Latest news from Turkish Red Crescent Society

When the Syrian war started to risk their lives in 2014, Abdülhalik Şemmo fled Al-Hasakah with his family and arrived in Turkey’s south-eastern province of Mardin, then moved to Ankara’s Beypazarı district, hoping to have more job opportunities. Howeve …

23 November 2020

Before the everlasting war in Syria, Sabit El Hacco used to grow wheat on his own farm. However, when he fled conflict in 2016 and arrived in Turkey, the conditions drastically changed for him and his family. El Hacco continued to work as a farmer but …

30 September 2020

“Yardim seven ol” means “be someone who loves helping” in Turkish. This is a mantra that Kevser, a Syrian refugee in Turkey, lives by. While trying to rebuild her own life after fleeing conflict in Syria, she works as a volunteer at the Turkish Red Cre …

16 September 2020

By Lotte Ruppert COVID-19 does not discriminate, but the pandemic has disproportionately impacted certain vulnerable communities. Migrants and refugees face particularly large risks, due to language barriers, limited access to public services and a lar …

24 August 2020

COVID-19 may be preventing us from connecting with the ones we love the way we want to, but it has allowed us to appreciate and treasure each other that much more. This World Friendship Day, we asked Turkish, Syrian and Yemenis children in 5 different …

30 July 2020

Seren Sabancı Keser, a 27-year-old call centre operator at Turkish Red Crescent, received a call from a refugee in need who could not go and receive his Kızılaykart (a prepaid debit card)– he was in hospital after showing COVID-19 symptoms. This debit …

6 July 2020

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  • President: Dr Kerem KINIK
  • 1st Vice-President: Mr Ismail Hakki TURUNÇ
  • 2nd Vice President : Dr Naci YORULMAZ
  • Secretary General: Mr Hüseyin CAN
  • Deputy Secretary General: Mr Murat ELLIALTI
  • Board Member: Prof. Dr Fatma MERIÇ YILMAZ
  • Board Member: Mr Ercan TAN
  • Board Member: Mr Cengiz KOÇ
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