In a world where humanistic, scientific, cultural and ethic codes are degenerated, concepts of law, justice, democracy, human rights are denied and such demands are silenced by the official ideology through its administrative and punitive sanctions, ethic and religious values are abused for the State’s benefit, money is worshipped as a god and to whom people are sacrificed; we hold such profound responsibilities of sharing his thoughts with the World and conveying his works to next generations.
As Ismail Besikci Foundation we aim to cherish Ismail beşikçi’s name, thoughts, works and legacy through conducting researches in scientific, social and cultural fields, founding archives, documentation and culture centres, institutes and a museum. ― Likewise, we hope to organise contests in a variety of fields to give Ismail Besikci awards and carry out media and publishing activities.
In the process of organising the foundation we established Ismail Besikci Research Library as well. This rich, wide-ranging library is Ismail Besikci’s collection of books, magazines and newspapers which he laboriously accumulated throughout the last 60 years. The library will soon be ready to serve students and researchers.
We are sure that the establishment of this foundation will stir excitement among all those who recognise Ismail Besikci as a value and believe that science and art cause social progress. We call upon everybody who supports scientific, cultural progress in new social horizons and experiences to aid and become volunteers for Ismail Besikci Foundation.
ISMAIL BESIKCI FOUNDATION
Board of Trustees Ismail Beşikçi – Director – İbrahim Gürbüz – Deputy Director – İshak Tepe – Accountant – Talat İnanç - Ruşen Arslan – Member – Abdullah Baran – Ahmet Önal – Member
Adress: İsmail Beşikci Vakfı – Kuloğlu Mah. Ayhan Işık Sok. – No : 21/1 Beyoğlu/İstanbul