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Campaign One Bread, One Blanket for Syria 01 April 2013
(27 December 2012, Istanbul) The Syria Aid Campaign, launched under the name "Winter has come... One Bread, One Blanket for Syria", was introduced by Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY in an event participated by our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Religious Affairs President Mehmet GÖRMEZ, Prime Ministry Deputy Undersecretary İbrahim KALIN, Anadolu Ajansı Director General Kemal ÖZTÜRK, Red Crescent Association's Director General Ahmet Lütfi AKAR, Memur-Sen Director General Ahmet GÜNDOĞDU, Hak-İş Director General Mahmut ARSLAN, Foundation of Voluntary Organizations of Turkey (TGTV) President Hamza AKBULUT and representatives of many NGOs supporting the campaign, at the Haliç Congress Centre.
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EU Training Held At Our Presidency 01 April 2013
(26-28 December 2012, Ankara) Countries applying for membership to the European Union and having their membership officially acknowledged are provided some financial resources for the political, economic, legal and administrative measures that the country must take to ensure alignment to the EU acquis.
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Plaquette of Acknowledgement from TGNA Speaker Cemil ÇİÇEK to our Presidency 27 March 2013
(15 December 2012, Istanbul) TGNA Speaker Cemil ÇİÇEK, Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet DAVUTOĞLU, our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Syrian Turcomans' Honorary Leader Mehmet ŞANDIR and many members of the parliament participated in the 1st meeting of the Syrian Turcomans Platform held in Istanbul with around a thousand delegates coming from Syria and the camps in Turkey. TGNA Speaker ÇİÇEK made a speech at the opening of the meeting, in which he stated that the Syrians are the brothers abroad of Turkey and the grieving and victimized Turks of the last century, and the wronged people of the previous separation. TGNA Speaker Cemil ÇİÇEK said that the democratization of Syria is very important for Turkey, and that we give utmost importance to having our neighbours live in peace and serenity...
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Training on ‘Psychosocial Effects of Disasters and Psychological Support During Disasters’ Organized under the Coordination of our Presidency in Collaboration with DPPI-SEE 27 March 2013
(13 -14 December 2012) Trainings are organized in line with the demands received from member states within the framework of the annual working/training programme prepared by the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) created under the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI-SEE), which was established to work on a collaboration basis on prevention of disasters and mitigation of their impacts in the South Eastern Europe. The training seminar on 'The Psychological Effects of Disasters and Psychological Support During Disasters', organized within the scope of the 2012 programme of this initiative, to which our Presidency is also a member, took place on 13-14 December 2012 in Ankara. In this international training programme suggested by our countr...
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2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative Ended 27 March 2013
(28 - 30 November 2012, Antalya) Under the auspices of the President of our Republic, Mr. Abdullah GÜL, the 2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative was held on 28-30 November 2012 with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY, Qatar Deputy Prime Minister, the President of the Dominican Republic, AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY and the Governor of Antalya, Ahmet ALTIPARMAK. The international conference held in Antalya ended with the closing speech of our Director General. The conference ended after The Final Decleration was read by MFA Department Head Berk BARAN, followed with speeches by • The Dominican Republic UN Permanent Representative, Ambassador Hector Virgilio ALCANTARA MEJIA, • Qatar's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, Amb...
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Dinner for Teams in Field Exercise 27 March 2013
(29 November 2012, ANTALYA) Within the scope of the 2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative held on 28-30 November 2012, a Field Exercise was organized on 29 November 2012 by our Presidency. All teams participating in the exercise came together for a nice dinner party. Hosted by our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, the dinner was attended by Antalya Deputy Governor Turan EREN and Antalya Provincial Disaster and Emergencies Director Fevzi TİMUR as well as high-level officials. The dinner brought together the participants of the Field Exercise, namely: • Gendarme Search & Rescue Team Command (JAK), • Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Teams (UMKE), • Antalya Coast Guard Commands, • Afyonkarahisar Search & Rescue Unit Directorate, • Ant...
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Field Exercise under Conference for the Hopefor Initiative 27 March 2013
(29 November 2012, Antalya) Within the scope of the 2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative organized on 28-30 November 2012, a field exercise was organized on 29 November 2012 under the coordination of AFAD (Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Presidency), with the participation of the Gendarme Search and Rescue Team Command (JAK), Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Teams (UMKE), Antalya Coast Guard Command, Afyonkarahisar Search & Rescue Unit Directorate, Antalya Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate Search & Rescue Team, Antalya Provincial Security Directorate, Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Fire-fighter Teams, Kepez Municipality Search & Rescue Teams, The Turkish Red Crescent, Organized Industrial Zone Search & Rescue Te...
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Gala Night after 2nd International Conference on Hopefor Initiative 27 March 2013
(28 November 2012, Antalya) At the end of the first day of the Conference on the HOPEFOR Initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY came together and had photos taken with the AFAD personnel contributing to the conference. At the subsquent gala dinner, Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY came together with the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar, the Head of State of the Dominican Republic, AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY and the conference participants.
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2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative Started 27 March 2013
(28 - 30 November 2012, Antalya) The conference held under the auspices of the Turkish President Abdullah GÜL on 28-30 November 2012 in Antalya started with speeches from Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY, the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar, the Head of State of the Dominican Republic, the AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY and the Governor of Antalya, Ahmet ALTIPARMAK. In his speech at the 2nd International Conference on the Hopefor Initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Beşir ATALAY said the atrocities in Syria were a natural disaster. Joining the meeting through video-conference, President Abdullah GÜL said natural disasters can hit regardless of your technology or whether you are a great country, and added that mankind will have to fight more disasters on a more frequent basis in the de...
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US International Development Agency Visited our Presidency 27 March 2013
(26 November 2012) US International Development Agency President Rajiv SHAH visited our Presidency and spoke to AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY at his offices. During the visit, talks mostly revolved around the state of the Syrian citizens staying in our country, and the cooperation between AFAD and the USA and other international organizations; AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY emphasized that international organizations have been conveying their willingness to work with AFAD on every occasion, and added that the USA and the UN were also included among them. Also speaking about the Syrian citizens staying in Turkey, AFAD Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY said they, as the Presidency, have developed a project pool concerning the aids to be extended to Syrian citizens and that they h...
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