Disaster and Emergecy Response Service Mapping

A compilation of list of support services provided by public institutions, international organizations and national institutions following the series of earthquakes that occurred in Türkiye in February 2023 can be found below.

As Sparkassenstiftung, one of the pilot provinces of our project where we are supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs is Gaziantep. You can also find a compilation of list of support services provided by public institutions, NGOs and banks specifically targeting enterprises and entrepreneurs below.

Support provided by International Organizations
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
CARE International
  • In coordination with Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), by February 8th, CARE started distributing thermal clothes, blankets, drinking water, hygiene kits, and portable toilets to help thousands of individuals across multiple provinces impacted by the earthquake.
  • CARE also distributed 56 tons of rice, lentil and bulgur as well as 16 tons of flour to various municipalities in Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep and Adana.
CARE int. immediately began mobilizing additional resources after the earthquakes, all the while adapting existing programs to respond at scale in Türkiye.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Danish Refugee Council (DRC) DRC extended emergency assistance and psychosocial support, and provided vouchers to help people in the region to get access to needed supplies .
  • Social Support
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
  • In cooperation with municipalities for providing humanitarian aid, GIZ provides active services by covering the personnel and supply costs of 11 field kitchens established in the earthquake zone.
  • Project planning for economic development continues.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Economic Development
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • EBRD plans to invest up to €1.5 billion in Türkiye’s earthquake-hit region.
  • The response will include credit lines, infrastructure investments and a focus on SMEs.
  • EBRD is to support the private sector in recovery and reconstruction efforts.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to invest up to €1.5 billion in Türkiye’s south-eastern region over the next two years to help mitigate the impact of the devastating earthquakes that took place on 6 February 2023.
The EBRD response aims to support the recovery, reconstruction and reintegration of the region’s economy to preserve human capital, livelihoods and jobs in the affected cities.
The Bank’s response will include board approved €600 million in credit lines to local banks with a view to supporting the businesses and individuals directly affected by the earthquakes, as well as new lending to companies participating in recovery and reconstruction efforts in the area, strengthening the private sector’s role.
The EBRD will also support the reconstruction of sustainable infrastructure in the affected cities, building on the Bank’s strong track record of cooperation with municipalities such as Hatay and Gaziantep. It will also focus funds on the reconstruction of the railway network to re-establish connections between the south-eastern region and the rest of the country.
  • Support for Private Sector
  • Support for SMEs
Support to Life
  • The organization carried out humanitarian aid operations in Şanlıurfa, Adana, Mardin, Diyarbakır, and especially Hatay, Kahramanmaraş and Adıyaman.
  • It focused on WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) efforts to meet the temporary shelters' water and sanitation infrastructure needs.
  • Its efforts to provide shelter, food security, and MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) are noteworthy. Around the disaster zone, the organization’s teams contact with and support people from the most affected cities.
  • Humanitarian Aid
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
  • Humanitarian aid is provided by producing solutions together with project implementing institutions and the Immigration Administration.
  • The plans for medium-to long-run focus on solutions to be developed with certain types of institutions (Chambers, Universities, Technoparks, etc.) that receive grants.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Economic and Social Cohesion
 
