Category Archives: OUR ACTIVITIES


Sisli Etfal Solidarity, of which we are a component as DİSDER

As DİSDER, we supported the chain action of Sisli Etfsl Solidarity, of which we are a component, in front of Şişli Cevahir at 15:00 today.

In the action supported by Şişli Mayor Muammer Keskin and Şişli City Council President Şükran Eroğlu, around 400 people formed a chain hand in hand and we said that we wanted Şişli Etfal Hospital back.

Reminding that there is still no response to the petition we submitted to the Ministry of Health in Ankara with 30,000 wet signatures five months ago, we asked the authorities again what would be the fate of Şişli Etfal Hospital.

As DiSDER and Şişli Etfal Solidarity, we announce once again that we will continue our actions until we get a clear answer from the authorities. Because the right to health and access to health is the most basic right for all people, regardless of their religion, language, ethnic origin or political view.

Villagers started vigil against cutting in Akbelen Forest

The teams, accompanied by the Gendarmerie, started cutting in the Akbelen Forest early in the morning to expand the mining area. The people of the region called for support for the vigil they started to prevent the slaughter.
Green Newspaper GREEN NEWSPAPER 17/07/2021

In the morning hours, cutting started in the Akbelen Forest, which is intended to be destroyed in order to expand the lignite mine field in Muğla İkizköy and providing fuel to the thermal power plant.

The people of İkizköy, who wanted to prevent the teams coming with the Gendarme from working, came to the forest area and started a vigil here…

PLASTIC WASTE … The effects of plastic waste on ecology and solution suggestions,

DISDER INTERVIEW : ( Publication in Turkish)

Hello Dear Friends,

As individuals who are sensitive to nature and art, we came together under the umbrella of the Art for Nature Association and organize various activities to raise awareness about the plunder of nature in our country and the right to life of all living things in nature.

In this context, we are starting DISDER INTERVIEWS. On the 3rd day of the 3rd week of each month, we will meet with our guests who are experts in a different subject and subject related to nature and art. Our first interview will be broadcast live on our youtube channel and zoom on June 23 at 21:00. The subject is very important and concerns the environmental pollution and the health of all living things, especially human beings. PLASTIC WASTE … The effects of plastic waste on ecology and solution proposals were presented by THD President Mr. Turhan ÇAKAR and TÜKODER President Mr. We will listen from Aziz KOÇAL. We believe that it will be a much more productive conversation if you join us and share your views and questions with us.

Hope to meet you at the first of DISDER INTERVIEWS on the 3rd day of the 3rd week at 21:00…



Hello Dear Friends,

As individuals who are sensitive to nature and art, we came together under the umbrella of the Art for Nature Association and organize various art events to raise awareness about the plunder of nature in our country and the right to life of all living things in nature, because we believe in the stimulating, unifying and healing power of art.

In this context, we are organizing a PHOTO EVENT. The name of our Photography Event is “STOP TO NATURE LOAD!” and its purpose; When we say mines, HEPPs, GPPs, highways, concrete cities, we draw attention to the increasing plunder of nature in our country and all over the world. After the evaluation of the photos you have sent to us by our jury members, we will organize the “SAY STOP TO THE NATURE FLOOR WITH YOUR PHOTOS!” and we will witness the increasing plunder in our country, where the agenda is changing rapidly, by bringing them together in a booklet with the same name.

After the pandemic (painting, sculpture, scriptwriting, drama and acting, art history, etc.) two courses (six months) training for the participants who received the first three degrees in the competition.
Mentioned participants will be provided with a course (three months) training in their preferred art.

If you participate in our event, you can announce the plunder in your region to the public with the photos you take. You can find detailed information about our activity on our website. Thank you all for protecting nature.

Hope to meet you at our exhibition…

Are you aware that we are losing nature!
Destruction of forests, pollution of water resources, seas and lakes, poisoning of the soil with chemicals under the name of fertilization, destructive damages of mining, HEPPs, GPPs, highways, ports, shopping malls, housing, increasing concretion…! All of these are threatening nature and the living creatures in nature more and more every day.
Nature is being plundered and destroyed for the sake of profit! We see, hear and feel them! We know the importance of nature, but do we have enough sensitivity and struggle to raise public awareness for the protection of natural life?
As the Art for Nature Association, our mission is to raise public awareness of the importance of nature, which is plundered for profit. For this purpose, we are organizing a Photography Event with the subject of “NATURE FIELD”. In this way, we think that we can once again draw attention to the Plunder of Nature, bring together the Friends of Nature and warn the Enemies of Nature.
The name of our event is “STOP TO THE LOAD OF NATURE!”
You can also contribute to this effort with your photographs and increase our justified sensitivity!


