2nd Extended Secretariat Meeting held in Bevol Platfrom with Arab Origin Members in Turkey
UNIW met with Arab origin NGOs located in Turkey, hosted by Bevol Platform. The meeting began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Mokhtar El Ashry. Then continued with the opening speech of UNIW Secretary General Atty. Ali Kurt. Following the opening speeches, Bevol Platform President Bashar al-Haraki made a presentation about the activities of Bevol.
After the meeting, Atty. Ali Kurt briefly shared information about the session held in Yemen at the 3rd International NGO Fair and about the visit of the Deputy Minister of Interior, AFAD President and UNIW General Coordinator to Yemen.
After sharing information about the draft program content of the International Conference of African NGOs, which was the main agenda of the meeting and the pre-list of the participants, the participants shared their views in turn.
Following the considerations, Atty. Ali Kurt continued as follows: “At the moment, 15 young people in Egypt were executed by a decision in a political court. Our objection to the UN here is not to participate in politics. Because as a non-governmental organization in this regard, Europe has a very clear attitude. We will invite these structures to respect human rights. I agree with the sensitivity of the Vision Political Development Center on this issue. Non-governmental organizations narrow their scope if they get into politics a lot. We have to put these reactions very restrained. All of the problems in Syria, Egypt, East Turkestan and Yemen are based on politics. We must claim our right. As Muhammed Mişeniş said, we are not a state but a non-governmental organization. But above all political decision-making mechanisms, non-governmental organizations should function as a pressure mechanism. If we do not address these demands, we will be doing incomplete activity. May Allah help us. ”
At the end of the meeting, Atty. Ali Kurt thanked the participants and announced that the next meeting will be the International Academy of Civil Society Organizations (USTA).