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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Cooperation Workshop Organized by AFAD and TURKCELL 27 April 2018

Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and TURKCELL organized a workshop aiming at productive use of technological infrastructure during the times of disasters and emergencies.

Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and TURKCELL General Manager İbrahim Bayram as well as directors of related departments, AFAD staff and TURKCELL officials participated in the workshop organized at the AFAD headquarters.

Dr. Güllüoğlu said during his keynote speech that the use of technological infrastructure is vital in offering humanitarian aid during disasters and in reducing the risk during the times of emergencies adding that, “I believe that establishing and boosting cooperation in this field will yield very important results”.

Following this speech, TURKCELL officials and AFAD Information Systems and Communication Department Director İrfan Keskin made presentations.

The workshop ended with a demo of a drone which can be used as a mobile base station.

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