Organized by The Union of NGOs of The Islamic World (UNIW), Turkey Voluntary Foundation (TGTV) and with the support of the Greater Istanbul Municipality, the International NGO Fair was held at the Istanbul Yenikapi Eurasia Fair and Arts Center from 9-10 December 2017, in which various international NGOs participated.
Different civil and governmental foundations from different fields have participated the NGO Fair such as The Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Prime Ministry AFAD, Red Crescent, Religious Foundation, YTB, Yunus Emre Institute, Maarif Foundation, the Anatolian Agency (AA) as well as many relevant NGOs from different parts of the world, especially the organizations working in the field of humanitarian assistance from the Gulf, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and America.
Throughout the Fair duration, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, the participating NGOs participated in the fair, which was carried out through various media, whether through brochures or through audio and visual media in Turkish, Arabic and English languages.
The opening ceremony of the fair was attended by UNIW Secretary General Attorney Ali Kurt, President of TGTV Management and Chief Executive Attorney Hamza Akbulut, former Minister of Environment and Urbanism Idris Güllüce, AK Party Istanbul deputy Fatma Benli, representatives of international NGOs and a large invited mass.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day exhibition at the Istanbul Yenikapi Eurasia Fair and Arts Center, Secretary-General of The Unity of NGOs in Islamic World, Ali Kurt, said that the spirit of unity, solidarity and brotherhood has converged in one place.
Kurt pointed out that there is no way to overcome the difficulties facing the Islamic world except through unity and solidarity among Muslims. This is done by working to revive the values of Islamic civilization again, taking into consideration many common points that unite and gather Muslims.
Following the opening speeches, the fair area was opened and the stands were visited.