Latest news from Turkish Red Crescent Society

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

By Caroline Holt Jobs are being lost. The restrictions on movement that are keeping people safe from the coronavirus are often damaging or destroying their livelihoods and their ability to feed and care for their families. Around the world, the most vu …

12 June 2020

Many people affected by humanitarian crises think their priority needs are not being met by humanitarian aid. Cash assistance is one critical approach that is helping responders better put the needs and capacities of affected people at the heart of hum …

28 April 2020

Textiles from Syria – a rich blend of blues, yellows, reds, and creams – have long been treasured by families, merchants, and travelers since the era of the Silk Road. But nine years into the country’s conflict, most textile factories have been destroy …

24 April 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
  • Board Member: Ms Nejla ÖZSOY
  • Board Member: Mr Y. Ramazan SAYGILI
  • Board Member: Mr Yasir YILMAZ
  • Director General: Dr Ibrahim ALTAN
  • Deputy Director General: Mr Alper KÜÇÜK (International Affairs)
  • Director of International Policies and Partnerships: Mr Kaan SANER
  • Director of International Programs and Operations: Mr Alper ULUCA
  • Head of Movement Relations and Partnerships: Mr Serdar GÜNEL
  • Director of Migration Services: Mr Bayram SELVI
  • Director General of Blood Services: Mr Nurettin HAFIZOGLU
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  • Director of Finance: Mrs Pervin AKBAS
  • Director of Human Resources: Mr Gürkan TÜLEK
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