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Whatever our Weather, We can Move Together

TUFAK YOUTH CLUB (www.tufak.org.tr
)  in Turkey invited all the organizations’ leaders who are working related ONLY Folk, Folk Dance, Folk Music, Folk Costumes and Culture to participate at the project “ Whatever our Weather, We can Move Together”.

The project was approved and supported by Turkish National Agency and European Commission.

Briefly, TUFAK was planning to create a link between the real folk organizations by this project. The meeting was in Turkey (14th -20st August) and was discussed and decided what can we do together.The name of the project suggests us to move together so we build the future of the folk organizations together.

This project was held in Zonguldak from 14th to 20st August 2013. TUFAK made a partnership with 10 different countries, 12 different organizations. Those countries are Romania, Israel, Nederland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Ukraine, Egypt, France, Hungary, Lithuania and Turkey.

As an organization, we have decided to carry out a project that has two main purposes.
The termination of this project will be the beginning of new projects with new networking ideas and strategies in this field.

Who are we?

As TUFAK (Tourism Folklore Research Center), we are celebrating our 55th anniversary. Experience of 55 fruitful years we organizing a Networkproject with real folkand culture organizations.

TUFAK was established in 1958 in order to study our folk dance, folk music and cultural values, thereby creating an anthology and transferring these assets to the next generation and to introduce our country to the world thereby contributing to the development of the country culture and tourism, and as an amateur club, it has continuously carried on its activities in light of these objectives for the last 55 years.

In three international contests, namely, “Carthaginian Festival” in Tunisia in 1968, “Dijon Festival” in France in 1981 and “Zwollen Festival” in Czechoslovakia in 1983, it had the pleasure to represent our country and came first, and as a result, had the satisfaction for achieving its mission in line with its objectives.

Our club has intensively and successfully been involved and is still engaged with the EU Youth in Action and Lifelong Learning Programmes both in different regions of our country and abroad since 2005, and so far, it has had the honour to receive several success plaques and laudatory documents from numerous public and private organizations.

At the end of a half century, in each year of which we made every effort with the same excitement in an amateur enthusiasm, we here express our sincere affections and give our warmest regards to all associates, acquaintances and families who contributed in the past and still contributes significantly to this notable endeavour made for years altruistically, and celebrate the 55th anniversary of TUFAK with good wishes for both our beautiful and admirable country and TUFAK.


Tourism Folklore Research Center Youth Club

Halk Sok. Kültür Apt No: 20/3 Sıhhiye 06420
Ankara - TÜRKİYE
(0312) 435 23 87+ 90 (0312) 435 23 8

Melih S.ARAS : President
E-Mail :melih2@hotmail.comSkype : arasmelih

Aytaç UZUNLAS : Project Coordinator

+90 (0533) 349 15 09
E-Mail :aytacuzunlas@gmail.comSkype : aytuzu

Duygu TÜFEKÇİ : Project Coordinator
+90 (0505) 815 67 15
E-Mail :duygu.tufekci@yahoo.comSkype : gucimm

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