Turkey

This country is covered by UNISDR's Asia and Pacific office.

This risk profile is currently being updated with new data from the 2013 Global Risk Update.

Focal Points

Hyogo Framework for Action

Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

Website: http://www.afad.gov.tr
Contact: GENERAL DIRECTOR
Phone: +90 312 258 2323 +90 530 415 7160

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Institutional Structure / National Platform Description

History
Starting 2008 studies have been undertaken to examine the possibility of a national platform in Turkey. Those studies have been led by a committee consisting of main actors involved in disaster management in Turkey. In 2009, after a restructuring period, the newly established Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD) continued being the focal point of those studies.

Structure
National Platform is a coordination and advisory group of several actors from the disaster community. The National Platform is formed by the decision of Cabinet and chaired and managed by AFAD. Members of the platform, as of March 2011 are as follows:

Governmental Organizations:

  1. Prime Ministry
  2. General Staff
  3. Ministry of Interior
  4. Ministry of Education
  5. Ministry of Public Works and Settlement
  6. Ministry of Health
  7. Ministry of Transportation
  8. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  9. Ministry of Energy and Natural Sources
  10. Ministry of Environment and Forestry
  11. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  12. The Council of Higher Education
  13. Prime Ministry, Undersecretary of Treasury (DASK)
  14. Prime Ministry, State Planning Organization
  15. General Command of Mapping
  16. Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute
  17. Turkish National Research Council (TUBITAK)


Non-Governmental Organizations and Professional Organizations:

  1. Search and Rescue Association (AKUT)
  2. Neighborhood Disaster Support Group (MAG)
  3. Environment Foundation of Turkey
  4. GEA Search and Rescue Group
  5. Psychiatric Association of Turkey
  6. Chamber of Geological Engineers
  7. Chamber of Geophysical Engineers
  8. Chamber of Civil Engineers


Universities:

  1. Middle East Technical University
  2. Istanbul Technical University
  3. Karadeniz Technical University
  4. Kocaeli University
  5. Dicle University


Local Authorities:

  1. Governorate of Istanbul
  2. Governorate of Erzincan
  3. Governorate of Kahramanmaraş
  4. Governorate of Denizli
  5. Governorate of Hatay
  6. Governorate of Bİngöl
  7. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
  8. Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality
  9. Bursa Metropolitan Municipality
  10. Municipality of Trabzon
  11. Municipality of Giresun
  12. Municipality of Manisa
  13. Municipality of Afyonkarahisar
  14. Turkish Union of Municipalities
  15. Union of Governors


Private Sector:

  1. Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmens’ Association (TUSIAD)
  2. The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
  3. Turkish Contractors Association (TMB)


Media:

  1. Prime Ministry, General Directorate of Press and Information
  2. Turkish Association of Journalists
  3. Turkish Radio and Television Cooperation (TRT)
  4. Anadolu Agency


National Association:

  1. Turkish Red Crescent


Budget
Meeting expenses and other events of the National Platform will be covered by the AFAD budget. Expenditures for proposed research, project and survey within the scope of the Platform will be funded by AFAD or related institutions.

Aims
The aim of the National Platform is to provide public awareness against disasters, ensure coordination and cooperation in order to maintain disaster related issues sustainable, assessment of needs, monitoring and evaluation of implementations in order to contribute to integration of disaster risk reduction policies into sustainable development  plans and policies at all levels.  

Functions and Duties

  1. Contribute to the needs assessment studies for disaster risk reduction activities, policies, make proposals for national action plans on DRR,
  2. Contribute to the programming, monitoring and evaluation of DRR studies at national level,
  3. Ensure more effective and multi stakeholder studies and activities among the various partner organizations working in the field of DRR and make available more effective and rationalist use of sources,
  4. To direct the in line organizations on the following topics: Integration of development plans and policies into DRR targets & Identification, implementation, monitoring and definition of priorities of hazard and risk studies by supplying consultancy
  5. Develop strategies and policies in order to achieve DRR and support the existing ones,
  6. Maintain the implementation and monitoring of Hyogo Framework of Action Strategy Plan in the country,
  7. Support the activities in order to increase the awareness of public to disaster risk reduction,
  8. Documentation of all lessons learnt in the field of DRR and share and exchange of information with national and international stakeholders,
  9. Facilitate and support establishment of mirrored/similar mechanisms at the county and local self-government levels regarding disaster risk reduction.
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Country Information

Population:
74.9 million
GDP 2007:
265.2 billion USD

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