COMMON LANGUAGE MUSIC BRINGS LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH REFUGEES


Conflict Management activities are continuing within the framework of the "Multisectoral Community Center Project” implemented by International Organization of Migration in partnership with International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation.

Seminars, group discussions and cultural activities bring together refugees and host community in Istanbul within the scope of the program aiming for social cohesion by reducing conflicts in the society. Within the scope of the "Multisectoral Community Center Project" carried out in partnership with the International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation and International Migration Organization (IOM), Social Cohesion activities continue to spread tolerance by bringing together local community and refugees throughout Istanbul.

Within the scope of the program aiming for social cohesion by reducing conflicts in the society, various seminars bringing together asylum seekers and local people throughout Istanbul continue to organize group discussions and cultural activities. In this context, IBC Conflict Management Team implemented a music concert that can attract people from different origins with common music love.

Syrian people and Turkish citizens participated in the concert activity titled "Sound of Brotherhood" which was held in a café in Kadıköy district of Istanbul. The event, which was attended by about 60 people, started with Social Cohesion talk of the IBC Social Cohesion team first. Questions and answers in the form of refugees in recent years in advancing the perception of speech in Turkey was discussed, it was emphasized positive messages in terms of living together in harmony.

After half an hour of conversation, the band of Syrians and Turkish citizens stayed on the stage for about 1 hour. The audience in the musical concert played by the common melodies once again remembered their cultural similarities in the common language of music.

After the concert, thank-you speeches were made and the event was concluded. At the end of the event, it was observed that the attendees left pleasurable and satisfied.



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