The late businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlici’s son Ugur Tatlici added a new organization among the ones that he supported and made donations. Ugur Tatlici, who is the CEO of the UNT Holding Company, made a donation to International Pompe Association-IPA who fights with the Pompe Disease, which is one of the rarely seen illnesses on the world.
WHAT IS THE POMPE DISEASE?
Mutation in the GAA gene causes Pompe Disease. It affects about 1 in 40000 people on the world. The disease has a low awareness in the world as well as in our country.
Pompe Disease is an inherited disorder caused by the build up of a complex sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. The accumulation of glycogen in certain organs and tissues, especially muscles, impairs their ability to function normally.
CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGE IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR
This condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. In our country awareness rate of disease is rather low, even between the doctors. As known, CONSANGUINEOUS marriages are wide spreaded in our country, so the disease can be found on more people than it is thought. For that reason it has been given a start for a national database study.
INTERNATIONAL POMPE ASSOCIATION (IPA)
IPA is a Netherlands-based federation of Pompe Disease patient’s groups worldwide. It seek to coordinate activities and share experiences and knowledges between different groups.
The will of Mehmet Salih Tatlici suggests: “Respect the world and human being, help the humans.”
The late bussiness Mehmet Salih Tatlici is always memorialized with respect by the public. His “Respect the world and human being, help the humans” will is carried out by his son Uğur Tatlici and his helpful wife Nurten Tatlici by supporting the organisations which purposed to protect nature and help people. They still support many organisations worldwide.
THE ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY UGUR AND NURTEN TATLICI:
Uğur Tatlici and Nurten Tatlici giving back to many organisations which focused on helping people, the disabled and to protect nature in national and international areas.
The cooperation was carried out with the donations and financial supports between these organizations; Physically Disabled Solidarity Association, Six Dots Blinds Association, GETEM, Natural Education Foundation, Turkish Kidney Organization, TEMA and the organizations who work for cleaning and protecting seas such as TURMEPA, Sea Clean Association. In addition, they gave back with Antalya National Education Management for compensating requirements in schools in Antalya.
As to the International arena, they made a donation for Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary located at Tasmania in Australia. The sanctuary is focused on giving back to the Tasmanian environment, rather than simply being a showcase. Moreover they gave a support to the Natural Geographic Society for protecting endangered animals.
Recently, they have added an organization who fights with Pompe Disease between the organizations that they made donation; International Pompe Association.
UĞUR TATLICI : OUR LOVE AND RESPECT WILL NEVER BECOME LESS FOR THE NATURE AND HUMAN BEINGS, WE WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS WHO WORK FOR IT
After adding the International Pompe Association between the organizations that he gave back, Uğur Tatlici shared his following thoughts and feelings;
“I have already shared my opinions with the public about the organizations that we have given donations. As the result of our respect for the world and human being, we are trying to help aidless children’s education, the disabled and to protect our country and the world with our great sincerity.”
“My mother and I, we always memorialized my father Mehmet Salih Tatlici with respect by carrying out his testament. We share all the worth which remind him to our country and the world. We are trying to keep alive my father’s memory. Our love and respect will never become less for the nature and human beings, we will always support the organizations who work for it.”