Arda Karapınar Panosian

Activist, Politician, and Actor in İstanbul, Türkiye

Arda Karapınar Panosian

Activist, Politician, and Actor in İstanbul, Türkiye

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Arda Karapınar is a politician, activist and civil society organization manager since 2010, has been a director, project coordinator, board member and supervisory board member. Karapınar is also a member of important activist groups abroad; Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), European Community Advisory Board (ECAB), International AIDS Society (IAS), The Network of Low Prevalence Countries of Central and South East Europe (NeLP) in Central and Southeastern Europe.

In 2016, he founded the association of HIV activism named Kırmızı Kurdele Istanbul (Red Ribbon Istanbul) and he assumed the presidency of the association. Arda Karapınar also represents community of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Turkey and Kırmızı Kurdele Istanbul (Red Ribbon Istanbul) Association in the media and in high level national and international meetings.

Turkey's first HIV positive story book, which he designed the project in 2014, was written by him together with the bestseller writers Bana Bi'Şey Olmaz. In 2015, he took on the editorial role of 'Pride', the first fanzine of Turkey’s LGBT pride march history.

Karapınar who studied acting (click for his acting website) has been involved in numerous TV series in Turkey, and has made DVD dubbing.

Commercial film that he has played, made special shows abroad. He performed on various premier nights. In 2006 he founded his own theater and performed bar performances. (Click for his showreel)

He completed the NGO Management and Advocacy program at Bilgi University. He is currently a Philosophy student at Istanbul University and writes literature on one of the most visited literature sites.

In 2015, he became a deputy candidate from Turkey's unique political party, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In 2017 he elected as the Vice President of LDP.

  • Work
    • Liberal Dem. Party, Red Ribbon
  • Education
    • Istanbul University