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… in this together, with Red Cross Red Crescent By Susan Cullinan, IFRC The moment the first coronavirus case was reported in Europe – on 24 January 2020, in Bordeaux, France – no one could have possibly imagined the monumental scale of the year of los …

22 January 2021

Said loves reading and transforming his personal struggles into stories and poems. Each tells a different story close to his heart about love, loss and the everyday challenges of those forced to flee conflict, like himself. “How can I be indifferent to …

20 January 2021

By Sevde Nur Söylemez COVID-19 has challenged our approach as humanitarians – how can we still support the most vulnerable while still keeping people safe from this pandemic? For Turkey, we’ve learned to challenge our traditional way of supporting comm …

30 November 2020

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

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  • President: Dr Kerem KINIK
  • 1st Vice-President: Mr Ismail Hakki TURUNC
  • 2nd Vice President: Mr Murat ELLIALTI
  • Director General: Dr Ibrahim ALTAN
  • Director General (Blood Services): Mr Nurettin HAFIZOGLU
  • Deputy Director General (International Affairs & Migration): Mr Alper KUCUK
  • Deputy Director General (Disaster Management): Mr Ibrahim OZER
  • Deputy Director General (Public Health and Social Services): Dr Gazi ALATAS
  • Deputy Director General (Fundraising, Communication & Volunteer Mobilisation): Mr Ekrem SAHIN
  • Deputy Director General (Strategy and IT): Mr Mustafa TUTKUN
  • Deputy Director General (Finance and Asset Management): Mr Tayfun OZKAN
  • Deputy Director General (Support Services): Mr Suleyman ISLAMOGLU
  • Director of International Policies and Partnerships: Mr Kaan SANER
  • Head of Movement Relations and Partnerships: Mr Serdar GÜNEL (Movement Focal Point)