International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • In line with the demands of the AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency) at the provincial level, the ILO also distributed 2,500 clothing sets, 3,600 hygiene boxes, 2,000 hot meals and food parcels for children and adults.
  • With a project financed by the German KfW Development Bank, with a budget of TRY 16 million , 1,500 winter tents, 3,600 sleeping bags and 2,600 pillows are to be distributed in the towns of Pazarcık, Kahramanmaraş, Reyhanlı and Antakya, Hatay. Additionally, work is under way to build playground tents for children affected by the earthquake and provide psychosocial support for quake victims.
  • ILO initiated an accelerated field research of the affected population and businesses and is preparing a report on the earthquakes’ effects on social partners and employment.
  • ILO has also called for support for employment-intensive infrastructure investments and debris removal activities within the scope of the Emergency Call for Assistance (Flash Appeal Türkiye), published by the UN on February 16, 2023.
  From the onset of the crisis and within the framework of the United Nations (UN) humanitarian aid coordination structure, the ILO country Office has worked intensively with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), social partners and development partners to rapidly convert some activities of existing projects into emergency aid.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Qatar Charity
  • The organization transferred in-kind and financial resources. Tents, shelter, food, health and heating support were provided.
  • It also fields an emergency response team on site for Turkish and Syrian earthquake survivors.
  • Work on the participants of the economic and social empowerment project is in progress.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Syrian American Medical Society “SAMS”
  • SAMS supports at least 36 medical facilities in the affected region of northwest Syria as well as a regional office in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the epicenter of the first quake.
  • Medical Support
SPARK
  • The organization carried out a Needs Assessment for the region
  • It supports partner organizations in recovering their operations and the procurement of basic needs/goods for vulnerable members of the community;
  • SPARK is supporting businesses that are directly contributing to relief and rebuilding efforts by recovering supply chains;
  • It focuses on re-activating entrepreneurial activities in the affected zones;
  • The organization is supporting entrepreneurs with financial instruments, grants, in kind and technical support, in their efforts to rebuild their affected companies;
  • It continues to work with higher education institutions to facilitate coed and online education programs for students;
  • It provides or replaces damaged technical equipment needed by students and higher education institutions for continued higher education.
Some of the ongoing projects of the organization are revised in response to the earthquake. 
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Support for MSMEs & SMEs &Entrepreneurs
  • Support for education
Sparkassenstifkung Turkey
  • Sparkassenstifkung Turkey prepared a map of needs.
  • The organization allocated 100,000 Euros for short term support to SMEs and entrepreneurs.
In the long term, plans will be developed to support SMEs through access to funds . Sparkassenstifkung Turkey stated that the content of their training programs will also be revised change to cover psychological support as well, and that they intend to reach target audiences through online trainings.
  • Support for MSMEs & Entrepreneurs
Hande Demirtola, Sparkassenstiftung Country Director
Swedish Embassy
  • Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocated SEK 117 million to help the earthquake-stricken countries.
  • A total of SEK 37 million has been donated in the form of immediate humanitarian support through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.
  • Humanitarian Aid
United Nations (UN) The United Nations and its agencies are deploying disaster assessment experts; coordinating search and rescue teams; providing emergency relief, food, medical supplies, thermal blankets and other life-saving items.
  • Humanitarian Aid
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • A budget comprised of US$500,000 from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), along with UNDP internal resources and redirected project funds covering a further $US1.3 million is transferred for use in the earthquake region.
  • UNDP has already delivered US$110,000 in waste management and sanitation equipment to Hatay, working in partnership with the Nature Conservation Center (DKM).
  • UNDP will establish “mobile day care centers” in Hatay, Adiyaman and Kahramanmaras, working with the Ministry of Family and Social Services to provide social care, referral services and essential equipment such as wheelchairs and adult diapers to the elderly and persons with disabilities (PwDs) in disaster-affected areas.
  • In Hatay, UNDP works with KEDV, an association of local women’s cooperatives, to set up a mobile kitchen to deliver hot meals to vulnerable persons while purchasing food supplies from hard-hit local producers.
  • In an effort to help the thousands of displaced persons who have taken refuge outside the affected region, UNDP works with the Ministry of Industry and Technology to provide advisory support to small businesses and targeted vocational training programs to help those who have lost livelihoods get back on their feet again.
  • UNDP will provide equipment and expertise to help safeguard irreplaceable cultural heritage monuments that were damaged by the earthquakes.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Support to SMEs
  • Support for cultural heritage
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • UNHCR is supporting the region with emergency aid including a total of 15,000 tents, 50,000 blankets, 50,000 mattresses, as well as hygiene kits, winter clothes, shelters, cooking items and etc.
  • Humanitarian Aid
UN-FAO
  • FAO is working closely with the Government to determine the next steps in rehabilitating the agriculture-sector infrastructure damaged by the earthquake, including irrigation systems, roads, markets and storage capacity.
  • Under the United Nations Türkiye Flash Appeal, FAO seeks $25 million to reach 900,000 people living in rural areas in eleven provinces affected by the earthquake, to provide immediate livelihood support and unconditional cash transfers over the next three months.
  • Agricultural Support
UN Migration-IOM
  • IOM launched an appeal for USD 161 million to address the immediate needs of affected populations in Türkiye and Northwest Syria.
  • In cooperation with the Ministry of Family and Social Services, support is provided for rural development, SMEs, work at home programs, emergency assistance, increasing competencies, access to cash, micro-enterprises and healthcare.
  • Working in coordination with the Ministry of Health, IOM provided assistance for rehabilitation and health services for the people who were rescued out of the rubble.
  • 200,000 pieces of materials (tents, winter equipment, etc.) were distributed under the coordination of AFAD, with plans to support neighboring regions as well.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Support for SMEs & Entrepreneurs
  • Health services
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)
  • UNOCHA delivered hot meals, food, tents, warm winter clothing, blankets, mattresses and kitchen sets to people in need. It also dispatched medical supplies and personnel to affected areas.
  • Psychosocial support is being provided, and child-friendly spaces and safe spaces for women are being established.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Psychosocial support
The World Health Organization (WHO)
  • WHO sent health supplies to reach 400,000 people impacted by the earthquake.
  • WHO’s Emergency Medical Teams initiative has been activated to provide essential health care for the injured and most vulnerable affected by the disaster, in response to a request for international assistance.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Health services support
World Food Programme (WFP)
  • WFP delivered emergency meals and assistance.
  • The Programme’s food assistance has reached almost 1.7 million people in the two countries hit by the earthquakes.
  • Humanitarian Aid
UN Women
  • UN Women moved to cover some urgent needs such as the distribution of essential supplies, providing psycho-social support and essential information on rights and services.
  • The steps taken include implementing programs to support the restoration of women’s livelihoods, such as support to women’s businesses and cooperatives.
  • Budgets left over from the projects are converted into aid funds to provide emergency aid, hygiene kits or cash aid.
  • UN Women raised funding requests to the tune of $1 billion, with Flash Appeal.
  • In cooperation with Koç Holding, a container city for 20,000 people is provided psycho-social support services for women and girls, legal consultancy support, and finally, capacity increase support for municipalities.
UN Women Türkiye is also working closely with the rest of the UN system to ensure that the overall urgent and longer-term response fully considers the needs and priorities of women and girls.
  • Humanitarian Aid
United Arab Emirates UAE + Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent 236 cargo planes with aid to the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
  • Saudi Arabia provided $131 million to the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Welthungerhilfe
  • Welthungerhilfe has already provided €1,000,000 in emergency aid for this purpose.
  • Together with the projects they implemented and their partners, they provided their support for shelter, food, hygiene products and psychosocial support in Gaziantep, Hatay, Maraş, Adıyaman and Malatya provinces from the first day of the earthquake on.
  • The organization distributed hot meals to 4,000 people daily in Gaziantep province and districts, temporarily using the Şahinbey Women's Cooperative for this purpose.
  • Humanitarian Aid
 
World Vision
  • The organization provided hot meals, blankets, shelter items, heating supplies, as well as cash and vouchers to thousands of children and families
  • 19,155 people have received heating supplies.
  • 12,753 people have received ready-to-eat and hot meals.
  • 11,985 people have received cash and vouchers to buy essentials.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Zakat Foundation of America Turkey Representative Office
  • Establishment of “Temporary Tent Accommodation Area" in Adıyaman, providing accommodation for a total of 1000 people. Services within the area include education, psychosocial support, health, hygiene and food.
  • Provision of food and non-food items for people in need.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Psychosocial Support Activities
Building Markets
  • In cooperation with local institutes, Building Markets facilitates a project for meal distribution in many points in the affected areas by the earthquake.
  • Business Development and capacity building for effected SMEs continue.
  • Carried out a Needs Assessment throughout the region.
  • Facilitated with partners a direct support for effected SMEs financially.
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Livelihood
  • Economic and Social Cohesion
Relief International
  • Provision of health services via 6 mobile clinics.
  • Provision of winterization items, hygiene packs, medical supplies and psychosocial support
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Health services
Dünya Doktorları Derneği (Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde - Turkey)
    Dünya Doktorları Derneği (Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde - Turkey) is a Turkey-based humanitarian non-governmental organisation that facilitates access to healthcare for populations affected by armed conflict, violence, natural disasters, disease, famine, poverty and exclusion. DDD’s Safe Space for Women and Girls is a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of diverse women, girls and children affected by humanitarian crisis such as earthquake disaster in Hatay. Safe Space for Women and Girls is a formal or informal place where women and girls feel physically and emotionally safe. Hatay safe space provides somewhere for women and girls to:
  • To provide Socialize and re-build their social networks and recovery opportunities
  • To access safe and non- stigmatizing multi-sectorial GBV response services (psychosocial, SRH, medical etc.)
  • To receive information on issues relating to women’s rights, health, SRH and services.
  • Beneficiaries from 5 districts (Samandağ, Antakya, Defne, Altınözü and Kırıkhan districts in Hatay), which are the operational areas of MMU teams, use this area to create their own safe spaces.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Psychosocial Support Activities
  • Health services
Support provided by National Institutions
SUPPORT BY GOVERMENT AGENCIES
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) All kinds of in-kind and cash aid planned for the disaster area are provided through AFAD. Any aid by the institutions listed here were carried out in coordination with AFAD.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Türk Kızılayı Turkish Red Crescent Society works in coordination with AFAD.
  • It supplies materials to organizations that want to help in the earthquake area,
  • It also provides aid in the form of food, rent, containers and tents in the earthquake area.
  • Humanitarian Aid
 