  1. Anyone who likes nature and photography can participate in our event. Parents of our participants under the age of 18 are required to fill in the undertaking in Annex 1 and add it to the application file. Otherwise, the photo will not be evaluated.
  2. Participation in the event is free.
  3. The photo can be a photo from Turkey or the whole world. The important thing is that the photograph strikingly reveals the plunder of nature and/or the effort made to protect nature. Within the scope of the subject of the event and original photographs will be evaluated.
  4. The participant can participate in the event with a maximum of 3 Digital Color or Black and White works. In case of participation with more than one work, the content of the photographs should not repeat each other and should be different.
  5. Except for simple interventions such as sharpness, contrast, saturation, photographs created entirely with computer software will not be accepted. The documentary structure of the photograph must not have been changed. The opinion of the jury is essential in this matter.
  6. Previously exhibited and awarded photographs can also participate in the event. However, photographs that contain framing differences and/or cropped images of photographs that have received awards (degree, honorable mention, special award) in any competition held before or simultaneously with this event, and images with color change applied, cannot participate in the event. On the contrary, the behavior is considered a violation of the rules.
  7. It is accepted that they allow people who can be seen in the photos sent to the event to be photographed and published in visual, internet and printed media. The relevant responsibility belongs to the participant who sent the photo and any objection or disagreement is not the responsibility of the association.
  8. The participant accepts, declares and undertakes that the photos uploaded to the website belong entirely to him and that all permissions have been obtained. Using the images of someone else, in whole or in part, is considered a violation of the rules. The relevant responsibility belongs to the participant who sent the photo and any objection or disagreement is not the responsibility of the association.
  9. Sanctions in Article 13 of “TFSF U/UA Contest Organization Standards Directive” are applied to participants who violate the rules. The exhibitor’s exhibition is cancelled; the prize slot is left blank; title and gains are taken back. This does not mean that the ranking of other participants will be changed; does not give rise to the right of request to the competitors who have received and/or not received other awards.
  10. The photos sent should be taken as 2000.3000 pixels or 4000.1500 pixels and should be added to the photography activity section of the website as jpeg without shrinking.
  11. The photographs were presented to the jury in a completely darkened hall; It will be presented on a projection machine with a resolution of 3840 pixels x 2160 pixels, on a screen with a diagonal length of at least 1 and at most 2.5 m, or on a 42/55 inch LCD monitor with a resolution of ultra HD 4K 3840 pixels x 2160 pixels.
  12. The photographs that received a rating and were deemed worthy of being exhibited at the event “Say Stop to the Plunder of Nature!” will be exhibited in print at our exhibition (name may change).
  13. Among the photographs that were awarded and exhibited at the event, those determined by the association will be printed as a booklet together with the name of the owner of the work and information about the region where the photograph was taken, and this booklet will be distributed. The participant is deemed to have accepted the printing of his photograph in the booklet.
  14. The name of the author cannot be found on the photograph. The author will participate in the event with a pseudonym.
  15. First degree relatives of jury members cannot attend the event.
  16. Participants who send photos to the competition are deemed to have accepted the conditions of participation detailed above.

The deadline for participation in the event is 19 Octobre 2021 and the results will be announced on the website on 30 octobre 2021; In addition, winners will be notified of the results by phone and/or e-mail.
Depending on the pandemic conditions, a special event will be organized and an exhibition will be held on Novombre 17, 2021, where plaques and participation certificates will be presented to the participants.

