True Friends of Humanity Awards

 ‘The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Aydın said “Even if the number of the smokers in Turkey dropped from 27 million to 21 million, unfortunately, the age to start smoking dropped till 12 because of the traps set. We must be on the alert.”      

The Awards Ceremony of “True Friends of Humanity” organized by The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association this year took place in Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall.

During the night, taking the floor Mr. Aydın expressed that the awards ceremony means a thank for the persons and institutions supporting the association’s anti-smoking campaigns during the year and Turkey spends 25 billion dollars on cigarette every year.

Aydın also said that 15 % of cigarette consumption in Turkey is illegal, “I leave it to your understanding what it means. The 80 % of smokers die of cardiovascular diseases at a very early age.  Even if the number of the smokers of Turkey dropped from 27 million to 21 million, unfortunately, the age to start smoking dropped till 12 because of the traps set. We must be on the alert. The buffets near our schools and houses selling single cigarette to teenagers poison rising generations mentally. Besides, nargile cafes became popular. However, nargile is more dangerous and harmful than smoking. Even if we do not think of ourselves, we must think of the young brilliant next generations.”

Previous Minister of European Union and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış expressed that it is really significant to have a President who is ambitious to fight against smoking and said:

“ He strives for making people non-smokers on every occasion. Both smokers and non-smokers know that smoking is dangerous and knowingly they damage themselves. So, we have to raise more consciousness.  This is our common struggle, we need to fight against it together.”

On behalf of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey, Dr Abdullah Emre Güner, Director of Istanbul Public Health, Rector of Health Sciences University Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl, District Governor of Esenyurt Ekrem İnci, Journalist Tayyar Işıksaçan, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Chairman Advisor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer and Rector of Amasya University Prof. Dr. Metin Orbay were awarded with “True Friends of Humanity” during the ceremony.

Instead of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Hospital Prof Dr Ayhan Verit and Assoc Dr Hacer Kuzu Okur, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Police Department Head Tayfun Karali, World Free Diving Recorder Derya Can, Bonne Vie Magazin Review Chairman Hakan Solaker, Habertürk Corner Article Ceyda Erenoğlu, Buldan Municipality President Mustafa Gülbay and Aegean President Hüseyin Reşit Öz received the “Thanks” award.

Rector of Health Sciences University Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdöl, District Governor of Esenyurt Ekrem İnci, Journalist Tayyar Işıksaçan, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality Chairman Advisor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer and Rector of Amasya University Prof. Dr. Metin Orbay were awarded with “True Friends of Humanity” during the ceremony.

Besides, developed by the Association’s coorganization with Ministry of National Education, awards of “Inter- High Schools Smokefree Stories Short Film Tournament” under the thema of “Tobacco-free Life” were given.

During the ceremony, students of İstanbul Aydın University, Anadolu Bil Vocational High School, Fashion and Design Program made a fashion show. Leading figures of fashion world attended to the fashion show titled as “A Touch to Agean”.

Besides, second year students of the same university’s Hair Care and Aesthetic Services Program presented their “Illusion Make-up” study, which they developed for graduation project.

As well as Previous Minister of Health Bülent Akarcalı, many guests attended to the ceremony.

True Friends of Humanity Awards Announced / May 2, 2016

True Friends of Humanity Awards, traditional award ceremony organized by Turkish Anti-Smoking Association given to individuals and institutions who support association’s fight against cigarette, are announced. Taken place at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz who fought against addiction with his projects has received the award.

Istanbul Deputy Mayor Hasan Ozturk, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin, 20th term parliament representative Ahmet Feyzi Inceoz, Kucukcekmece District Governor Harun Kaya, Kucukcekmece AKP provincial director Mustafa Korkut, Kucukcekmece Deputy Mayor and the members of the assembly attended the ceremony.

“Fight Against Tobacco Initiated Very Late in Our County”

Deputy mayor Ozturk said that the fight against cigarette consumption initiated very late in our country but we have come a long way during the last few years. “ NGOs have a great contribution in this achievement. We have new regulations and implementations in fight against cigarette. In Istanbul, nearly 350,000 cigarette inspections are conducted.”

“110,000 people dies each year”

Expressing that they award those who work the hardest in fight against cigarette, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin said, “We are giving these awards to eight people. Cigarette is the 21st century’s plague. 110,000 people die each year because of cigarette smoking. Our youth need to see the true face of cigarette and not start smoking.”

“I Have Never Smoked in My Life”

Mentioning that he has never smoked, Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz said, “ Not smoking is the greatest award for humanity. I think we will look at the pictures of cigarette smokers 50 years from now and wonder how they smoked and had a habit of inhailing such poison.”

After the speeches the award ceremony took place and Kucukcekmece Mayor Temel Karadeniz received his award from Istanbul Deputy Mayor Hasan Ozturk and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydin.

After the award ceremony, ‘Our Love Karadeniz Collection’ fashion show by IAU Anadolu Bil Vocational School Fashion Design Program took place.