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance
  • In order to heal the wounds of the earthquake and to meet the shelter, nutrition and other needs of the citizens in the earthquake-hit regions, the Ministry keeps continuous communications with the relevant public institutions and organizations, meeting their emergency cash requests without delay.
  • A fund of TRY 100 billion TL is dedicated for use by public institutions to meet every need to arise.
  • Taking into account the medicine and medical equipment needs in the earthquake area, in February an additional fund of TRY 7.5 billion was transferred to the hospitals of the Ministry of Health.
  • Approximately TRY 22 billion was transferred to meet the requests of AFAD.
  • The civil servants’ and retires’ salaries for February were paid in earlier than the due date
  • Each family hurt by the earthquake will receive TRY 10,000, and with a further TRY 15,000 payment to be provided to those who have moved.
  • Fuel costs of citizens traveling to the provinces in the earthquake zone with their own vehicles will be covered.
  • A monthly rental allowance of TRY 3,000 to 5,000 will be provided to citizens who will live outside of the container cities.
  • A cash aid of TRY 100,000 is provided to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the earthquake, in order to meet their urgent needs.
  • In the post-earthquake period, within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System, the Ministry aims to facilitate access to finance by the companies, and to help mitigate the impact of the earthquake on economic activities and commercial enterprises throughout the country. The KGF package, which was announced in this context was increased by TRY 100 billion to TRY 350 billion.
  • Within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System for businesses operating in the earthquake zone; Earthquake Zone Operating Expenses Support Package with a guarantee limit of TRY 10 billion, along with approximately TRY 11.3 billion in 60-month loans with up to 12-month grace periods has been put into effect. The Earthquake Zone Investment Support Package with a guarantee limit of TRY 10 billion along with approximately TRY 11.2 billion in 120-month loans with up to 36-month grace periods, was also put into effect.
  • The restructuring commissions are waived until 31.12.2023 for existing loans taken by businesses in the earthquake zone within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System.
  • Payments on loans with Treasury subsidized interestprovided by Halk Bank to shopkeepers and artisans whose businesses were damaged due to the earthquake, will be postponed for 6 months without interest.
  • In addition, shopkeepers and artisans who have received interest/grant support of up to TRY 75,000 from other public institutions and organizations in the last 3 years have been provided with the opportunity to benefit from the loans with Treasury subsidized interest.
  • The payments on loans with Treasury subsidized interest for farmers who suffered losses in the earthquake zone will be postponed for 1 year without interest.
  • Farmers will be provided with feed subsidies of TRY 500 for each bovine (cattle, buffalo) and TRY 50 for each ovine (sheep, goat) they have.
  • The farmers in the earthquake area will receive diesel and fertilizer subsidies in cash instead of in kind.
  • The 55 percent special consumption tax rate applicable on the sales of these products of the cooperatives operating in the earthquake zone and producing rolled and chopped tobacco will be applied with a 50 percent discount.
  • Sugar subsidies will be provided for livestock and feeding purposes to breeders whose cattle, sheep and goats, beehives and poultry were damaged in areas declared as disaster zones.
  • In the provinces where a state of emergency has been declared, Cash Wage Support will be given to those who cannot meet the Short Working Allowance conditions.
  • In order to protect employment, a ban on termination of employment contracts was introduced during the state of emergency, except in specific circumstances.
  • Flour and similar foodstuffs, which are within the jurisdiction of the Turkish Grain Board, shall be donated to citizens living in areas declared as disaster zones.
  • Measures have been taken to facilitate VAT refunds in places where a force majeure was declared due to the earthquake.
  • The liens placed by the tax offices on the assets of the debtors in the places where a force majeure was declared due to the earthquake, before the earthquake date, affecting their assets in banks, the Central Registry Agency and PTT were removed, to enable the citizens’ access to their cash assets in these difficult times
  • The taxpayers’ tax liabilities to arise in these provinces between 6 February, 2023 and 31 July, 2023 have been postponed.
  • During the force majeure; the deadlines for filing tax returns and submitting notifications have been extended until the end of 15 August, 2023, while the periods of payment for the taxes accrued on these returns and notifications have been extended until 31 August, 2023.
  • The payment deadlines of the installments to be paid in March, May and July 2023 within the scope of the Restructuring Laws No. 7256 and 7326 have been extended to until the end of the force majeure event, to August, October and December 2023.
  • The deadlines for the payment of all kinds of taxes, penalties and delay charges which were accrued before the start of the force majeure and which were to become due after these dates, and the second installment payment deadline for motor vehicles tax of 2023 is extended until 31 August, 2023.
  • Moreover; the taxpayers covered will not be required to provide a provisional tax return for the first provisional tax period of 2023.
  • In addition, the debts the debtors located in the earthquake zone have with the tax offices will be paid in up to 24 installments, without any interest.
  • Due to the earthquake disaster, the government agencies and organizations shall not require the submission of a document attesting the absence of overdue debts from the beneficiaries during the payments they will make within the scope of the earthquake until 31/07/2023 (including this date) throughout the country
  • The requirement to pay 10% of the deferred debt amount in order to obtain a document attesting the absence of debt is suspended until 31/07/2023.
  • The Banks Association of Turkey and the Participation Banks Association of Turkey decided to postpone the maturity of the debts already due or to become due in 6 months to 6 months from today, and to provide additional facilities to customers.
  • In addition, no fees shall be charged for transactions made on shared ATMs. The Risk Center has decided that the customers who have a residence/workplace address or an account at the branch in a location where the force majeure occurred, should be notified of their credit risk, loan payment, promissory notes and check transactions, within the framework of the Force Majeure Regulations.
  • The Central Bank of Turkey provides interest-free maturity extensions of up to 180 days for the repayments of export and rediscount credits and investment advance credits between February 6 and April 30, 2023 for companies established in provinces in the earthquake zone.
  • In addition, an additional 6-month contract closing period is provided for such loans used before the earthquake.
  • In the event that the loans of the residents of the earthquake zone, which were due as of February 6 or will be due within 6 months, are postponed, they will be exempted from the security submission and required reserve criteria, while the requirement to submit documents attesting expenditure is suspended for SME loans. The Private Pension Firms are now allowed to sell the bonds in their portfolios, to Central Bank of Turkey.
  • In addition to the ability to submit damage notifications DASK, website and E-Government, AloDask 125 Disaster Call center is now operational on a 24/7 basis. Surveyor appointments have begun. Mobile Earthquake Truck was dispatched to the region for uninterrupted service. DASK began to use the damage assessments of collapsed, and heavily damaged buildings as well as the buildings to be demolished urgently, effected by the General Directorate of Construction Affairs of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, and compensation processes were initiated immediately for collapsed buildings. The first damage compensation payment was made within 24 hours.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Financial Support
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Agricultural support
 
Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • A one-off support payment of TRY 500 per animal for bovine (cattle, buffalo) and TRY 50 per animal for ovine (sheep, goat) will be provided to the breeders. Payments to the breeders will be made by the Ministry through Ziraat Bank.
  • 4 thousand tents and 2000 shelters for cattle will be sent to the region for animals.
  • Animal feed is distributed in the area to meet the 10-day feed requirements per animal.
  • Agricultural support
Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Education
  • Monthly education support will be provided to pre-school, primary and secondary school students whose mother or father or guardian died due to earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, regardless of whether they are placed in free boarding or not, provided that they continue formal education until the end of the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Support for Education
Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR)
  • Short-Term Working Grant: In the event that the weekly working hours in the workplace are temporarily reduced by at least one third due to an earthquake or the activities in the workplace are stopped completely or partially for at least four weeks, income support will be provided to the insured for the period of inactivity for a period not exceeding three months.
   
  • Financial Support
 
Turkish Religious Foundation (TDV)
  • A total of TRY 23,000,000 in educational aid will be provided to 13,000 students, only once for each student.
  • Humanitarian aid such as water, food and clothing was delivered to the provinces in the region.
   
  • Education Support
  • Humanitarian Aid
   
Small and Medium Scaled Industry Development and Support Directorate (KOSGEB)
  • The debts the enterprises in the earthquake zone had to KOSGEB for the year 2023 and all the debts of the SME owners who lost their lives in the disaster will be written off.
  • 3-year loans will be provided for up to 250 thousand liras for micro enterprises, 500 thousand liras for small enterprises and 1 million liras for medium enterprises.
  • Financial Support
 
Ipekyolu Development Agency
  • Social entrepreneurship mobilization begins in 11 provinces damaged by the earthquake. A call was made within the scope of the Social Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Integration Project (SEECO) for women and youth staying in tents and containers to participate in employment. The Call to Support Social Procurement is open to applications. Under the coordination of the General Directorate of Development Agencies, new funding opportunities will be implemented in 11 provinces. Entrepreneurs' products will be purchased by large companies with the help of guarantees. Post-earthquake socio-economic development will be encouraged with production facilities to be built from containers.
  • With this call, 57 livelihood facilities will be established in Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Kilis and Mardin. With the cooperation of Development Agencies and local governments, the facilities that will be converted from containers will primarily enable women and young people to step into the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Approximately 500 entrepreneurs will be offered grants in the 5, 10, and 15 thousand euros range for the purchase of machinery and equipment.
 
  • Financial Support
  • Humanitarian Aid
 
Halk Bank
  • A total of TRY 16 billion, including TRY 7 billion in cash is contributed by Halkbank Finance
  • In the provinces and districts of Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Osmaniye and İslahiye and Nurdağı districts of Gaziantep; loan debts/instalments, credit card debts and non-cash loan commissions extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME category will be postponed for 6 months without any interest until 31.08.2023, regardless of request for doing so.
  • Customers in the other 6 provinces in the disaster area (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ) who suffered damage because of the earthquake and made a request will also benefit from this opportunity.
  • Throughout the year 2023; annual fees for personal and corporate credit cards, member merchant fees and monthly POS fees will not be charged.
  • In the other 6 provinces in the disaster area; (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ) loan debts / installments and credit card debts extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME category will be postponed without any interest for a period of 1 month until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • The loan debts of any customer who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster (for individual and sole proprietorship customers) will be written off with the principal and interest.
  • Loan support packages are created for earthquake-damaged retail customers with a grace period of 6 months and a maturity of up to 36 months, and for SME customers with a grace period of 1 year and a maturity of up to 36 months. These packages are rapidly being put into operation.
  • An interest-free and cost-free TRY 5,000 Cash Advance will be provided so that all credit card customers living in the region can meet their needs.
  • No banking transaction service commission will be collected from the customers who will make transactions from branches in the earthquake zone.
  • Donations made using Paraf credit card to AFAD and the Turkish Red Crescent Society will be paid in interest-free instalments.
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  • Financial Support
  
