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Contacts of AFAD’s President Within the Scope of HOPEFOR 26 November 2013
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(November 18 – 20, 2013) Diplomatic envoy under the chairmanship of Deputy PM H.E. Beşir ATALAY has been pursuing its contacts as a representative of Turkey in 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative which has been carried out in cooperation with Turkey, Dominican Republic , Qatar and UN OCHA. AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY has been conducting bilateral discussions within the conference hosted by Dominican Republic between the dates of November 18 -20, 2013. AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY has rubbed elbows with Secretary General Richard THOMPSON and Urgent Operation Manager Earl ARTHURS of Carribean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) at breakfast. ARTHURS has kept Dr. Fuat OKTAY advised of CDEMA that consists of 18 member country , its organisation, disasters ...
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3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative Has Started in Dominican Republic 21 November 2013
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(20 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency Dr. Fuat OKTAY attended to 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative. HOPEFOR Initiative actualised in 2011 in consequence of joint attempt of Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar and with the support of United Nations. The first International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative performed in Qatar in 2011, the second Conference hosted by Turkey under the coordination of AFAD performed in 2012 in Antalya. 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative has started Punta Cana Town of Dominican Republic. The items of the agenda of 3rd International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative will be Turkey’s international humanitarian assistance works, developed s...
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Deputy Prime Minister’s Contacts of Dominican Republic 19 November 2013
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(18 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY have started their contacts in Dominican Republic within the scope of HOPEFOR Initiative which Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar have attended and supported by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to provide “Global Fast Response Capability” and to strengthen coordination of civil military cooperation at national level. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY negotiated with President of Dominican Republic H.E. Danilo MEDINA and Acting Foreign Minister of Dominican Republic Manuel TRULLOIS. The negotiation which Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY, President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY and Acting Foreign Minister of Dominican Republ...
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AFAD's President in Dominic with Deputy Prime Minister 18 November 2013
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(17 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY went to Dominican Republic to attend the Third International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative. Hopefor Initiative actualised in 2011 in consequence of joint attempt of Turkey, Dominican Republic, Qatar and with the support of United Nations. The first International Conference of HOPEFOR Initiative performed in Qatar in 2011, the second Conference hosted by Turkey under the coordination of AFAD performed in 2012 in Antalya. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY will make speech in the conference which will be held between the dates of 18-20 November 2013. Turkey’s international humanitarian assistance works, developed strategy and model by Turkey about humani...
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Uninterrupted Correspondence in Disaster and Emergency Situations 13 November 2013
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(24 September 2013) A demonstration was performed in AFAD building about providing communication and transmitting snapshots from disaster area in disaster and emergency situations. Image transfer by satellites, videoconferencing and voiced conferencing performed successfully thanks to mentioned demonstration. Thanks to this project which was actualised by virtue of joint work of AFAD, TÜRKSAT, TÜBİTAK, with supports of Japan satellite service providers J-SAT, Japan Radio Company(JRC) and business partners ITOCHU and POLAR, communication can maintain during disasters even communication infrastructure is damaged or become unusable.
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Officials of UNDP Met to President of AFAD 13 November 2013
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(04 November 2013) Officials of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) visited President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY on the date of 4 November 2013. Head of Response Department of AFAD Fatih ÖZER and Head of Strategy Development Department of AFAD Halil AFŞARATA also attended to meeting. The agenda of the meeting was the agreement which is on the process of signing. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY said that AFAD can cooperate for other projects with UNDP except Syrian crisis. Dr. Fuat OKTAY also informed officials of UNDP about Turkey Disaster Response Plan and the system which was developed for Syrians who have lived out of accommodation centers. Dr. Fuat OKTAY finally pointed out the “Center of Excellence” which is planned to establish by Turkey and said center can enter into service ...
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Deputy Prime Minister's Contacts of Philippines 13 November 2013
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(11-12 November 2013) Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY have been conducting investigation and have been maintaining contacts in Philippines because of Haiyan Typhoon which caused substantial damages. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY went to capital of Philippines, Manila because of investigating on site the humanitarian crisis caused by Haiyan Typhoon, delivered humanitarian aid materials to Philippines Red Cross and visited Philippines Red Cross Coordination Center. Deputy Prime Minister H.E Beşir ATALAY and President of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY talked to volunteer youngsters who prepared food packages which will deliver to disaster area in the entrance of the building and took a souvenir photo with them. “W...
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4. Yearly Meeting of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction is Being Held in Norway 13 November 2013
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(23-25 September 2013) Forth yearly meeting of European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) is being made in capital of Norway between the dates of 23-25 September 2013. Head of Strategy Development Department of AFAD H.Halil AFŞARATA, Van Deputy Governor Mehmet ÖZEL, Engineers from AFAD, Özgür Tuna ÖZMEN, Kaan AKLAR and AFAD Assistant Specialist Makbule YALIN attend to the meeting for representing Turkey. The agenda of the meeting is risk reduction works in Europe. Within the scope of the meeting a detailed workshop which is about the preparations of Hyogo Framework for Action 2 Process will hold and Head of Strategy Development Department of AFAD H.Halil AFŞARATA will manage the workshop as moderator. Van Deputy Governor Mehmet ÖZEL will make a presentation about local level risk ...
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Netherlands’ Special Envoy to Syria Visit AFAD 13 November 2013
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(20 September 2013) AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY received Netherlands’ Special Envoy to Syria Dr. Marcel KURPERSHOEK and accompanying delegation on September 20, 2013, Friday. AFAD Head of Response Department Fatih ÖZER also attended to the meeting. Dr. Marcel KURPERSHOEK praised the efforts of Turkey regarding the Syria crisis and said that after seeing the camps in other countries, he realized that the standards of accommodation centres in Turkey are the best ones he has ever seen. Special Envoy also highlighted that the world are completely aware about terrible situation in Syria and iterated that a political solution must be found immediately. A representative of the delegation noted that, Netherlands allocated an emergency fund of 60 million USD primarily for the use in Syrian Crisi...
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Philippines Red Cross is Thankful to Turkey 13 November 2013
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(12 November 2013) Many countries from all corners of the world have extended a hand to Philippines that suffered from Haiyan Typhoon and happened loss of life and property on a large scale. Turkey mobilized immediately, Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY and AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY conveyed humanitarian relief in person and saw Philippines Nation through. On behalf of Philippines Nation who has been faced with most catastrophic disaster of their history, Philippines Red Cross thanked to brothers in Turkey in particular to Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY, AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY and all AFAD personnel and Turkish Red Crescent through official facebook account. Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Beşir ATALAY and AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY who have been entrusted w...
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