Turkish Airlines and Turkish Red Crescent Reuniting Relief Volunteers

31/10/2017 Paylaş:   

Statutory Meetings to be attended by the Presidents and Delegates of the Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies from 190 countries will be held in Antalya with the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines that has conducted humanitarian relief operations in Somali and Rakhine in cooperation with Turkish Red Crescent.
Statutory Meetings of the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, sponsored for transportation by Turkish Airlines, which flies the most countries in the World, will be held between November 5 and 11, 2017 in in Antalya hosted by Turkey. M. Ilker Ayci, the President and CEO of Turkish Airlines and Dr. Kerem Kinik, the President of Turkish Red Crescent held a press conference with this regard.  

During the press conference, M. Ilker Ayci, the President and CEO of Turkish Airlines said: “As the number one international transporter of Africa, our relations with the continent are not    limited to solely humanitarian aid missions. Turkish Airlines has been executing wide range social responsibility projects in many countries around Africa for years. 10 thousands of people have received humanitarian food assistance thanks to those projects. In the first place, we built orphanages and schools as well as solar and energy panels and restored community clinics. Turkish Airlines immediately lent an ear to the call for aid to Somali by social media phenomenon this year and supported with all its associates the global campaign called #LoveArmyForSomalia by transporting food and supplies through its cargo planes to Somali people. We dispatched two cargo planes full of aids to Somali, one in March and one in August. Finally, we have initiated a donation campaign for refugees who took shelter in Bangladesh escaping from Rakhine and have raised TL 489.000 with the help of our employees. Flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines is more than pleased to gathering aid volunteers from 190 countries in Antalya.”
Dr. Kerem Kinik mentioned that the largest support to humanitarian aid operations of Turkish Red Crescent had been received by Turkish Airlines and that they had supported many humanitarian aid projects mainly Somali and Rahkine and added: “We dispatched humanitarian aid supplies to Sierra Leone, where around 400 people died due to flood and landslide in August, in cooperation with Turkish Airlines. And now, they keep supporting us in a very important organization hosted by our organization. I would like to thank M. Ilker Ayci once again. We become stronger with Turkish Airlines, one of the most prestigious brands in our country, standing by us. As you may know, we will host general meetings of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Antalya under the auspices of our President and we will welcome around 1500 charity ambassadors we call “good hands” from 190 countries in our country.

Having the most comprehensive airline network in Africa, Turkish Airlines lends a hand to those in need all around the world both within the scope of corporate social responsibility projects and direct financial aids by its conscious and self-sacrificing employees due to our country’s pioneering and powerful position in global humanitarian aids and fulfills its duties and responsibilities as the Flagman of Turkey.