Türkan Saylan Children’s Festival

Sevim Ak initiated a commemorative project for Türkan Saylan - the founder of the Association in Support of Contemporary Life (ÇYDD)- following Saylan’s death in 2009. With this project, Ak called for the co-opera- tion of writers, illustrators and publishing houses to honour Saylan’s efforts to enhance the importance of art and literature in elementary schools. The commerative festivals took place in June 2009,(Şişli, İstanbul); in June 2010 (Akçakoca) and in May 2011, (Bakırköy, İstanbul).