General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is to be held in Turkey in November 2017. Dr. Kerem Kinik, President of Red Crescent mentioned: “We will hold General Assembly of our Federation in Antalya and will be welcoming around 1500 guests from 190 countries. We will get the chance to review reforms necessary for humanitarian aid with our guests.
“No safety concerns”
Mentioning that the General Assembly was unanimously resolved to be held in Antalya in 2017 during the meeting held at Geneva, Dr. Kerem Kinik added “no members of Red Crescent-Red Cross Societies set forth any reservations on Turkey. It is clearly revealed that the propaganda “Turkey is not a safe country” as suggested by Western public opinions, in particular by certain circles, went wrong. The entire World, i.e. 190 countries, shared the excitement of meeting in Antalya”.
“Over again after 48 years”
Turkey joined the International Red Crescent-Red Cross Movement in 1868. Having inserted the “Red Crescent” into the movement that was initiated with the Red Cross, Turkey hosted 21st
General Assembly held in 1969. With the General Assembly to be held in Antalya in 2017, Turkey will host for the second time the largest meeting of the Movement after 48 years. Kinik said: “Turkish Red Crescent Society is one of the leading actors of this movement. We will be more than pleased to welcome around 1500 people from 190 member countries of our movement in Antalya and we will undersign another page in the history of Red Crescent-Red Cross”.