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We organised the 3rd OKUYAY Meeting!

The 3rd OKUYAY Meeting themed “first reading books’ influence on reading culture” was held in our project office on July 19. Among its participants were publishers, authors, editors, teachers, representatives from academic groups, project partner representatives, and the project team. During the meeting, very important topics such as the condition of first reading books in […]

OKUYAY Platform’s business visit to London!

OKUYAY Platform’s United Kingdom business visit was realised during an organisation of our project partner Kingston University between 1-4 July. OKUYAY Platform’s project team in London included our Project Coordinator Ebru Şenol, Sectoral Expert Sevengül Sönmez as well as representatives from our project partners, including Duygu Yaşar (from AÇEV) and Özge Çehreli (from Kadıköy Municipality). […]

We talked about the relation between children’s picture book and reading culture during the 2nd OKUYAY Meeting!

We held our 2nd OKUYAY Meeting titled “The Influence of Children’s Picture Books on Reading Culture” in our Taksim office. In the meeting which was realised with the participation of representatives specialising in this topic, we talked about how influential children’s picture books are in the development of a reading habit; how these books are […]

Kadıköy Environment Festival has ended!

Kadıköy Municipality brings all environment-oriented constituents in Kadıköy Environment Festival as part of the Environment Week. This year, we luckily found ourselves a room in this aforementioned festival to enjoy a wide range of events that our partner, Kadıköy Municipality, had kindly hosted. We would like to express our special thanks of gratitude to guest […]

OKUYAY Talks, as part of İzmir Book Fair!

On April 7, our first ever OKUYAY Talks was organised as part of the 24th İzmir Book Fair. Luckily for us, many readers who wanted to contribute to the development and dissemination of reading culture took an interest in the Platform. The panel was realised with the participation of Sevengül Sönmez as the moderator, and […]

OKUYAY Platform’s first business visit, Bologna!

OKUYAY Platform’s Project Coordinator, Ebru Şenol, realised the platform’s first business visit, participating in a set of meetings in Bologna. First of these meetings was an EU Read panel, part of Bologna Fiere (Children’s Book Fair). During the panel, spokespeople for the platform gave some general information on EU Read and their new project – […]

OKUYAY Platform has been founded!

Turkish Publishers Association has cleared an important step towards the development and dissemination of reading culture: Platform for Dissemination of Reading Culture (abbreviated OKUYAY Platform) has been founded under the leadership of the association in an attempt to develop and publicise a reading culture in Turkey. The project, affiliating with CSOs and public institutions, aims […]