Deniz Ataç, Chairman of the TEMA Foundation, announced that the donations collected for forest fires will be transferred to the General Directorate of Forestry. This statement drew backlash on social media.
Surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey has been shaken by fire news from all over the country for the past few days. Many provinces of Turkey, especially Manavgat, Muğla, İzmir, Adana and Mersin, have surrendered to fires. According to the latest statements made by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 74 out of 85 forest fires were brought under control, while 11 of them are still ongoing.
While tens of thousands of hectares of land have turned to ash due to forest fires all over the country, greening works are being started on the one hand. In this context, TEMA Foundation, in order to plant new trees in place of the trees that were destroyed in the fire, “Together We Will Regenerate Life and Hope Again!” launched a campaign called Within the scope of this campaign, which attracts the attention of all of Turkey, 1 sapling will be planted for every 10 TL.
The President of TEMA Foundation announced that the collected donations will be transferred to OGM:
Deniz Ataç, Chairman of the TEMA Foundation, who was a guest on a program on Kafa Radio today, announced that the donations to be collected within the scope of the #We Will Regenerate campaign will be transferred to the General Directorate of Forestry.
Stating that the collected fund will be transferred to the General Directorate of Forestry, Ataç said that the areas to be planted are under the initiative of the General Directorate of Forestry; he stated that they could not give coordinates for this reason, but that they followed the area.
TEMA Launched a Donation Campaign for Forest Fires
After these statements of the President of TEMA Foundation, social media is also mixed because a party that learns that the collected fund will go to OGM is not very willing to donate. So, what do you think about this? You can share your thoughts with us in the comments section.