“The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum for Friendship and Peace” (TLM) project has been a long run dream since 2011…
TLM project’s vision has been legally incorporated with The Light Millennium, Charitable Global Human Advancement Organization‘s (#501c3) “Amended & Broadened” Purposes with Article#5 as of December 17, 2019, which states the following:
“To support and raise the funding necessary for the creation of the library and museum centered on Turkish culture in the United States.”
This site presents ideas both in English and Turkish side by side. For a specific subject or article or author, please look through the relevant categories and/or subjects, or “search” tool. Thank You. B.Ü.
Unfortunately, the leading visionary founder of the U.S. Turkish Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace (TLM) project Yüksel Oktay‘s (April 14, 1937 – April 14, 2012) sudden departure, left the project’s status in the air for some times.
Initially, the domain name of the site was registered by Isa Alemdag, and the site was run by him as well.
However, following months and years of the sudden departure of Mr. Oktay, the core initial support and interest lost into the project.
With that, we had faced to losing the domain-name and therefore the existing site of the project.
As a result of that, based on the willingness to undertaken the TLM project under the umbrella of The Light Millennium, the domain name and the administration of the web site together has been transferred to the visionary co-founder Bircan Ünver of the project in 2014.
– Updated by Bircan Ünver on December 22, 2017 (New York).
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About (March 3, 2011)
Studies have been initiated for the establishment of a United States Turkish Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace in New York City by 2015* with the support of Turkish-Americans, Turks and their friends from around the world. New York City is home to many great Libraries and Museums, including the world famous Public Library at Bryant Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum and hundreds of others (1).
There are also Libraries and Museums dedicated to Greece and Greek history, Jewish History, American Indians and many others, but none for Turks and the Turkish history. And yet, Turkey is considered the 17th largest economy in the world with a population of 73 million and the Turkish World boasting to be well over 300 million Turkish speaking people.
We all know that there is the ‘’US Memorial Museum of Holocaust’’ in WDC where a panel with a fabricated Hitler statement is displayed on the Armenian issue, and seen by over 2.5 million visitors to the Museum and read by more millions in the Museum Book. We have been reading in the Armenian press that work is proceeding on the establishment of an “Armenian Genocide Museum” in WDC, near the Holocaust Museum and the White House, and the “Armenian Museum” in Los Angeles, both slated to open in 2015.
What we are proposing is NOT the exhibition of the horrors of the world wars where millions of innocent people died and the guilty lived on, but exposure of Friendship and Peace. One of the best characteristics of Turkish people is their legendary friendship and ”Peace at Home, Peace in the World” proclamation by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
The new Institution will also shed light to the much debated events of 1915.
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