“Real Friends Of Humanity” Awards Ceremony With A Grand Finale !!! May 7, 2015

“Real Friends of Humanity” awards, which is a traditional event organized by Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, went to its recipients with an outstanding finale.

16th Annual ‘Real Friends of Humanity Awards Ceremony’ organized by Turkish Anti-Smoking Association took place at Sefakoy Cultural and Art Center. During the ceremony, an award was given to Deputy Minister Omer Faruk Terzi on behalf of T.C Youth and Sport Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic for his support to extend tobacco and tobacco use bans in sports. An award for his support to Instagram #Sigarasiz2015 competition was given to Istanbul University Lecturer Associate Professor Murat Ali Karavelioglu on behalf of YOK President Prof. Dr. M.A. Yekta Sarac.
Moderated by Sevinc Satiroglu, the participants to the ceremony included Istanbul Representative Harun Karaca, Kucukcekmece District Governor Harun Kaya, Basaksehir District Governor and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Board of Directors Member Kazim Tekin, District Governor Mehmet Ali Ozyigit, TRT FM Radio anchor Cem Ceminay, Smoke Hunter Doga Eker, Turkish Green Crescent Association President Savas Yilmaz, Istanbul Aydin University Rector Prof. Dr. Yadigar Izmirli, Duyader (World Senility Association) Chairman of the Board of Directors Umut Cinar.

Breathtaking Stage Show !! 

Zeliha Sunal captured the audiences’ attention with her dress made out of newpaper to raise awareness to recycling. Began her show with her hit song ‘Nankor’, Sunal mesmerized the audience with her song ‘Aldatildik’ from her latest album.
After presenting the appreciation plaquettes, Serap Yenici, known as Aegean pearl, took the stage. Audience had cheerful time with her song ‘Ege’den aldik biz bu aski.’
During the finale of the award ceremony, a young pop band who supports fight against cigarette, took the stage. Aloo, who is on a tour in Turkey and the most talked about band, grabbed Istanbul Aydin University students and the audiences’ attention with their dance figures and stage show.
Organized by Maki Organization, at the end of the award ceremony Asil Cagil’s choreography ‘Zeugma Collection: Historical Look’ prepared by Istanbul Aydin University Anadolu Bil Vocational School Fashion Design Program, was presented to the audience. Models who presented Zeugma collection included Sema Simsek, Ebru Urun, Gunay Museyeva, Tugce Sarikaya, Yelda Kara, Sanem Balci, Seviye İkbal Tulgar, Marina Federenko, Yagmur Ayaz, Acelya Kartal, Emre Yildirim, Emre Aydin, Serhat Kaynarpinar.

‘A Drop in Cigarette Consumption’           

Giving the opening speech at the ceremony, Istanbul Aydin University Chairman of the Board of Trustees and president of Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Mustafa Aydin said, “ Turkey became a country where smoking is no longer allowed at indoor public places, in places within 100 meters radius from educational, health and religious institutions and a country where people who smoke believe in the necessity of not smoking. Number of smokers dropped from 27 million to 20 million. We have brought our country from those days to today with our President, political parties, opposition parties, NGOs, health organizations, and with you, the youth of our country. I thank to friends who worked hard on this on behalf of my country and humanity.”

Dr. Mustafa Aydin mentioned that the drop in cigarette consumption is not satisfactory and said, “There are still 20 million smokers in this country and still 120 thousand people die each year and still 10,000 children die because of secondhand smoking by their parents and still 15,000 people die even though they have never smoked. And again in this country smokers burn up 32 billion dollars. 22 billion dollars go directly to cigarettes and 10 billion dollars spent on cigarette related expenditures. 10% of healthcare expenditure is allocated to illneses caused by cigarette smoking. 25% of the babies whose mothers smoked during their pregnancy are born with disability. Therefore we still have a long way to go.”

Condemning cigarette cartels who exploit human life in order to make economic profits Dr. Aydin said, “They continue to poison our young people even those who are little kids with their hidden ads. Cigarette cartels in the world especially in our country use society leaders, make artists, whom young people sets as an example of, smoke in movies, music videos and try to influence our youth. They represent smoking as freedom and revolt. Most of the world leaders do their campaign with the sponsorship of cigarette cartels financing and acknowledge this fact. Cigarette is used all the regimes and all the regimes were used. Cigarette used socialism, capitalism, and communism.” “Until the last cigarette vanishes, we need to reverse their plans if we want to free our country economically, politically, socially, and culturally.”

The winner of Instagram Competition #sigarasiz2015, which is organized in participation by YOK and Universities, was given his award by famous Cem Ceminay.

