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Turkish Red Crescent

Turkish Red Crescent

Kızılay or the Turkish Red Crescent (full name in Turkish: Türkiye Kızılay Derneği) is the largest humanitarian organization in Turkey and is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The organization was founded under the Ottoman Empire on 11 June 1868 and was named "Hilal-i Ahmer Cemiyeti" (the name "Hilal e Ahmar" (هلال احمر) is still the equivalent in Arabic). It was renamed Kızılay by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1935, after the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. Like its counterparts in other countries, it is non-governmental.

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