A Helping Hand for Our Syrian Guests by Ugur Tatlici

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The late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s youngest son, Ugur Tatlici has made a donation to the aid campaign organised for the Syrian refugees by the Red Crescent in Turkey. Ugur Tatlici said: ”My late father used to counsel us as his will; ‘respect the people and the world, pay attention to the needs of people’, we are executing my father’s will together with my mother Nurten Tatlıcı”.

VICTIMS OF A BLOODY WAR GOING ON FOR 5 YEARS

As it has been almost five years since the beginning of civil war in Syria, millions of people who have no life safety and future expectations are obliged to leave their homeland and seek refuge in other countries where their children may lead safer lives. Up to now, around 11 million Syrians had to abandon their homes; more than 2 million Syrians have taken refuge in our country. Turkey has become the country hosting the largest number of Syrians since the beginning of civil war and uses every means available in order to provide them with better living conditions.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 1.000.000 SYRIAN CHILDREN IN TURKEY AND ONE THIRD OF THEM CANNOT ATTEND SCHOOL

According to the figures of UNICEF, Children’s Rights & Emergency Relief Organization of United Nations, the number of the registered Syrian refugees embraced by Turkey has reached 1.938.999. And, 54% of these Syrian refugees are children and their number is 1.047.000 according to the official figures. More than half of these children (their number reaches 663.138) are at school age and unfortunately most of them (391.207) cannot attend school. The number of Syrian refugees hosted at the camps in Turkey is 259.277.

THE RED CRESCENT IN TURKEY ORGANIZES TO FULFIL SYRIAN REFUGEES’ NEEDS

The basic humanitarian needs of Syrians, especially the ones living at the camps, such as housing, nourishment, education, psycho-social support are tried to be fulfilled by support of Kızılay, (The Red Crescent in Turkey) which continues its existence thanks to donations. However, organisations like Kızılay also need support in dressing the wounds of Syrian refugees and fulfilling their needs especially under harsh winter conditions.

SUPPORT TO THE RED CRESCENT FROM UĞUR TATLICI

Charitable businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı’s youngest son Ugur Tatlici, CEO of UNT Holding, also gives support to humanitarian aid provided for our Syrian guests by the Red Crescent in Turkey.

Uğur Tatlici tries to keep his late father’s respectful name and memory alive by fulfilling his father’s will; ”respect the people and the world, pay attention to the needs of people” throughout his support to the agencies and institutions operating for the relief of people.

UNT Holding CEO, Uğur Tatlici who has previously made several donations to and developed joint projects with Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, Six Points Association of the Blind, GETEM (Boğaziçi University Technology Laboratory for the Visually Handicapped), National Education Foundation, Turkish Kidney Foundation, The Poorhouse (Darülaceze), TEMA (The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Sources) and TURMEPA, Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association which works for cleaning and protection of the sea, has also provided support in fulfilling the needs of schools in Antalya, Turkey as a result of the cooperation with Antalya Provincial Directorate for National Education.

Lately, UNT Holding CEO Uğur Tatlici has provided support for the services that will lead to provide these people who were obliged to leave their homes and country with a blanket, a few bowls of food, a pair of shoes and friendly affection under harsh conditions of winter by making a donation for Turkish Kızılay’s (The Red Crescent in Turkey) activities for the relief of Syrian guests in our country.

When our news team asked his opinion about this donation, Uğur Tatlici has given below information:

“As a charitable businessman who put respect for the people and nature into first place, my late father Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı used to like making donations. He advised us to respect people and nature as well as being charitable. My mother Nurten Tatlıcı and I are trying to keep my late father’s memory alive by fulfilling his last will as much and often as possible. We wanted to support our guests taking refuge in our country so as to escape the war in Syria, for this purpose. We wanted to stand by Kızılay’s endeavours in this respect. We will keep fulfilling my father’s will”.

We hope that charitable people in our country also keep supporting our Syrian guests by such donations.

Let us support our Syrian guests under these harsh winter conditions, let us dress their wounds together. Let no child feel cold anymore, no mother put their children to bed with an empty stomach and these children be able to attend school…

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