Vakıf Bank
  • VakıfBank Finance Group provides TRY 21 billion in support to the earthquake zone, of which TRY 12 billion is in cash.
  • Loan repayments in the earthquake zone are postponed without interest. All credit card, retail and commercial loan debts/ instalments, non-cash loan commissions, which have been extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME threshold in Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Osmaniye provinces and districts, İslahiye and Nurdağı districts of Gaziantep province, have been postponed without interest for 6 months until 31.08.2023, regardless of demand.
  • In the other 6 provinces (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Elazığ) that were damaged by the earthquake, annual fees for retail and commercial credit cards, merchant and POS monthly fees will be waived throughout 2023, upon request.
  • Agricultural loans up to TRY 250,000 will be postponed interest-free for 1 year, without demand.
  • In the other 6 provinces in the disaster zone (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ), all credit card, retail and commercial loan debts / instalments extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME threshold will be postponed without interest for 1 month until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • The debts of the citizens who lost their lives in the earthquake will be written off.
  • The debts of personal and sole proprietorship customers who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster will be cancelled together with their principal and interest.
  • A loan support package with a grace period of 6 months and a maturity of up to 36 months is created for individual customers who suffered earthquake damage, and a loan support package with a grace period of up to 1 year and a maturity of up to 36 months is created for SME customers and farmers.
  • From the very first day on, all credit card customers living in the region were granted an interest-free and cost-free TRY 5,000 Cash Advance to meet their needs.
  • Service commission will not be charged for banking transactions from customers who will make transactions from branches in the earthquake zone.
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  • Financial Support
Ziraat Bank
  • TRY 35 Billion Support to the Earthquake Zone by Ziraat Finance Group
  • Postponed the loan debts/instalments, all credit card debts and non-cash loan commissions that were provided to commercial enterprises up to the SME level for 6 months without any interest until 31.08.2023, regardless of demand.
  • Loan debts / instalments and all credit card debts of commercial enterprises up to the SME level are postponed for 1 month without any interest until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • Financial Support
ATIONAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS/NGOs
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
Ahbap Platform  
  • Food support
  • Baby products and assistance
  • Renovation
  • Transport assistance
  • Household aid
  • Clothing assistance
  • Shelter / accommodation assistance
Over TRY 1 billion TL of aid was collected through the Ahbap platform, and the above-mentioned materials were distributed in the region.
 
Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM)
  • Search & rescue activities, as well as the distribution of relief items; child protection; health counselling and psychosocial support are provided in collaboration with government agencies including AFAD, Governorship of Hatay, Ministry of Family and Social Services Hatay Provincial Directorate, and Ministry of Health Hatay Provincial Directorate of Health.
 
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Health services
Ensar Foundation
  • The foundation opened 62 dormitories with an accommodation capacity of 6,590 across Turkey, for use by earthquake victims.
  • Humanitarian Aid
 
IDEMA
  • Provides support as a partner institution for the situation assessment studies in the region, with the "Needs Analysis" supported by SPARK.
  • It is a partner in the Regional Recovery Center project with Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce.
  • Research Studies
  • Regional Economic Development
Ahmet Batat, General Manager
Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH)
  • With its emergency aid distribution teams consisting of 1728 members, IHH delivers food, shelter, clothing and much more aid elements to the earthquake area.
  • Distributed hot meals to 364,850 people in the region. 2 mobile soup kitchens continue to distribute meals to citizens affected by the earthquake.
  • 166 trucks with products such as food, clothing and water were sent to the provinces affected by the earthquake.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Women and Democracy Foundation (KADEM)
  • 3500 blankets and quilts, 18,000 fleece cardigans, gloves, scarves and berets, 5,000 raincoats, 1 truck-load of wet wipes, baby biscuits, diapers, feminine hygiene kits, 20,000 cleaning and hygiene kits, 2 truck-loads of basic food, 1 truck-load of water. The foundation also bought 2 tankers of fuel, 30 tons of food, and 1000 powerbanks, for delivery to the earthquake zone
  • Humanitarian Aid
Turkish Youth Foundation(TÜGVA)
  • Provided the distribution of 645,000 parcels, including blankets, dry food, clothing, hygiene packages, electrical materials, heaters, tents, scarf and beanie sets, as well as baby food, which were sent to earthquake zones from all over Turkey.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Turkish Youth and Education Service Foundation (TÜRGEV)
  • 2,950 piques, 1291 quilts and blankets, 1340 bed linens, 222 electric stoves, 1050 clothes were sent to the region. In addition, 10,000 sandwiches, 1828 packages of halvah, molasses, olives, cheese, 1158 baby food, 725 boxes of various sizes of baby diapers, 500 boxes of wet wipes, 1000 boxes of hygiene products were also delivered to the region within the scope of humanitarian aid. 500 powerbanks, 4 laptop computers, 2 printers, 5 boxes of A4 paper, 160 sets of office and stationery materials were also sent to the Hatay AFAD centre.
  • A mobile kitchen that serves 1000 persons per day was established in Elbistan district of Kahramanmaraş.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Türkiye İş Bank
  • İşbank wrote off all personal loan, overdraft and credit card debts, including the principal, of its customers who lost their lives in earthquakes in the region where one of the biggest earthquake disasters in our country's history was experienced.
  • Within the scope of the TRY 10 billion TL loan support packages prepared for natural persons, SMEs and commercial enterprises of this scale, which were adversely affected by the earthquake in the region, İşbank offers loans with a 6-month grace period, up to 36-month maturity, and advantageous interest rates, specific to the provinces affected by the earthquake.
  • The Bank will contribute to the education of earthquake survivors. In this context, for the academic years of 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, the education expenses of our children who lost one or both of their parents in the earthquakes, and who will be entitled to study at Darüşşafaka, will be covered by İşbank.
  • Donations to AFAD, Turkish Red Crescent Society, AKUT and Ahbap are paid in 6 monthly interest-free instalments.
  • Economic Development
 
Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program
  • Efforts have been initiated to close the TRY 4,000,000 micro-credit package.
  • The loans that cannot be closed will also be postponed for at least three months.
  • Aid products worth TRY 5 million lira were distributed in the region.
  • Economic Development
  • Humanitarian Aid
  
Halil Orhan - TGMP, General Manager  
Aslıhan Köksal - TGMP, TGMP Strategy and Business Development Assistant Director
Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation TÜRKONFED
  • A total of 166 truck-loads of consumption and clothing materials, cooked food, and fuel were provided to the earthquake zone by TÜRKONFED members so far; 391 shelter containers, more than 1,000 tents, 4 soup kitchens, 3 mobile kitchens that can serve more than 5,000 people, more than 1,000 food stores, nearly 100 portable toilets and bathrooms, more than 15 thousand beds, 96 pieces of heavy equipment, 245 trucks, 3 generators, nearly 1,000 heaters, more than 20 thousand blankets, and 21 thousand burial materials were delivered.
  • Some members providing accommodation services have opened their hotels for earthquake victims. While the transportation and logistics needs of the international search and rescue teams were met in the earthquake area, cash support provided through AFAD were sent to the disaster area through the TÜRKONFED member network.
  • Humanitarian Aid
 
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
  • As of February 9th (Thursday), 392 trucks reached the earthquake zone. A total of 260 truck-loads of food, water and necessities, 132 truck-loads of clothing and blankets, 41,136 heaters, 1946 construction equipment, cranes, generators, 405 containers and tents, and 105 mobile toilets were delivered to the region.
  • The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) launched an aid campaign to heal the wounds of the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake that affected 10 provinces. Within the scope of the aid campaign initiated under the coordination of AFAD and 365 Chambers and Stock Exchanges, in-kind donations by companies and construction equipment were shipped to the earthquake zone with trucks. Generators, heavy equipment, tents, tube stoves, heaters, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, canned food, sandwiches, packets of bread, coats, various biscuit, lighting materials, breakfast packages, baby food, diapers, mattresses, quilts, coats, shoes, clothing, water, milk, legumes, food products, hygiene products and basic necessities are included. Aids are coordinated from the Crisis Desk established at TOBB.
  • For raw material purchases to be made from the region, the twinning program "My Supplier from Earthquake Zone" has been initiated.
 
