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Our vision is to be recognized as valued and trusted partner known for our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the people of Turkey through:

 

•Being responsive to the national needs

•Setting exemplary standarts in perfor-mance and quality

•Building empowered and coherent teams

 

 

 

NEWS

 

 

WFP Mobilizes Food for Syrians Fleeing Into Turkey and Iraq In Spite of Funding Shortfalls

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food for tens of thousands of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey and Iraq amid growing concern that the influx of new arrivals is further straining the agency’s ability to respond to more needs with dwindling stocks and donations running out.

 

Since September, more than 200,000 refugees from Syria’s Kobane region have crossed the Syrian borders into Turkey and Iraq. Following requests from the Iraqi and Turkish governments, WFP immediately mobilized urgently needed food supplies. But food had to be borrowed from existing rations originally destined to be trucked into Syria this month.

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United Nations Day celebrated in Ankara

Sixty-ninth anniversary of the United Nations was celebrated at a reception in Ankara.

 
As part of the 24 October UN Day activities, a reception was organized with the participation of representatives of ministries, ambassadors, diplomatic community, NGOs, UN partners and stakeholders.
 
At the event Turkish government was represented by Deputy Foriegn Minister Naci Koru. UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra and Deputy Minister Koru made speechs to mark the UN Day.
 
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United Nations Turkey staff visited Anıtkabir

Representatives and staff of United Nations Turkey visited Anıtkabir today for commemorating UN’s 69th anniversary.

 

The United Nations representatives and staff led by UN Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra first laid a wreath at Atatürk’s mausoleum.

 

Resident Coordinator Kamal Malhotra signed the visitor’s book at Anıtkabir and stated that it is a great honour for him to visit Anitkabir on behalf of the United Nations in Turkey on UN Day 2014.

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for continued assistance and a political solution for Syria

At the conclusion of a two-day visit to Turkey on 20 October, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos reminded the international community of the gravity of Syria’s humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the countries supporting them.



An estimated 1.6 million Syrians are seeking refuge in Turkey. “Up to 170,000 civilians fled Ayn Al-Arab into Turkey in a matter of weeks and the Turkish authorities responded immediately,” said USG Amos while thanking the Government and people of Turkey for their generosity in welcoming Syrians seeking safety in the country.

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