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…

Personalized Giving

Do you have a specific cause in mind on how to give back to Turkey? Are the logistics of the donation holding you back? Take a lesson from TPF donor, Ugur Sabuncu, and donate through TPF to make your gift seamlessly. Ugur Sabuncu of Georgia contacted TPF when he needed help donating medical equipment to Istanbul…

The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy: Diasporas?

By Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz This article was originally posted on Huffington Post. Recently the world of philanthropy gathered for the annual conference of Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), an organization that embodies the changing landscape of global philanthropy as it aims to inform, enable, and enhance strategic global social investing. Diaspora philanthropy was not a major discussion…

Let’s talk about autism in Turkey

By: Özgül GÜREL of Tohum Autism Foundation Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that appears before age three. It is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and rigid and repetitive behaviors. It includes subtypes known as autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett syndrome, and Asperger…