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Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul 22 August 2014
PRESS RELEASE August 21 2014, Thursday - Ankara Top Earthquake Experts Meet in Istanbul The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) is proud to co-host the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES) with the Turkish Earthquake Foundation on 24-29 August 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event brings together top earthquake and seismology experts from Turkey and across the world on the 15th anniversary of the devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake of August 17, 1999.
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Top Level Meeting On Syrian Guest Community In Turkey 21 August 2014
PRESS INVITATION August 21 2014, Thursday - Ankara TOP LEVEL MEETING ON SYRIAN GUEST COMMUNITY IN TURKEY A large group of cabinet ministers, senior government and military officials, governors and mayors will convene on August 22, 2014 to discuss ongoing efforts regarding the Syrian guest community in Turkey.
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Turkey Joins OCHA Donor Support Group 30 June 2014
PRESS RELEASE TURKEY JOINS UN OCHA DONOR SUPPORT GROUP June 20, 2014 Monday, Brussels Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) President Dr. Fuat OKTAY will attend to High-Level Meeting (HLM) of UN OCHA Donor Support Group (ODSG) in Brussels where Turkey’s admission to the group is expected to be announced officially.
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Transformer Explosion in The Coal Mine in Soma 14 May 2014
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PRESS RELEASE May 14, 2014 – Ankara (As of 16.00 pm) Transformer Explosion in The Coal Mine in Soma, Manisa AFAD Emergency Management Center has received a report that a transformer had exploded, set coal mine up on fire and miners have been stuck in coal mine, in Soma, Manisa on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 15.10 pm.
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Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries to be Held in Harran Accommodation Centre 14 January 2014
Press Release (January 16-17, 2014) Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries to be Held in Harran Accommodation Centre Turkey organizes the “Ministerial Meeting of Syria Bordering Countries” which will take place in AFAD Sanliurfa-Harran Accommodation Centre. Following the first ministerial meeting in Geneva last year, the second meeting will be held on January 16-17, with the participation of Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Ahmet DAVUTOGLU, AFAD President Dr. Fuat OKTAY, UNHCR Mr Antonio GUTERRES and ministers from Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. The ongoing Syrian tragedy and the conditions of Syrian people who had to flee their country will be discussed in the meeting. The family visits in the camp and Syrian children’s painting exhibition will follow the meeting. THE PROG...
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Syrian Youths in Turkey Receive Certificate of Proficiency in Turkish 02 October 2013
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Press Release (02 October 2013) Prime Ministry AFAD have being coordinated all humanitarian needs of Syrians who had to flee to Turkey from war-torn Syria since April 2011, such as accommodation, health, food, education. In this context, “TÖMER Language Course” project was initiated to provide Syrian high-school and university students with “Certificate of Proficiency in Turkish” which is necessary for their continuance of education in Turkey. The first graduates of the Language Course Project which was started with 1700 students and developed with the cooperation of Prime Ministry AFAD, Prime Ministry Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities and UNICEF to receive their certificates of proficiency. Representatives of Prime Ministry AFAD and Presidency forTurks Abroad and Relate...
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Prime Ministry AFAD Sent Humanitarian Aid to Sudan 01 October 2013
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Press Release (01 October 2013) In the cause of heavy rainfall in the capital of Sudan, Hartum, hundreds of people were wounded and more than 1.500 buildings were wracked or damaged. Turkish Red Crescent’s humanitarian aid materials consisting of tents, blankets and kitchen kit, was sent to Sudan with the coordination of Prime Ministry AFAD by Turkish Airlines’ cargo aircraft. Humanitarian aid materials that had sent as the date of 01 October 2013, amount to approximately 150.000 USD with the cost of transportation. Hereby respectfully announced to the public. Press and Public Relations Consultancy
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Kütahya Earthquake Press Release 07 August 2013
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A 4.4-magnitude earthquake occurred near Emet, Kütahya around 08:20, on August 7, 2013. No casualties and damages are reported as of posting. Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD) is closely following the earthquake activity in the region. Press and Public Relations Consultancy
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As of the date July 22, 2013, There are 201.067 Syrian Citizens at our Accommodation Centers 22 July 2013
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Press Release (22 July 2013) As of today, there are 201.067 Syrian citizens staying at the 14 Tent Cities, 1 Temporary Admission Centre and 6 Container Cities established by Prime Ministry AFAD for those coming from Syria. The daily humanitarian needs and health services of nearly 300 thousands Syrian citizens, who live outside the camps in various provinces of Turkey, have being provided with the coordination of AFAD. AFAD has erected a total of 14 tent-cities, with 4 in Hatay, 2 in Şanlıurfa, 3 in Gaziantep, and 1 each in Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye, Adıyaman Adana and Mardin along with 6 container-cities with 2 in Kilis, and 1 each in Şanlıurfa, Malatya, Hatay and Gaziantep. Due to the population movements caused by the internal conflicts that started in the April of 2011 in Syria, more th...
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Syria Coordination Meeting 17 June 2013
Press Release (17 -18 June 2013) Coordination meeting which is about situation of Syrian Citizens who have sheltered in 19 accommodation centers in 10 provinces because of internal conflict of Syria have been holding in Gaziantep. Director General of AFAD Dr. Fuat OKTAY, Governor of Gaziantep Erdal ATA, Representative of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) in Turkey, Carol BATCHELOR and officers of AFAD, Ministry of Interior, Governorships of Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş, Adana, Gaziantep, Malatya, Osmaniye and Provincial Directorates of AFAD will attend to the meeting. Subjects of the meeting are as follows: • Current situation of camps. • Contribution of UNHCR for the Syrian Citizens who sheltered in Turkey and UNHCR’s support to Tu...
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