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AFAD Was Affiliated to the Ministry of Interior 20 July 2018

Press Release

20 July 2018

 

AFAD Was Affiliated to the Ministry of Interior

Turkey adopted a presidential system of governance after a referendum that took place on April 16, 2017. And the new executive presidential system entered into force with the June 24 elections.

Presidential Decree No. 4 which was published in the Official Gazette on July 15, 2018 and the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (previously affiliated to the Prime Ministry) was affiliated to the Ministry of Interior.

And thus the official name of the AFAD was changed as follows:

English: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

Turkish: T.C. İçişleri Bakanlığı Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı

 

 

About AFAD;

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency is the sole competent authority concerning disasters and emergencies, and works like an umbrella organization, collaborating with the relevant ministries as well as non-governmental organizations, depending on the nature and magnitude of the disaster or emergency. 

 

REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

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