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Economic Development
 
Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO)
  • A Regional Recovery Center is being set up as a structure that can extend support from Gaziantep to other provinces in the earthquake region. The center will encourage the development of projects on humanitarian aid, work for businesses, restructuring the region in the fields of education, culture, tourism, agriculture, animal husbandry, shelter, employment and psychological support in the economically and socially affected region.
 
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Economic Development
  • Social Development
Figen Çeliktürk, Business Development Expert
Turkish Education Foundation (TEV)
  • DON'T LET IT BE DISRUPTED -2023 SCHOLARSHIP FUND will provide an additional budget of TRY 3 million to provide TRY 2,500 scholarships to the citizens and their families affected by the earthquake.
  • Education Fund
Education Association of Turkey (TED)
  • In 2023ü Education Association of Turkey will give TRY 13,250 worth of scholarships to children who have lost their parents in the earthquake.
   
  • Education Fund
SENED FOUNDATION
  • Distributed all kinds of humanitarian aid to people in 11 cities affected by the earthquake.
    
  • Humanitarian Aid
   
Fadi Kurd Arabo
Yeryüzü Doktorları (Doctors Worldwide Türkiye)
  • The organization provided primary health care services and psychosocial support to 63,097 people. It also delivered basic supplies to more than 5,000 people in the region. In total, it reached 68,188 people in the affected region.
  In Kahramanmaraş, Hatay and Adıyaman provinces YYD is providing volunteer health services in terms of primary healthcare, surgical operations, and psychosocial support in the earthquake zone. At the same time it is delivering medicines, medical supplies, and basic needs to the region.  
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Health Support
 
