Gul Berna Ozcan
Board of Directors
Yildiz Yagci, Founder & President
Malcolm R. Pfunder, Treasurer
Susan Boyette, Secretary
Margaret C. Pearson
Nil Sismanyazici Navaie
Didem Corakci Maurice
COORDINATOR IN TURKEY
Karaca M. Erdem
articles about AnArt
"ANATOLIAN ARTISAN'S FIRST CULTURAL TOUR A WINNER!"
by BARBARA VON WAHLDE
"Imagine a land of lush greenery, rocky beaches, tea plantations, valleys and mountains in ochre colors with historic settlements, churches, monasteries and mosques dotting the countryside and towns. The Anatolian Artisans tour of the Eastern Black Sea (Karadeniz) region provided all this and more..."
"Time Traveling with Anatolian Artisans"
By Joanne Omang
"The beginning heralded the whole. Our Anatolian Artisans’ 2008 Cultural Tour opened on May 16 with an astounding dinner reception at an historic mansion overlooking Leander’s Tower and the Bosphorus glowing in the sunset. The view, the site, the structure, the stories behind every item in every room – each begged for more attention, deeper thought, more time. So it went for the next ten days..."
"The Best Present Ever" in the peace corps' Worldview magazine
By Yildiz Yagci
"Although Peace Corps has not had a program in Turkey since 1970, the Friends of Turkey (Arkadaslar) group remains vibrant. Since its inception in 1991, the group has raised $66,000 for selected projects in Turkey and the U.S. Among the recipients is Anatatolian Artisans, an organization dedicated to providing sustainable income to low-income artisans through product development, marketing and training, and raising awareness about the arts and culture of Turkey. Here, artisan Yasemin Bilici tells founder and president Yildiz Yagci how Anatolian Artisans has made a dIi erence in her life..."