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Republic of Turkey Governorship of Istanbul
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October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13: International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 13, municipal mayors of 39 Districts and universities including disaster and emergency departments were invited to the program of International Day for Disaster Reduction. During the proram held in Bahcelievler Nurettin Topcu Cultural Center, Deputy of Governor Halil Serdar CEVHEROĞLU, Istanbul Provincial Director of Disaster and Emergency İbrahim Tarı, District Governor of Bahcelievler, İlker ARIKAN and Bahcelievler Mayor, Osman DEVELİOĞLU delivered their speeches. [More]
Istanbul Disaster Awareness and Preparatory Meeting is held in Istanbul

Istanbul Disaster Awareness and Preparatory Meeting is held in Istanbul

"Disaster Awareness and Preparatory Meeting" is held in order to observe all kinds of disaster and emergency related measures that could break out in Istanbul and to put the problems into the table. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Dr. Recep Akdağ, President of AFAD. Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, Deputy Governor of Istanbul Mr. Halil Serdar Cevheroğlu and Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mevlüt Uysal participated or the meeting held in Istanbul Provincial Disaster Directorate. [More]
Deputy of Prime Minister, Recep Akdağ: We will launch a new aid campaign for Arakan

Deputy of Prime Minister, Recep Akdağ: We will launch a new aid campaign for Arakan

Aids for Arakan are announced by our Deputy Prime Minister, President of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu and Chairman of Turkish Red Crescent Kerem Kınık. At the meeting held under the Presidency of AFAD, Mr. Akdağ emphasizes that “Turkey is the exact definition of conscience of mankind and Turkish Red Crescent and Ministry of Health, particularly Religious Foundation shall start a significant campaign with civil society. We will once again extend the assistance to our Arakanese brothers hanks to our financial resources created by generous attitude of Turkish nation as we have experienced in Arakan for a while. Turkey has always been conscience of mankind in these issues. This is the necessity of our beliefs and existence.” [More]
Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu starts his duty as President of AFAD

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu starts his duty as President of AFAD

Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, Former Director-General of Turkish Red Crescent has been appointed as President of Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority. Mr. Güllüoğlu has officially started his duty by getting briefed from department heads operating in AFAD. [More]
INSARAG Trainings for other Search and Rescue Brigades are Completed

INSARAG Trainings for other Search and Rescue Brigades are Completed

SAR Brigade within our Provincial Directorate completed INSARAG Trainings for SAR Brigades in Bursa, Izmir, Afyonkarahisar and Sakarya Provinces. The trainings for 4 SAR Brigades started on July 17, 2017 and terminated on August 4, 2017.Theoretical and practical trainings ended with drills. [More]

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