Financial Support for Businesses in Gaziantep
SUPPORT BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Treasury and Finance
  • In order to heal the wounds of the earthquake and to meet the shelter, nutrition and other needs of the citizens in the earthquake-hit regions, the Ministry keeps continuous communications with the relevant public institutions and organizations, meeting their emergency cash requests without delay.
  • A fund of TRY 100 billion TL is dedicated for use by public institutions to meet every need to arise.
  • Taking into account the medicine and medical equipment needs in the earthquake area, in February an additional fund of TRY 7.5 billion was transferred to the hospitals of the Ministry of Health.
  • Approximately TRY 22 billion was transferred to meet the requests of AFAD.
  • The civil servants’ and retires’ salaries for February were paid in earlier than the due date
  • Each family hurt by the earthquake will receive TRY 10,000, and with a further TRY 15,000 payment to be provided to those who have moved.
  • Fuel costs of citizens traveling to the provinces in the earthquake zone with their own vehicles will be covered.
  • A monthly rental allowance of TRY 3,000 to 5,000 will be provided to citizens who will live outside of the container cities.
  • A cash aid of TRY 100,000 is provided to the relatives of those who lost their lives in the earthquake, in order to meet their urgent needs.
  • In the post-earthquake period, within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System, the Ministry aims to facilitate access to finance by the companies, and to help mitigate the impact of the earthquake on economic activities and commercial enterprises throughout the country. The KGF package, which was announced in this context was increased by TRY 100 billion to TRY 350 billion.
  • Within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System for businesses operating in the earthquake zone; Earthquake Zone Operating Expenses Support Package with a guarantee limit of TRY 10 billion, along with approximately TRY 11.3 billion in 60-month loans with up to 12-month grace periods has been put into effect. The Earthquake Zone Investment Support Package with a guarantee limit of TRY 10 billion along with approximately TRY 11.2 billion in 120-month loans with up to 36-month grace periods, was also put into effect.
  • The restructuring commissions are waived until 31.12.2023 for existing loans taken by businesses in the earthquake zone within the scope of the Treasury Guarantee System.
  • Payments on loans with Treasury subsidized interestprovided by Halk Bank to shopkeepers and artisans whose businesses were damaged due to the earthquake, will be postponed for 6 months without interest.
  • In addition, shopkeepers and artisans who have received interest/grant support of up to TRY 75,000 from other public institutions and organizations in the last 3 years have been provided with the opportunity to benefit from the loans with Treasury subsidized interest.
  • The payments on loans with Treasury subsidized interest for farmers who suffered losses in the earthquake zone will be postponed for 1 year without interest.
  • Farmers will be provided with feed subsidies of TRY 500 for each bovine (cattle, buffalo) and TRY 50 for each ovine (sheep, goat) they have.
  • The farmers in the earthquake area will receive diesel and fertilizer subsidies in cash instead of in kind.
  • The 55 percent special consumption tax rate applicable on the sales of these products of the cooperatives operating in the earthquake zone and producing rolled and chopped tobacco will be applied with a 50 percent discount.
  • Sugar subsidies will be provided for livestock and feeding purposes to breeders whose cattle, sheep and goats, beehives and poultry were damaged in areas declared as disaster zones.
  • In the provinces where a state of emergency has been declared, Cash Wage Support will be given to those who cannot meet the Short Working Allowance conditions.
  • In order to protect employment, a ban on termination of employment contracts was introduced during the state of emergency, except in specific circumstances.
  • Flour and similar foodstuffs, which are within the jurisdiction of the Turkish Grain Board, shall be donated to citizens living in areas declared as disaster zones.
  • Measures have been taken to facilitate VAT refunds in places where a force majeure was declared due to the earthquake.
  • The liens placed by the tax offices on the assets of the debtors in the places where a force majeure was declared due to the earthquake, before the earthquake date, affecting their assets in banks, the Central Registry Agency and PTT were removed, to enable the citizens’ access to their cash assets in these difficult times
  • The taxpayers’ tax liabilities to arise in these provinces between 6 February, 2023 and 31 July, 2023 have been postponed.
  • During the force majeure; the deadlines for filing tax returns and submitting notifications have been extended until the end of 15 August, 2023, while the periods of payment for the taxes accrued on these returns and notifications have been extended until 31 August, 2023.
  • The payment deadlines of the installments to be paid in March, May and July 2023 within the scope of the Restructuring Laws No. 7256 and 7326 have been extended to until the end of the force majeure event, to August, October and December 2023.
  • The deadlines for the payment of all kinds of taxes, penalties and delay charges which were accrued before the start of the force majeure and which were to become due after these dates, and the second installment payment deadline for motor vehicles tax of 2023 is extended until 31 August, 2023.
  • Moreover; the taxpayers covered will not be required to provide a provisional tax return for the first provisional tax period of 2023.
  • In addition, the debts the debtors located in the earthquake zone have with the tax offices will be paid in up to 24 installments, without any interest.
  • Due to the earthquake disaster, the government agencies and organizations shall not require the submission of a document attesting the absence of overdue debts from the beneficiaries during the payments they will make within the scope of the earthquake until 31/07/2023 (including this date) throughout the country
  • The requirement to pay 10% of the deferred debt amount in order to obtain a document attesting the absence of debt is suspended until 31/07/2023. 
  • The Banks Association of Turkey and the Participation Banks Association of Turkey decided to postpone the maturity of the debts already due or to become due in 6 months to 6 months from today, and to provide additional facilities to customers.
  • In addition, no fees shall be charged for transactions made on shared ATMs. The Risk Center has decided that the customers who have a residence/workplace address or an account at the branch in a location where the force majeure occurred, should be notified of their credit risk, loan payment, promissory notes and check transactions, within the framework of the Force Majeure Regulations.
  • The Central Bank of Turkey provides interest-free maturity extensions of up to 180 days for the repayments of export and rediscount credits and investment advance credits between February 6 and April 30, 2023 for companies established in provinces in the earthquake zone.
  • In addition, an additional 6-month contract closing period is provided for such loans used before the earthquake.
  • In the event that the loans of the residents of the earthquake zone, which were due as of February 6 or will be due within 6 months, are postponed, they will be exempted from the security submission and required reserve criteria, while the requirement to submit documents attesting expenditure is suspended for SME loans. The Private Pension Firms are now allowed to sell the bonds in their portfolios, to Central Bank of Turkey.
  • In addition to the ability to submit damage notifications DASK, website and E-Government, AloDask 125 Disaster Call center is now operational on a 24/7 basis. Surveyor appointments have begun. Mobile Earthquake Truck was dispatched to the region for uninterrupted service. DASK began to use the damage assessments of collapsed, and heavily damaged buildings as well as the buildings to be demolished urgently, effected by the General Directorate of Construction Affairs of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, and compensation processes were initiated immediately for collapsed buildings. The first damage compensation payment was made within 24 hours.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Financial Support
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Agricultural support
Republic of Turkiye Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • A one-off support payment of TRY 500 per animal for bovine (cattle, buffalo) and TRY 50 per animal for ovine (sheep, goat) will be provided to the breeders. Payments to the breeders will be made by the Ministry through Ziraat Bank.
  • 4 thousand tents and 2000 shelters for cattle will be sent to the region for animals.
  • Animal feed is distributed in the area to meet the 10-day feed requirements per animal.
  • Agricultural Support
Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR)
  • Short Term Working Grant: In the event that the weekly working hours in the workplace are temporarily reduced by at least one third due to an earthquake or the activities in the workplace are stopped completely or partially for at least four weeks, income support will be provided to the insured for the period of inactivity for a period not exceeding three months.
  • Financial Support
Small and Medium Scaled Industry Development and Support Directorate (KOSGEB)
  • The debts the enterprises in the earthquake zone had to KOSGEB for the year 2023 and all the debts of the SME owners who lost their lives in the disaster will be written off.
  • 3-year loans will be provided for up to 250 thousand liras for micro enterprises, 500 thousand liras for small enterprises and 1 million liras for medium enterprises.
  • Financial Support
Ipekyolu Development Agency
  • Social entrepreneurship mobilization begins in 11 provinces damaged by the earthquake. A call was made within the scope of the Social Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Integration Project (SEECO) for women and youth staying in tents and containers to participate in employment. The Call to Support Social Procurement is open to applications. Under the coordination of the General Directorate of Development Agencies, new funding opportunities will be implemented in 11 provinces. Entrepreneurs' products will be purchased by large companies with the help of guarantees. Post-earthquake socio-economic development will be encouraged with production facilities to be built from containers.
