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Ece Koc
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My personal story:
I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and graduated from the University of Istanbul with a degree in Economics. I am one of the hosts of “Building Bridges”, a program that airs on A9 TV and interviews well-known personalities, politicians, religious leaders, pundits, opinion makers, and others. I am also a peace activist and International Affairs coordinator for the “Building Bridges” program, and organizes conferences as well. I attended international conferences such as The Second International Conference on Social Thought in the Middle East and North Africa, The Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit and The Second Istanbul World Political Forum, to name a few.
I am also a blogger for the Times of Israel and Arutz Sheva, and is currently involved in the creation of a Women's Committee on Syrian Refugees, in coordination with the European Parlaiment to address the ongoing issues facing Syrian refugees fleeing that war-torn country. I am coordinating and developing this project with high-level EP staff and administrators as well as professors, Syrian activists and representatives of the Turkish government in this endeavor.
Why I want peace:
I am a peace and interfaith advocate. I believe that the world will become a place of tranquility if people love each other and communicate with each other. I assume people will begin understanding one another as they start to engage in dialogue. Through conversation, we will be able to dispel the misconceptions some of us have about other faiths and other nations. We should all focus on our commonalities rather than finding differences. It is easy to unite and being fragmented is difficult. We should choose the easy way and join our forces. The internet is an important tool for people to communicate even though they are far apart. So, let us start communicating and loving each other. Everyone deserves to live in peace.
I also believe that the Middle East is one of the most important regions in the world and if we can attain peace there, the entire world will be positively affected .
Interests and activities:
My interests are: the Middle East, politics, foreign politics, religion, interfaith dialogue, peace, listening to podcasts, attending international events,

Activities: Engaging in a Syrian peace initiative, Middle East peace initiative, organizing an international interfaith conference
Something you didn't know about me:
I have been playing tennis since childhood.
Favorite website:
http://buildingbridgestv.com
How I found mepeace.org:
I came across the name Tim Upham in the comments of an article in the Times of Israel. I was recommended to read the article by a tweet from an American Jewish friend. Then, Tim Upham informed me of his peace network. And here I am.
What I want to achieve here:
I want to meet and get connected with as many people as possible who want peace like me. I also would like to know the different ideas of what people from other parts of the world have. I would like to join discussions and hope to achieve positive outcomes from them. When people like us increase in number, then it will be very easy to achieve peace in the region and in the world.
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Ece Koc's Blog

Turkish TV host writes: 'What Islam Is for me' (LifePoints)

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 3:56pm 5 Comments

What Islam is for me…

by Ece Koc 

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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Everyone is aware of the state of affairs that has become increasingly seen in Western societies in recent years; there is a turning to God across the world, greater than ever before.People are turning to God, no matter what faith they belong to.

There is no doubt that…

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Turkish TV host writes: 'What Islam Is for me' (LifePoints)

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 3:56pm 0 Comments

What Islam is for me…

by Ece Koc 

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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Everyone is aware of the state of affairs that has become increasingly seen in Western societies in recent years; there is a turning to God across the world, greater than ever before.People are turning to God, no matter what faith they belong to.

There is no doubt that…

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Sydney Peace Prize

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

http://http://www.opinion-maker.org/2013/01/sydney-peace-prize/

‘I thought the Sydney Peace Prize was a hoax!’

By Ece Koc

The recipient of the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize,  Zimbabwean Senator Sekai Holland was in the A9 TV Studios recently, answering questions about the latest situation in Zimbabwe, how the country crawled its way back…

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At 7:49pm on July 5, 2015, Abraham Akim said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( abrahamakim@outlook.com ) for the full details.

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At 12:35am on October 29, 2013, leonardo martin said…

At 11:15am on February 3, 2013, Stewart Mills said…
Thanks Ece. It is good to hear about your interfaith action. A good group in Sydney, is Affinity http://www.affinity.org.au/. A number of key members are Turkish. They lead cultural tours to Turkey from Australia every year. Thanks again for your post on the Sydney Peace prize. All the best.
At 12:04am on February 3, 2013, Sinem Tezyapar said…

Hello Ece, thank you for the kind message. I am glad to find my dear friend here.

At 8:18pm on January 15, 2013, Oliver Haack said…

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At 9:19pm on January 13, 2013, Tim Upham said…

Welcome, we are glad to have you here.  I just love the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the artwork from the Ottoman period is just breath taking.  My most interesting story about the  Ottoman period, is when they went up the Balkan Peninsula.  The majority of people in present-day Bosnia were Bogomils.  They were declared heretics by the Roman Catholic Church of Hungary and Croatia, and the Eastern Orthodox Church of Serbia.  They asked the Turks for protection, and the Turks said we will protect you, if you become Muslims.  Who are the large Muslim population in Bosnia today.  Bosnia was able to find peace, stability, and coexistence, now it is time to extend that to other parts of the world.

At 10:21am on January 13, 2013, Eyal Raviv said…

Welcome Ece Koc and thank you for sharing yourself in such detail. We hope you will be able to connect with Tim and with many others here. 

Blessings, 


Eyal

 
 
 

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