Foundation of Volunteer Organizations of Turkey

Türkiye Gönüllü Teşekküller Vakfı (TGTV)
وقف المنظمات التطوعية التركي
Foundation of Volunteer Organizations of Turkey

Membership Number: 1
Membership Date and Place: 31 December 2005, Founding Member
Year Founded and Place: 1994, Istanbul
Area of Activities: Umbrella Organization
Country: Turkey
President: Atty. Hamza Akbulut

Brief Introduction
Foundation of Volunteer Organizations of Turkey (TGTV) was established in Istanbul, on December 22, 1994, as an umbrella organization with the participation of 109 founding members representing 87 volunteer organizations to achieve unity and to cooperate with each other among the volunteer organizations in terms of goals, time and facilities.
TGTV gives priority to the activities that support the institutional equipment of its members which represent the national and spiritual dynamics of our country, carries the problems of the Islamic world, and the injustices against human rights and justice.

Activities
Hamza Akbulut has held the presidency of TGTV since 2011. TGTV currently has 225 members. As an umbrella organization, TGTV, aiming coordination and cooperation between NGOs, organized many organizations for these purposes. Briefly:
Organized the "Conference of the Islamic World’s NGOs".
Led the establishment of the Union of NGOs of the Islamic World (UNIW).
Has contributed to democratization of Turkey.
Prepared the New Constitutional Frame of Reference.
Published the Kurdish Issue Report.
Led the establishment of the Palestinian Platform.
Held “NGO Congress” meetings.
Held International NGO Fair and Jerusalem Meeting.
Held “NGO Platform” meetings throughout the country.
Organized “Civil Society Measures on Family and Youth Problems” sessions with the participation of the related ministry.
Held working meetings on Turkish Cypriots and Civil Society Relations.
Served as a Member of the Development and Management Board of Istanbul Development Agency
Hosted UN World Humanitarian "Turkey National Consultation Meeting" Summit
Held the Yenikapı Meeting, with the participation of the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker
Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TGNA), under the slogan "Millions of breaths, one voice against terror," 
Coordinated the national aid campaigns such as “A Bread, a Blanket” and “I Need Your Help”, by bringing together public institutions, voluntary organizations and citizens for Syria.
Organized festival programs with the participation of the President, the Speaker of TGNA, and Istanbulities.
Held NGO Academicals programs.
Organized the Yenikapı “Damn with cruelty, support for Jerusalem.” Meeting, which President, Prime Minister, the Speaker of TGNA and heads of state from the Islamic World attended.

President
Atty. Hamza Akbulut
He was born in 1957 in Bayburt. He started to work as a lawyer in 1984 and still practice his profession. He holds a doctorate in Public Law. He served in various civil society organizations. Between 2003-2012, he was the chairman of the Association of Science Publications. Since 2011, he serves in TGTV management as executive board chairman.

Address
Defterdar Neighborhood Savaklar Street No: 1 34050 Edirnekapi, Eyup Sultan, Istanbul
Telephone: +90 212 534 04 07
Email: tgtv@tgtv.org
Web: www.tgtv.org

Update: 26.03.2019

Contact

  •  Defterdar Mh. Savaklar Cd. Emin Baba Köşkü No:1
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  • Edirnekapı - Eyüp , İstanbul / TÜRKİYE
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  •   Tel: +90 212 531 52 52
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  •  Fax: +90 212 532 22 80
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  •   Eposta: bilgi@idsb.org

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