  • With this call, 57 livelihood facilities will be established in Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Kilis and Mardin. With the cooperation of Development Agencies and local governments, the facilities that will be converted from containers will primarily enable women and young people to step into the entrepreneurship ecosystem. Approximately 500 entrepreneurs will be offered grants in the 5, 10, and 15 thousand euros range for the purchase of machinery and equipment.
  • Financial Support
  • Humanitarian Aid
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS/NGOs
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ)
  • Project planning for economic development continues.
  • Economic Development
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • EBRD plans to invest up to €1.5 billion in Türkiye’s earthquake-hit region.
  • The response will include credit lines, infrastructure investments and a focus on SMEs.
  • EBRD is to support the private sector in recovery and reconstruction efforts.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plans to invest up to €1.5 billion in Türkiye’s south-eastern region over the next two years to help mitigate the impact of the devastating earthquakes that took place on 6 February 2023.
The EBRD response aims to support the recovery, reconstruction and reintegration of the region’s economy to preserve human capital, livelihoods and jobs in the affected cities.
The Bank’s response will include board approved €600 million in credit lines to local banks with a view to supporting the businesses and individuals directly affected by the earthquakes, as well as new lending to companies participating in recovery and reconstruction efforts in the area, strengthening the private sector’s role.
The EBRD will also support the reconstruction of sustainable infrastructure in the affected cities, building on the Bank’s strong track record of cooperation with municipalities such as Hatay and Gaziantep. It will also focus funds on the reconstruction of the railway network to re-establish connections between the south-eastern region and the rest of the country.
  • Private Sector Supports
  • SME Supports
Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GTO) A Regional Recovery Center is being set up as a structure that can extend support from Gaziantep to other provinces in the earthquake region. The center will encourage the development of projects on humanitarian aid, work for businesses, restructuring the region in the fields of education, culture, tourism, agriculture, animal husbandry, shelter, employment and psychological support in the economically and socially affected region.
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Economic Development
  • Social Development
Figen Çeliktürk, Business Development Expert
IDEMA
  • Provides support as a partner institution for the situation assessment studies in the region, with the "Needs Analysis" supported by SPARK.
  • It is a partner in the Regional Recovery Center project with Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce.
  • Research Studies
  • Regional Economic Development
Ahmet Batat, General Manager
Gaziantep CHAMBER OF TRADESMAN And CRAFTSMAN
  • It has been reported that a loan campaign of 100 billion liras was launched for tradesmen through Halkbank, offering loans with a maturity of 60 months and an interest rate of 7.5 percent.
  • In this context; with the initiatives of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, businesses that were members of both the Chamber of Craftsmen and the Chambers of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey before October 10 will be able to benefit from the said loan facility.
  • Humanitarian Aid
Gaziantep Industrial Design and Hybrid Modeling Center (GETHAM)
  • In the new period, there will be human and development-oriented activities.
  • Economic Development
Onur Akar, General Manager
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)
  • For raw material purchases to be made from the region, the twinning program "My Supplier from Earthquake Zone" has been initiated.
  • Economic Development
Turkish Grameen Microfinance Program
  • Efforts have been initiated to close the TRY 4,000,000 micro-credit volume.
  • The loans that cannot be closed will also be postponed for at least three months.
  • Economic Development
Halil Orhan - TGMP, General Manager
Aslıhan Köksal - TGMP, TGMP Strategy and Business Development Assistant Director
Sparkassenstifkung Turkey
  • Prepared needs mapping
  • Transferred 100,000 Euros in the short term to support SMEs and entrepreneurs.
In the long term, SMEs’ access to funds will be planned and supported. They stated that the content of their training will change and there will be psychological support, and that target audiences will be reached with online training.  
  • Support to MSMEs & Entrepreneurs
Hande Demirtola, Sparkassenstiftung Country Director
BANKS
ORGANIZATION NAME REMARKS TYPE OF SUPPORT LINK
Halk Bank
  • A total of TRY 16 billion, including TRY 7 billion in cash is contributed by Halkbank Finance
  • In the provinces and districts of Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Osmaniye and İslahiye and Nurdağı districts of Gaziantep; loan debts/instalments, credit card debts and non-cash loan commissions extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME category will be postponed for 6 months without any interest until 31.08.2023, regardless of request for doing so.
  • Customers in the other 6 provinces in the disaster area (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ) who suffered damage because of the earthquake and made a request will also benefit from this opportunity.
  • Throughout the year 2023; annual fees for personal and corporate credit cards, member merchant fees and monthly POS fees will not be charged.
  • In the other 6 provinces in the disaster area; (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ) loan debts / installments and credit card debts extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME category will be postponed without any interest for a period of 1 month until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • The loan debts of any customer who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster (for individual and sole proprietorship customers) will be written off with the principal and interest.
  • Loan support packages are created for earthquake-damaged retail customers with a grace period of 6 months and a maturity of up to 36 months, and for SME customers with a grace period of 1 year and a maturity of up to 36 months. These packages are rapidly being put into operation.
  • An interest-free and cost-free TRY 5,000 Cash Advance will be provided so that all credit card customers living in the region can meet their needs.
  • No banking transaction service commission will be collected from the customers who will make transactions from branches in the earthquake zone.
  • Donations made using Paraf credit card to AFAD and the Turkish Red Crescent Society will be paid in interest-free instalments.
  • Financial Support
Türkiye İş Bank
  • İşbank wrote off all personal loan, overdraft and credit card debts, including the principal, of its customers who lost their lives in earthquakes in the region where one of the biggest earthquake disasters in our country's history was experienced.
  • Within the scope of the TRY 10 billion TL loan support packages prepared for natural persons, SMEs and commercial enterprises of this scale, which were adversely affected by the earthquake in the region, İşbank offers loans with a 6-month grace period, up to 36-month maturity, and advantageous interest rates, specific to the provinces affected by the earthquake.
  • The Bank will contribute to the education of earthquake survivors. In this context, for the academic years of 2023-2024 and 2024-2025, the education expenses of our children who lost one or both of their parents in the earthquakes, and who will be entitled to study at Darüşşafaka, will be covered by İşbank.
  • Donations to AFAD, Turkish Red Crescent Society, AKUT and Ahbap are paid in 6 monthly interest-free instalments.
  • Economic Development
Vakıf Bank
  • VakıfBank Finance Group provides TRY 21 billion in support to the earthquake zone, of which TRY 12 billion is in cash.
  • Loan repayments in the earthquake zone are postponed without interest. All credit card, retail and commercial loan debts/ installments, non-cash loan commissions, which have been extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME threshold in Adıyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Osmaniye provinces and districts, İslahiye and Nurdağı districts of Gaziantep province, have been postponed without interest for 6 months until 31.08.2023, regardless of demand.
  • In the other 6 provinces (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Elazığ) that were damaged by the earthquake, annual fees for retail and commercial credit cards, merchant and POS monthly fees will be waived throughout 2023, upon request.
  • Agricultural loans up to TRY 250,000 will be postponed interest-free for 1 year, without demand.
  • In the other 6 provinces in the disaster zone (Adana, Kilis, Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ), all credit card, retail and commercial loan debts / instalments extended to natural persons and commercial enterprises up to the SME threshold will be postponed without interest for 1 month until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • The debts of the citizens who lost their lives in the earthquake will be written off.
  • The debts of personal and sole proprietorship customers who lost their lives in the earthquake disaster will be canceled together with their principal and interest.
  • A loan support package with a grace period of 6 months and a maturity of up to 36 months is created for individual customers who suffered earthquake damage, and a loan support package with a grace period of up to 1 year and a maturity of up to 36 months is created for SME customers and farmers.
  • From the very first day on, all credit card customers living in the region were granted an interest-free and cost-free TRY 5,000 Cash Advance to meet their needs.
  • Service commission will not be charged for banking transactions from customers who will make transactions from branches in the earthquake zone.
  • Financial Support
 
Ziraat Bank
  • TRY 35 Billion Support to the Earthquake Zone by Ziraat Finance Group
  • Postponed the loan debts/instalments, all credit card debts and non-cash loan commissions that were provided to commercial enterprises up to the SME level for 6 months without any interest until 31.08.2023, regardless of demand.
  • Loan debts / instalments and all credit card debts of commercial enterprises up to the SME level are postponed for 1 month without any interest until 31.03.2023, regardless of demand.
  • Financial Support