5 Things You Didn’t Know About Turkey You’ve travelled to Turkey, eaten the local cuisine, danced at the open air nightclubs, made new friends, indulged in the local drink and chatted with the shopkeepers at the bazar. So now you can say you know Turkey? Or do you? As the largest country in Europe, Turkey’s…

We are deeply saddened by the unfolding of another mining disaster in Turkey. Our thoughts are with the families, friends of the miners and everyone impacted by this tragedy in Ermenek, Karaman. We wanted to use this opportunity to announce the recipients of Turkish Philanthropy Funds’ Soma Disaster Relief Fund: Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi (Mother…

Interview with Ms. Sultanoglu

TPF had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Ayse Cihan Sultanoğlu, a member of TPF’s Advisory Board, and Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Sultanoğlu pointed out the wide gender gap that currently plagues Turkey, in…

Tuana

What is More Valuable Than A Child’s Life? I wish to introduce you to Tuana, a beautiful 3 year old girl, who we just admitted to our hospital. She’s not aware of anything. As she receives aggressive treatment, her hair starts falling out, and she begins questioning with her bewildered eyes. How would she know…

Our True Heros

A little child, who plays with joy, suddenly falls weak, runs a fever and is taken to the hospital. He sets on a journey that takes 3 years. He is now in another world, in a battle called leukemia, all alone… Moreover, he loses his hair, has bleedings, and his body resistance and immune system…