An organizational meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 28 at Kadir Has University Library in Istanbul (to be confirmed) and another one in April, also in İstanbul and for Thursday, May 21, at Hunterdon County Library, 314 Route 12, Flemington, NJ .
Both meetings will be devoted to an open discussion on the feasibility of the project and a decision will be made whether to proceed or not. It is hoped that there will be a wide participation with everyone coming to the meeting with ideas. Then an organizational meeting will be scheduled for June 2011 to establish the Society for US Turkish Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace in NYC.
The plan is initially to purchase a small building in New York City and start the organization with a competition for the design of the Library and Museum Complex. Prof. Dr. Hüsamettin Koçak could lead this effort, who is the creator of the magnificient baksı Museum near Bayburt and others as well. The goal is to have the United States Turkish Library and Museum for Friendship and Peace in New York City inaugurated in 2015 with an opening concert by the renoıwned Composer and Pianist Anjelika Akbar and others.