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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Eastern Anatolia Consultation Meeting 31 May 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ and Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu met with the Regional AFAD directors of Eastern Anatolia region in Erzurum.
During the meeting Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ summarized the process that commenced since the foundation of AFAD till today.
Underlining major changes throughout the history of AFAD, Prof. Akdağ made the following remarks:
"Today, we have reached a certain level in terms of both being prepared and responding to disasters in Turkey. AFAD as well as other organizations affiliated to AFAD have been working with devotion and have achieved success in coordination during the times of emergencies and disasters. AFAD has proven this by fulfilling its duty properly during earthquakes, terror attacks, explosions and landslides in Turkey and many other incidents abroad. In addition to all these, AFAD has played a major role in providing relief and aid to Syrian refugees and succeeded in this by displaying great responsibility and a notion of duty since now.”
Akdağ said that AFAD has been working on projects that will carry its services to a higher level and added that they have decided to increase the number of volunteers that will work in times of disasters.
Consultation meeting that evaluated the recent activities and planned projects ended with an Iftar dinner.


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