Kimse Yok Mu officials extend helping hand to Syrian refugees


Date posted: December 22, 2012

The Şanlıurfa office of Kimse Yok Mu, a Turkish charity, in cooperation with the Şanlıurfa Governor’s Office, provided food, clothing, blankets and cleaning supplies to 200 Syrian families living in the town of Akçakale on Dec. 21.

More than 120,000 Syrian refugees are taking shelter in camps in southern Turkey and more are expected to arrive as winter sets in and millions of people are estimated to be short of food inside Syria.

The charity’s chairman, Ünal Öztürk, was there for the distribution of the aid. He said: “We found out that our Syrian brothers and sisters who have had to flee from war in their country have barely been managing here. Even if it is only for a short period of time, we are here to show our solidarity with the Syrian people and to provide help to those in need. Most of the families we have visited so far have lost a brother, a husband or a son in Syria. We wish we could help all of them but for now we could only help 200 families.”

Thanking those who donated, Öztürk said, “It was enough for us just to experience their happiness when we distributed toys to these Syrian kids.”

Source: Today’s Zaman 21 December 2012


Related News

Kimse Yok Mu to launch 1000 “field schools” project in Africa

International aid organization Kimse Yok Mu is launching a new project to help improve education in Africa – KYM Field Schools. The project is about the foundation of 1000 schools for primary education of African children and submission of schools to local authorities.

Government [in Turkey] replaces military in defamation tactics

LALE KEMAL A Turkish daily’s publication last week of a secret document dated to August, 2004 has sent shock waves through Turkish politics, which is becoming increasingly polarized ahead of the three elections Turkey will undergo before 2015. The secret document in question, published by the liberal Taraf daily, was about the once-infamous National Security […]

Calgary man accused of helping plot Turkish coup

The photo that reportedly shows Hanci with Gulen is not actually Hanci. Hanci works as an imam for Corrections Canada and Alberta Government Correctional Services, according to Malik Muradov, executive director of the Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Calgary, who added that he also volunteers much of his time to the Turkish community.

Gülen calls on followers to adapt to PM’s teaching center closures

“If they close your homes, you should open dorms. If they close your dorms, you will open new homes. If they close your schools, you will respond by opening a university. And when they close your university, you should open ten schools. You should never stop marching,” Gülen said in a video that was posted at Herkül.org, a website close to the movement.

Gülen to file lawsuit against PM Erdoğan over defamation campaign

Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen plans to file a lawsuit against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for an endless smear campaign and slander, accusing Erdoğan of pursuing a concerted effort to foment animosity and hatred in society through the use of hate speech in rallies, meetings and TV interviews, Gülen’s lawyer said late on Friday.

Despite obstacles, Kimse Yok Mu delivers aid to thousands worldwide

In spite of smear campaigns targeting it for two years and the government attempting to prevent it from continuing with its charitable works, the Kimse Yok Mu foundation successfully delivered aid to families in nearly 30 countries for last week’s Eid al-Adha holiday.

Latest News

ECtHR rules Bulgaria violated rights of Turkish journalist who was deported despite seeking asylum

Fethullah Gülen’s Message of Condolences in the Wake of the Western European Floods

Pregnant woman kept in prison for 4 months over Gülen links despite regulations

Normalization of Abduction, Torture, and Death in Erdogan’s Turkey

Turkey’s Maarif Foundation illegally seized German-run school in Ethiopia, says manager

Failed 2016 coup was gov’t plot to purge Gülenists from state bodies, journalist claims

Grondahl: Turkish community strong in wake of threats from back home

Turkish-Kyrgyz educator’s abduction shows Ankara’s ruthless disregard for law: HRW

Kenya: Investigate Deportation of Turkish National

In Case You Missed It

Turkey: ‘Exclusion for all’ state

Education as a Bridging Factor of All Dimensions of the Sustainable Development

Farewell of Pak-Turk Teachers: Symbolic Burial of a Heart

55 students from 30 countries captivate İzmir residents with poems of praise

Scholars: Hizmet efforts to build schools will not stop

Afghan minister: Afghanistan will continue to support Turkish schools

87-year old prisoner gets 11-day solitary confinement for ‘hoping release one day’

Copyright 2021 Hizmet News