ISTANBUL 2015/2016

Istanbul – OIC Youth Capital 2015-2016 is a program designed both for the city and for Turkey. Any person, initiative group, organisation, public institution or company that wants to be part of this program can support Istanbul 2015-2016 by volunteering, proposing a project, through partnerships, sponsoring a project or an initiative.


The Aims of “Istanbul – OIC Youth Capital” Organization

  • Introduce Istanbul, the cradle of civilizations sheltering Ottoman cultural heritage
  • Foreground the significance of Istanbul in terms of having a symbolic significance in inter-cultural and inter-civilizational dialogue
  • Present the vision of Istanbul in international platforms through the outcomes of the activities such as the photography and short-film contests, essay competitions and calligraphy workshops
  • Reflect the soul of Istanbul through the sense of productivity, dynamism, energy and synergy of youth
  • Emphasise the importance of tolerance, hospitality, dialogue and sportsmanship through the tournaments which will be hosted in Istanbul
  • Finally, present “10 Goals in 10 Years” Istanbul Youth Declaration(accepted in 2nd GA of ICYF in 2014 and OIC Foreign Ministers Council in 2015) calling upon the world leaders, decision-makers and all stake-holders to achieve the critical goals for the development of Muslim youth.