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Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe

Identification number in the register: 63767476294-52
Registration date: 25/07/2011 17:44:32

The information on this entity was last modified on: 29/01/2015 14:12:47
The date of the last annual update was: 29/01/2015 14:12:47
Next update due latest on: 29/01/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe

ABTTF

Registered Association

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Wemerstr. 2
Witten 58454
GERMANY

(+49) 2302913291

Square de Meeûs 38/40
Brussels 1000
BELGIUM

(+32) 2 401 61 98

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Halit HABIP OGLOU

President

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ

Director

    Goals / remit

-To protect and promote the rights of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece and to aid in obtaining solutions for the concerns of the minority through democracy and peace.

- As a non-govenmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN-ECOSOC), regular member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and participant in the Fundamental Rights Platform of FRA, representing the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece before international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and lobbying for the solution of its problmes.

- Organizing international panel discussions and/or conferences on minority issues, specifically on the problems of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece.

- Carrying out activities aiming at the integration of the emigrant members of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace with the domestic populations and satisfaction of their social needs.

- Publishing newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, periodicals and reports related to the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and its problems in the languages of Turkish, Greek, English and German.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Participant non-governemental organization in the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of FRA
- Regular participation in the FRP annual meetings and FRA conferences
- Contributions to the consultations on FRA annual reports, work programmes and multi-annual framework

- Co-organization of an international panel discussion on “Ignored Minorities of Greece: Western Thrace Turks and Macedonians” on 17 April 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels
- Organization of a conference on “Human Rights Violations against Ethnic Turks in Greece” on 28 November 2012 in the European Parliament in Brussels
- Presentations on the problems and issues related to the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece at the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages of the European Parliament in 2011 and 2013 in Strasbourg


 

No

No

Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of FRA

Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages

No

- Presentation and promotion of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace in Greece

- Engaging contact with MEPs and EP officials

- Active participation in seminars/panels in Brussels on EU affairs focussing on minority rights and issues

- Conducting research based on academic literature with an emphasis on minority rights in the EU

- Preparation and dissemination of position papers regarding current affairs taking place within the scope of EU affairs

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5   25%: 10

15

7.5

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Yakup UZUN 24/09/2014 22/09/2015
Halit HABIP OGLOU 24/07/2014 22/07/2015
Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 04/12/2014 02/12/2015
Sami GIOUSOUF 05/12/2014 03/12/2015
Melek KIRMACI ARIK 13/08/2014 11/08/2015
Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 13/08/2014 11/08/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Home Affairs
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

6,000

Bonn
Duisburg
Düsseldorf
Espelkamp
Feuchtwangen
Fürth/Nürnberg
Gießen
Gütersloh 1
Gütersloh 2
Hagen
Halver
Hannover
Herzogenaurach
Homburg
Höchst
Kelsterbach 1
Kelsterbach 2
Lauf
Lippstadt
London
Lüdenscheid
Meschede
Münih 1
Münih 2
Schwabach
Schweinfurt
Stuttgart
Troisdorf
Viersen
Witten

  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • UNITED KINGDOM

- Non-govenmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN-ECOSOC)

- Regular member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

- Participant non-govenmental organization in the Fundamental Rights Platform of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

    Financial data

01/2013  -  12/2013

10,000 € - 24,999 €

159,000 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

159,000 €

33,000 €

126,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.