Kadıköy Press release: Or Canal, Or Istanbul

May 27, 2021

They want Istanbul to destroy our city, which has hosted many civilizations, and is known all over the world with its nature and cultural assets. Until today, we have lost most of our city memory, especially with the attacks made in the last 20 years.
We have very little left from Istanbul, where Orhan Veli was listening with his eyes closed. Now, our cultural assets; They are transferring Gezi Park, Galata Tower to some supporting institutions that have been fabricated as “foundations” that do not even exist. They aim to completely eliminate our remaining cultural assets such as Yarimburgaz Caves, Odabaşı and Dursunköy Bridges in the 3rd Region of Istanbul with the rent and plunder project “Kanal Istanbul”. Profit ambitions do not end, do not stop ..
We met here today to explain the meaning of Istanbul’s 3rd Region for us. Istanbul;
It is our city where we feel the sweet breeze of the wind coming from the North Forests, where we watch the migration of storks and their accommodation from Yeniköy, where nets are pulled on the Black Sea coast, where we are happy with the sounds of children on the beach, where the sunflower fields bring the beautiful color of the sun to the ground. Our lakes are both our water and our city where we sit on the edge to take a breath, listen to the chirping of the birds, look at its unique flowers lovingly, and listen to the rustling of the leaves of its trees. Starting from Küçükçekmece, it is our city in which we chat by fencing the seeds in front of the houses, share our vegetables we grow in our gardens, walk on historical bridges (rest with the sound of the streams flowing at the bottom and even drink the sugar-like water of those streams.
Now they want to build a “Canal” for our city and a “Yenişehir” for a handful of rich people. Those who irreversibly destroyed Istanbul with the 3rd Bridge, 3rd Airport and new highways; He wants to eliminate the remaining of the Northern Forests, the last agricultural areas of Istanbul, lakes and all the districts in the region and to displace the people living there. They declared in the EIA report that “qualified people” will now live in the region. In other words, there is no place for us workers, laborers, tradesmen and farmers in the “project” they have just designed.
All public opinion polls in Istanbul show that the overwhelming majority of the people do not want this “project”. AKP President said, “Despite them, we will also do Canal Istanbul, we will do it out of spite.” Despite whom and what? The public knows the damage this plundering project will cause to the city and nature. A handful of proponents are aware that you are attacking nature and the city to make the capital even richer, and the people who voted for you know that, they are against this project.
A new decree was published in the Official Gazette. The state has given a guarantee to finance the “project”, which for us means “build-operate – make the capital rich – pay the public”. In other words, what they make us pay after they do is not enough, they will make the Treasury pay for what they did not get the loan with our taxes.
With the Yenişehir project; They will pillage the last wetlands of our city, which is cracked by water, and the surrounding lakes of Terkos and Küçükçekmece by declaring new “tourism” areas and deepen the destruction.
A short while ago, farmers engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry were notified to evacuate their lands in Arnavutköy, which covers an important part of the “Kanal Istanbul” project. They are declaring the last villages of Istanbul as “logistic areas” and trying to expel them from their lands. Since the concepts of right, law and justice have been thrown to the trash, we have no other guarantees than “solidarity and struggle together”.
The people do not want this “plundering and destruction project”. Thousands of people filed an objection, dozens of institutions and individuals sued. The court, which took the decision of discovery, does not appoint any expert, but they explain that they are speeding up the tender preparations. Once again, we are aware that they are trying to sign new lawlessness by saying “the horse has passed Üsküdar”.
We met here today to tell us about Istanbul and to say that we will not destroy our city and our memory. We repeat; We will continue our struggle against those who stubborn with Istanbul, the public and nature.

Either Kanal Or Istanbul Coordination

Don’t Shut Down Şişli Etfal Hospital (turkey)

The 600 bed capacity Şişli Etfal hospital, which has been operating in Şişli for 112 years, is divided and moved to Sarıyer and Maslak due to earthquake retrofitting works. There is no clear information about whether he will return or not.

Don’t Touch My Right to Health
Don’t Touch My Right to Health

Şişli residents and some NGOs in Şişli, who did not want to be sentenced to private hospitals in the vicinity, gathered under the roof of Şişli Etfal Solidarity and initiated actions “Let our hospital not be closed, moved, transformed on site”.

As DİS DER, we were there with our canvases that write Don’t Touch My Right to Health and our Şişli Etfal Do Not Close Painting that we painted with all the participants 🙂

Woman Murders ,We will stop

We would like to thank Fidan Atasever and Ayşen Ece Kavas from the “We Will Stop Femicide” Platform, for which we supported their actions in Beşiktaş with our exhibition “I Don’t Want to Die” within the scope of the women’s events on March 8, for their visit to our Association.

DİS-DER, which has adopted the mission of defending the right to life, which is the fundamental right of all living things in nature and of course human beings, and the Platform We Will Stop Femicide, which is a follower and hope in the enlightenment of many femicides in our country, will always continue to support each other 🙂

We will never walk alone

8 March International Working Women’s Day Unity and Solidarity Exhibition

8 March International Working Women’s Day Unity and Solidarity Exhibition

Today is March 8, International Women’s Day. On this special day, we wonder about the rights Atatürk gave to women and his words about women. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who always trusts Turkish women and undertakes reforms so that Turkish women can reach their deserved place in the society, put forward the place of women in Turkish society by saying “Everything we see in the world is the work of women”. No leader in any country has fought for women’s rights as much as Atatürk has provided Turkish women with some rights long before developed countries. Here are the rights Atatürk provided to women and the words he said for women …

  • The principle of marriage with a single woman came and the age limit was set in order to marry.
  • The woman who is going to marry will never be forced to marry, she will personally tell the officer her consent for marriage.



EVENT (18/10/2020)

On October 18, 2020, together with Validebağ Volunteers, we met in the Validebağ grove within the framework of TOUCHING VALİDEBAĞ, and we all painted, prepared a graffiti poster and hung it in order to say no to the concreting of this beautiful grove, one of the last green areas in Istanbul, for the sake of rent.



On Sunday, September 20, 2020, together with the Coordination of Channel or Istanbul, we planned to participate in the No to Canal Istanbul march and to paint our canvas, which we will paint green at the end of the march, saying “DO NOT TOUCH MY STANBUL. We called sensitive people to Kadıköy by making a press statement at the points where we were.
The walk we planned turned into a Press Statement on the Kadıköy beach and turned into a Press Statement and we pictured our “DO NOT TOUCH MY ISTANBUL” painting on the beach of Kadıköy with the participants.