AFAD President and Staff On Duty after the Failed Coup Attempt 19 July 2016
AFAD put all its personnel on high alert during the coup attempt on the night of July 15, 2016.
From the very first moment, AFAD stood by the Turkish people and security personnel who defends Turkey’s democracy at the expense of their lives.
AFAD President Mehmet Halis Bilden visited the wounded officers in Atatürk Hospital and also The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Ankara Police HQ and Gölbaşı Special Operations Division in the early hours of July 16, following the failed coup attempt initiated by the members of Fetullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
AFAD, put all its personnel across Turkey on high alert at 11.50pm on the night of the failed coup attempt.
AFAD supported, by all its means, Turkish people and security officers who defends our future and democracy courageously from the very first moment of the coup attempt.
AFAD continue to provide food and water in AFAD tents to Turkish people who hold night meetings every night to protect our democracy against possible threats.
The failed coup left 240 people martyred, including 62 police officers, five soldiers and 173 civilians. Approximately 1,500 people were injured.
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Turkey will build 5,000 more prefabricated homes for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an increase from the previously promised 20,000 homes, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag said on Tuesday. “Turkey had promised to build 20,000 prefabricated homes for 100,000 people. We decided to increase this to 25,000, so we will be able to serve almost 125,000 people,” Recep Akdag said in a meeting with Bangladesh's Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury in Ankara.Bangladesh's Disaster and Relief Minister: “Turkey is there wherever people are having trouble”
Since January 29, the Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Turkish Red Crescent and other Turkish NGOs have provided humanitarian aid to the people living in 170 different locations of Afrin. In the framework of Operation Olive Branch which was launched on January 20, Turkey has delivered humanitarian aid in the areas that were liberated from terrorist groups under the coordination of AFAD. On 18 March, Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, backed by Turkey's special forces, cleared the center of Afrin from the terrorist elements. Thereafter, Turkish humanitarian agencies also started to provide humanitarian aid to civilians living in Afrin city center.Turkey’s Humanitarian Aid in Afrin - Report No: 2 (05.04.2018)
Turkey continue to provide humanitarian aid to people of Rakhine State in Myanmar. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority and Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency teams distributed food aid worth $500 thousand to the people in need in Rakhine state of Myanmar.Turkey Stands By Rakhine People
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