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Government Support: Turkey
Government Assistance to Victims
Within the scope of the Law No. 5233 on the Compensation of Damages Resulting from Terrorism and the Fight against Terrorism, the damages of our citizens who are victims of terrorism are compensated. Under Law No. 6353 and Law No. 6495, employment rights in the public services and salaries are provided for our citizens who are victims of terrorism. Procedures for the allocation of salaries and the compensation of damages are conducted by the Governors’ Offices and by the Organization of Social Security. Procedures for employment are conducted by the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and by the State Personnel Administration.
Training was provided by the Department of Veterans and Relatives of Martyrs for the personnel assigned at the Provincial Directorates of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies for the relatives of martyrs, veterans and citizens who are victims of terrorism on 24-28 February 2014.
Legal Resources available to Victims
This is not included within the scope of the functions of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies.
Collaboration with other Organisations
i. Non-governmental organizations or community-based organizations
The Department of Veterans and Relatives of Martyrs works in interaction with the Non-Governmental Organizations involved in the scope of the activities that are carried out.
ii. Religious and/or cultural organizations
Within this scope, counselling service is provided for the victims of terrorism in parallel with the protocol signed between our Ministry and the Religious Affairs Administration.
iii. The media
The Ministry of Family and Social Policies’ measures on this matter and information on how to benefit from these services are announced through the website of the Ministry. Moreover, written and visual media, especially the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) are used for the planning of these services.