Chats With Donors
Fadime ÇALIŞKAN My son, who passed away at the age of 41, told his brother before his death in his sickbed that he was unhappy because he could not do his military service and he wanted his money to be invest in our army. We decided to donate to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation upon my son's will.
Muzaffer BAŞER After living in Germany/Munich for 43 years, I retired and returned to Türkiye. I live with my wife in Merkezefendi/DENİZLİ district. When I was thinking about what I could do for my homeland, I saw your commercial on TV.
Necmettin ZEYBEK I reside in Yenişehir district of Mersin province. I learned about the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation from a television commercial I watched in 2021. It was important in terms of showing how high the technology and deterrent power of our army had reached.
Metin KARAKUŞ We are engaged in pastry shop business with family members in Kâhta district of our ancient province Adıyaman. We thought about how we could help the state and our military because of the outstanding successes of our heroic army across the border.
Mehmet SARSAL I am Mahmut son Mehmet SARSAL, born in 1936, from the village of Dağcı in Adana. I am engaged in agriculture and farming. If we can sit and eat at our table today, if we can buy and sell abundance from our fields, if we can sleep comfortably at night, it is thanks to our victorious army and our heroic Mehmetçik.
Tuncer AKKAN I’ve been living in Silifke for a long time and I’m known as the Poet Tuncer AKKAN from Adana. I have 4 poetry books that were published so far. I have retired after being a teacher or a long time and I settled in Silifke.
Ömür CİVANŞAN am Ömür CİVANŞAN. Born in İzmir in 1956 at Menderes district. I wroked in Sümerbank Menderes store for 16 years. as a civil servant. In 1993, I took over the store I worked in the scope of privatization.I retired in 2001.Since 1993, I have been dealing with trade at my same store.
Emiş GÜLBAHAR I reside at Arıtaş neighbourhood Afşin district of Kahramanmaraş. I heard about the donation to Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) from our neighbourhood, but I did not have any money.
Ehliman EMRULLAHOĞLU I am Ehliman EMRULLAHOĞLU, I reside at Adana Huzurevleri neighbourhood. My family migrated from Bulgaria. We have seen so much oppression.
Emre KARALARLI I saw our country’s struggle on the news. I talked with my father about this issue and I was very sorry. I wanted to go into action.
Mustafa YÜCEDAĞ I live in the district of Belen/HATAY. I want our army be strong all the time. I had made my Qurban donation to Mehmetçik Foundation. I thought to donate also the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation and then I made donation in cash at the bank.
Nadir GÜNERİÇ I live in the district of Yazıhan/MALATYA. I am proud of my donation made to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. I am always proud of our Army.
Turgut GENCAL We see successful operations of our Turkish Armed Forces in 2015 and 2016, both at home and abroad. These achievements made me very happy as a person who loves his country and nation. May Allah grant greater success to our army.
İlhan BAŞAR My late wife Abdullah Başar and I, İlhan BAŞAR donated with honor and pride all of our assets to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation which we honoured and trusted.
Ahmet DAYI After the Cyprus Peace Operation, Turkey was told that an embargo would be imposed. NATO and the US imposed embargo the Turkish Armed Forces and did not allow to use their weapons. This made us very sad. One day two people came from the embassy in Germany.
Mustafa DENK I, Mustafa DENK, am one of the yuruks of Mersin and the Principal of Secondary School in Kayrak Village, Gülnar District. We have very deep ties with our Armed Forces, like our ancestors.
Sayın GÜNER I love my soldiers very much. I want my soldiers always to be strong and powerful. For this reason, I always make my donations to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation and I would like to do it.
Gülten EKİNCİ Our military must be strong in order to protect this beautiful country and and to keep the peace both in our homeland and also on our borders. If our deterrent force becomes strong, living in tranquility and peace will be easier.
Halil GELENDOST We can only live with our homeland, our homeland is our life, our life can be taken but our homeland will still survive and exist. Turkish Armed Forces is our power, our guard, it is the sole power protecting our homeland.
Sevinç BÜYÜKBEŞE I donated all my assets to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. Because I know that we owe a debt of gratitude first of all to the Turkish Armed Forces and also to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation which leads to the worldwide development and scientific progress of the Turkish Armed Forces for enabling us to live in our homeland independently and freely with our dignity and honour.
Ramazan CİVELEK We live in Mersin, Tarsus. My son Ramazan CİVELEK graduated from the University as a Mechatronics Engineer and after he returned to Tarsus, he made a donation to your Foundation while undertaking the necessary operations to go into the army.
Yurdagül OBUZ My name is Yurdagül OBUZ. I am a retired teacher. Before I donated my real estates, I did a lot of research regarding where to donate them.
Ali SAÇAN My name is Ali SAÇAN. I have companies in Mersin dealing with transportation and customs operations. Forty people were martyred from our family in the War of Independence.
Kamil KAYURTAR I’m Kamil KAYURTAR, a Retired Sergeant Major. I’m residing in Istanbul. I’ve served in our army for years. I’m so happy and relieved that I could donate to TAFF.
Mürüvvet YAPRAK I’m Mürüvvet YAPRAK, I’m 74 years old. I’m living in my hometown, Cide/KASTAMONU with my 94-year-old mother. I have seen bad days during my life, but I have never given up and I have earned everything I have by fighting hard all my life. And I’m so happy I could.
Hüseyin Kazım ERTÜRK I’m Hüseyin Kazım ERTÜRK, I was born and raised in İSTANBUL. I’m really happy that I could donate to our Armed Forces as a former civil servant retired from PTT. There are reasons for this.
Türkan – Haluk SARUHAN I’m Former Lieutenant Haluk SARUHAN, I was born in Tire, Izmir in 1931. I served in the Turkish Naval Forces for 28 years and then retired in 1971. During my duty, I have worked at various warships and submarines and received letters of recommendations for excellence.
Şadiye ve Kadriye ÜNAL We, Şadiye and Kadriye ÜNAL as siblings were born in Istanbul. We have been raised with the feeling our gratitude to our nation as two daughters of a military officer.
Dr. Pervin YAŞİNKILIÇ We were talking about donating and searching for a decent foundation for a long time. Since my husband’s father was a retired soldier, we wanted to make a donation to a Foundation connected to our army.
Yusuf BAL My name is Yusuf BAL. I live in the village of Anacık in the district of Andırın/KAHRAMANMARAŞ. I did not have a job before I joined the army to perform my military service.