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AFAD Chief Attends THO Event on Refugee Crisis 10 March 2016

AFAD Chief Attends THO Event on Refugee Crisis

AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay attends a public event on the Syrian refugee crisis hosted by the Turkish Heritage Organization in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C., 5 March 2016 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay on Friday participated in a teleconference hosted by the Turkish Heritage Organization, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization seeking to promote dialogue around Turkey’s role in the international community.

Sharing Turkey’s experiences with participants, Dr. Oktay called on policy-makers in the United States to more actively contribute to humanitarian relief efforts in Syria.

Dr. Nora Fisher Onar, a fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, and UCLA historian James Gelvin also spoke at the event.

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