The Nesin Foundation was founded by Turkish writer Aziz Nesin with the aim of taking in children with educational needs, and ensuring their development as people who are socially responsible and self confident givers. The Foundation’s mission is to help children continue to develop themselves.
The Nesin Mathematics Village perched on a hillside and overflowing with greenery, it is a place where young and old learn, teach, and think about mathematics in peaceful remoteness. Unpretentious and unostentatious, the houses made out of rock, straw and clay give off a simple welcoming air.
Nesin Publishing House was founded on December, 2004. It’s founding purpose is to publish all the books written by Aziz Nesin, to collect his writtings into a book which are not yet published and to transfer the most of its income to the Nesin Fondation.
Aziz Nesin, born Mehmet Nusret, (20 December 1915 – 6 July 1995) was a Turkish writer, humorist and the author of more than 100 books. Born in a time when Turks did not have official surnames. He chose the surname "Nesin". In Turkish, Nesin? means, What are you?