As an establishment organizing cultural and arts activities on an international scale since 1973, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts carried out a study on a new article to be included in the new constitution, in line with the works of the Commission on Constitutional Consensus of Turkish Grand National Assembly. The proposed article regulates the right of the individual to take part in, access to and contribute in cultural life. As part of this process a discussion meeting was organized for other establishments in the field of culture in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı, the Dean of Istanbul Bilgi University’s Faculty of Law, where Turkey’s preparations for a new constitution were evaluated within the framework of basic concepts that are directly related to culture and arts, such as access to culture, cultural democracy, freedom of expression and creative activities. The meeting continued with the drafting of a proposed article entitled "The Right to Take Part in, Access to and Contribute to Cultural Life" which was later submitted to the Parliamentary Commission on Constitutional Consensus.
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Under the scope of its cultural policy studies, İKSV has shared a policy document with all the political parties before the 2015 elections. The document contains detailed policy suggessions in the field of cultural policy.
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İKSV has evaluated election manifestos prepared for the general election to be held in June 2015 from the perspective of cultural policy. The election manifestos were analysed considering the priorities and needs of the area and in the light of another policy document titled “Cultural Policy Priorities and Recommendations to Political Parties for Election Manifestos” which was published by İKSV in January 2015.
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