up to bring an honorable past together with the young generations and founded the “Emin Turk Elicin Foundation for Culture and Arts” (ETEV) on June 16, 1994, at the 28th death anniversary of Emin Turk Elicin, using her savings collected with difficulties. Many intellectuals, writers and scientists participated in the institution of the foundation.

Our vision (ETEV’s future perspective) is;

To be a pioneer institution that serves for a secular democratic social dynamic refined from bigotry, with the goal of making the next generations more responsible, conscious and intelligent, and for spreading and normalizing the idea of respect to human and human dignity, which is the basic condition of the social development.

Our mission (ETEV’s basis of existence) is;

To have scientific studies in order to generate the lessons for the future from the mistakes of our historical background and to hand these outputs on to the educational institutions and for making our people conscious.

To take a stand for enlightenment against the attacks on science, realistic literature and art.

To protect the heritage that our precious people left to us, who worked hard for our literature and art, and contributed intellectually-culturally and literally.

To look after the essential problems of humanity and to refresh and lift the sense of responsibility up.

For this purpose;

To do research for the sake of the objective of the foundation and publish them or get them done and supported.

To organize seminars, symposiums, conferences, lectures, panels, meetings, etc. where various cultural, artistic and scientific matters will be handled with the attendance of scientists and implementers.

To organize contests and give awards in the fields that are related to the objective of the foundation and to give scholarships to the students at every level and year.

To organize and support the educating, teaching, research and development activities in the course of the objectives of the foundation provided that they meet the legal requirements.