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Mustafa Tutkun

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Mustafa Tutkun

Mustafa Tutkun is a humanitarian activist in Turkey. Since the Kosovo war in 1999, he has worked in the humanitarian field.[1] He has coordinated many relief operations in different countries during emergencies.

He was born in Çanakkale, in 1972. He was the youth leader of his community for several years. When he came to Istanbul to study in Yildiz Technical University, he became a human rights activist in the university. This led him to leave his study and go to Malaysia for social studies.

After graduating from International Islamic University, Political Science-International Relations, June 199, he went to Kosovo for his first humanitarian activities. He worked with UNMIK and established a local NGO in Kosovo named "Istanbul International Association of Relief & Culture".

He organised humanitarian assistance to the Macedonian refugees during the Macedonian civil war in 2001.

Until today he successfully coordinated or implemented a lot humanitarian or development projects:

- Management of Relief operations and rehabilitation programs in Gaza - 2009[2] - Coordination of seasonal programs in more than 40 countries since 2005 - Construction of 103 Houses for flood victims in Mozambique – 2008 - Management of Relief operations and reconstruction of a school for spastics in Lebanon - 2006[3] - Construction of 14 Schools in Pakistan for earthquake victims- 2007 - Management of Relief operations and solar water systems in Niger - 2005-2007[4] - Management of Relief operations and Refugee Camps in Pakistan –2005 - Coordination of Tsunami relief activities in Aceh, Indonesia[5]

He is still active in the field and member of several NGOs.


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