EU Training Held At Our Presidency 01 April 2013
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.
During our candidacy programme, our Presidency has made various initiatives knowing that some of the projects aiming at mitigation of disaster risks, building the disaster awareness and resilience of the society and ensuring that the country is prepared for disasters, all projects carried out as a major element of sustainable development and in line with our Presidency's modern disaster management approach.
To ensure that these EU-funded projects are carried out in a more effective and results-oriented manner, officials of the Ministry for the EU gave our personnel a three-day training seminar on Financial Cooperation with the EU and Project Cycle Management on 26-28 December 2012.
(13 October 2012) The 13th day of October is celebrated by the United Nations every year as the "International Day for Disaster Reduction” . On 13 October, various activities are carried out around the world to reduce disaster damages and create awareness in communities abut how to prepare for disasters.Photography Exhibition on 13 October, International Day for Disaster Reduction
(13 October 2012) The United Nations celebrates 13 October as the “International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction" all around the world. The theme of the UN's 2012 activities for the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction was "Women and Girls: the inVisible Force of Resilience." In Turkey, where disasters take place at various levels almost every year, where all segments of the population are exposed to disasters and which allocates huge budgets to cover the damages caused by disasters, building disaster-awareness and reducing disaster damages can only be possible by including women in the process. In 2012, the statutory earthquake insurance law was expanded and renamed as the "Law on Disaster Insurances." For the purpose of taking the necessary measures aga...Deputy PM Beşir Atalay’s Message on 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
(22-24 November 2012, Istanbul) The exhibition promoting the equipment and measures to be used before and after disasters in Turkey, a high-risk region for earthquakes, opened in Istanbul. At the exhibition and conference organized with the support of our Presidency and opened by our Director General Dr. Fuat OKTAY, many governmental and private agencies and organizations as well as NGOs participated with their dedicated stands, including the Istanbul Provincial Disaster and Emergency Directorate.International Disaster Management Exhibition Opens
(01 November 2013) World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCH and her concomitant committee visited AFAD. World Bank’s Turkey Director Martin RAISER, Urban Development Senior Specialist Elif AYHAN, Operation Officer Mustafa Ugur ALVER, Representative of Undersecretariat of Treasury, Kerem DÖNMEZ accompanied Laura TUCK who performed her first official visit after taking her new position. President of AFAD, Dr. Fuat OKTAY hosted the committee in his office on the date of 1 November 2013. Within the scope of mutually consultations World Bank’s Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Laura TUCK said that, Turkey has showed a marked improvement in disaster management and realized many projects, which one of them can be a successful example for other countries and Pre...Committee of World Bank was in AFAD
AFAD Joins European Civil Protection Mechanism AFAD Chief Dr. Fuat Oktay and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, sign new agreement to admit Turkey into the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Brussels, 6 May 2015 – At the European Civil Protection Forum 2015 held in the Belgian capital, Turkey was admitted into the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, which was established in 2001 to promote cooperation among national civil protection authorities across the continent. AFAD Chief Dr. Fuat Oktay and EU Commissioner Christos Stylanides signed the membership treaty which made Turkey the thirty-fourth country to join the Mechanism. Having been admitted into the prestigious disaster response mechanism, the Turkish government will ...AFAD Joins European Civil Protection Mechanism
(16 September 2013) Japan Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism Shimpei MATSUSHITA and accompanying delegation visited AFAD and met with AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY on 16 September 2013, Monday. The meeting was held for developing the disaster management capacity between Turkey and Japan and improving cooperation thereof. In addition to AFAD’s President Dr. Fuat OKTAY and Deputy Minister MATSUSHITA, AFAD’s Deputy President M. Sinan YILDIZ, Head of Planning and Mitigation Department M. Akif DANACI, Head of Earthquake Department Dr. Murat NURLU and Head of Strategy Development Department Halil AFŞARATA also participated in meeting. Memorandum For Improving Cooperation In Disaster Management MATSUSHITA mentioned that on the scope of memorandum workshops, mee...Deputy Minister of Japan in AFAD