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Role of Local Administrations in the Formation of Society Resistant to Disasters Workshop Begins 10 May 2018
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“Role of Local Administrations Resistant to Disaster” workshop organized by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) which will focus on contributions of local administrations in disaster management began in the southwestern provincial center of Kocaeli
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National Fire Service Symposium Held in İstanbul 07 May 2018
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Speaking during the opening of the “National Fire Service Symposium” organized in İstanbul by the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu said his institution has shaped its strategies and road maps with priority according to the measures that should be taken before the occurrence of incidents.
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Agenda of the Earthquake Advisory Board: New Earthquake Map and Building Regulations 04 May 2018
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Projects concerning introducing New Earthquake Hazard Map and Building Regulations of Turkey to the public were discussed at the first Earthquake Advisory Board meeting of the year. Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and members of the Earthquake Advisory Board participated in the first ordinary meeting of Earthquake Advisory Board in 2018.
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Cooperation between AFAD and KKTC Civil Defense Organization is Growing 29 April 2018
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“Cooperation in Disaster and Emergency Management” protocol has been signed between the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Civil Defense Organization. Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Head of KKTC Civil Defense Organization Erdoğan Çelebi put their signatures on the protocol.
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Cooperation Workshop Organized by AFAD and TURKCELL 27 April 2018
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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.
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Deputy Prime Minister Akdağ in Samsat 24 April 2018
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Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ made an inspection tour in Adıyaman’s Samsat district in the aftermath of the earthquake measuring 5.1 according to Richter scale and said, “There are 75 heavily damaged buildings, 7 mildly damaged houses, 75 slightly damaged buildings in the district and two building have collapsed.”
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We Hosted Students From 45 Countries at AFAD 17 April 2018
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Head of AFAD Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu came together with 150 students from 45 countries during the second lesson of the “International Students Leadership Academy” organized by the Young Memur-Sen Union. Informing PHD and post graduate students from countries like Somalia, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Liberia and Georgia about the activities of AFAD at home and abroad Head of AFAD Güllüoğlu said Turkey concentrates on risk management rather than crisis management when it comes to dealing with disasters like erathquakes.
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Young Diplomat Academy students visit AFAD 16 April 2018
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Visiting our center, students from the Turkish Youth Foundation Young Diplomat Academy received information from the Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu about the domestic and international activities of AFAD.
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Foundation Laid for 403 Earthquake Houses at Samsat 16 April 2018
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Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Recep Akdağ, Parliament Deputy Speaker Ahmet Aydın and head of Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu attended the foundation laying ceremony for 403 earthquake housing at the Samsat township of the southeastern province of Adıyaman.
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Turkish Deputies and AFAD Officials Visit Arakanese Muslims 08 April 2018
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A delegation of Turkish deputies and officials from the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) recently visited camps in Bangladesh housing Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar’s Arakan province. Many Turkish deputies, including AK Party Konya Deputy Hüsnüye Erdoğan, Tekirdağ Deputy Ayşe Doğan, Nevşehir Deputy Mustafa Açıkgöz, Hatay Deputy Hacı Bayram Türkoğlu and Kayseri Deputy İsmail Tamer as well as the Head of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu and AFAD Vice President İsmail Palakoğlu took part in the visit to Cox’s Bazar.
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