Real Friends of Humanity Awards 

1- On behalf of T.C. Ministry of Youth and Sport, Akif Cagatay Kilic, Deputy Minister Omer Faruk Terzi
2- On behalf of YOK President Prof. Dr. M.A. Yekta Sarac, Istanbul University Lecturer Associate Professor Murat Ali Karavelioglu
3- District Governor of Bahcelievler, district with the highest level of inspection and fines to companies who do not comply with regulations, Mehmet Ali Ozyiğit.
4- TRT FM Radio Anchor Cem Ceminay
5- FOX TV ‘Calar Saat’ anchor Ismail Kucukkaya
6- Duman Avcisi ( Smoke Hunter) Doga Eker

Instagram Competition

The winner of the Instagram Competition is Istanbul Aydin University Faculty of Communication Department of Radio & Television student Halil Selim Agirkan with the username Bedevicik and hashtag #Sigarasiz2015
TSSD Humanity Special Award

City of Malatya, county of Arguvan, Komurluk Village Headman and Atmalilar School were received by Malatya Sports Director Adil Gevrek and Kemal Duzova.

Certificate of Appreciation

1- Yeditepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Public Health, Prof. Dr. R. Erol Sezer
2- Turkish Green Crescent, President, Savas Yılmaz
3- Istanbul Aydin University, Rector, Prof. Dr. Yadigar Izmirli, for ‘Smoke-free Campus Project’
4-  DUYADER (World Elder Association & World Brands Association), Umut Cinar
5-  TRT ‘Without Smoke’ Program, Producer, Baris Bidav
6-  Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, Nevsehir Representative, Sahin Gunes.

“15th Real Frıends Of Humanıty Award Ceremony” Took Place / November 19, 2014

The Turkish Anti-Smoking Association president Dr. Mustafa Aydin said that the association helps inform the public about the damages of cigarettes, “15 years ago in Turkey we had 30 million smokers, however this number has dropped to 20 million today.”
Attendees to the ceremony included; Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, Istanbul City Health Principal Prof. Dr. Selami Albayrak, former minister of health and tourism Bulent Akarcali, president of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Mustafa Aydin, IAU Rector Prof. Dr. Yadigar Izmirli, theater and sound artist Zafer Ergin and volunteers of the association.
The opening speech was made by Dr. Mustafa Aydin. Dr. Aydin said, “Turkey is exemplary in terms of fighting against smoking. When we look back 15 years we see Turkey as a country where smoking was predominant on planes, buses, hospitals, and teacher’s lounges in schools but today we have set an example to the world. Under all of these works is the signature of our association. Our association which was formed in 1998 has been a part of the laws passed against cigarettes indoors. The effects of these works have dropped the numbers of smokers from 30 million to 20 million in the 2000s. The number of smokers in Turkey drops every passing day. I would like to thank the political parties, and TBMM and the media for their support.
“Everywhere Will Be Smoke-Free’
Dr. Mustafa Aydin stated that smoke-free areas should be renamed as life areas and added, “Once we cross the smoke-free areas debate, we will face one thing. If one person is living in an area, that area has to be a smoke-free area and it is inevitable. We first started this idea within educational and health institutions. We then carried that to closed public areas. However tomorrow, everywhere which people live in will become a smokeless area.
“From Smoking On Buses To Today”
Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin spoke of the times when smoking was permitted on public buses. “We all know how uncomfortable it was to travel cross city on a bus. Under the simmering summer sun without any air-conditioning, smokers were smoking on the buses. What we see today is that we have a fully clean transportation system. We thank our citizens for helping us in this regard.”
“25% Of Healthcare Expenditures Caused By Smoking”
Governor Sahin also informed the public by stating the statistics of healthcare expenditures on cigarettes and told the public that 25% of healthcare expenditures are caused by smoking. About 20 billion dollars spent trying to fix what cigarettes have broken. A person who works minimum wage spends 20% of his income on cigarettes. When we add all up we can see how we are being duped by cigarette firms. This is why an association such as this deserves a lot of credit and support.
“The Battle Against Cigarettes Will Continue.”
Istanbul Health Principal Prof. Dr. Selami Albayrak stated that the public and civil society organizations have achieved a great success on the battle against cigarettes. “When compared with the rest of the world we can see that our country is on a very good level. This is why we are confident to say that we have left a huge problem behind us as a nation. This situation shouldn’t create comfort for us and we must continue our battle. I thank the association for their hard work. The government, especially the ministry of health has done as much as it can with the passing of laws. There was a sharp drop in the number of smokers through the Ministry of Health. Most importantly we saved the lives of those who don’t smoke too.”
After the speeches, the awards ceremony took place. “Real Friends of Humanity Awards” was given to Istanbul City Health Principal Prof. Dr. Selami Albayrak for his works on behalf of the minister of health Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu. The awards went to; former Avcilar district governor and current Burdur Governor Hasan Kurklu who inspected 19,342 noncompliant businesses with smoking bans. Next award went to Dr. Toker Erguder representative of World Health Organization and tobacco use specialist; Zafer Ergin voiceover artist and therapist and movie artist Emre Ustunucar for informing and raising awareness among youth at the movie ‘Bırakmak Istiyorum’.
After the awards were given, the night continued with Recep Aktug’s concert.
In addition to our deputy President Güneri Özsoy and board members Turgay Seremet and Huseyin Basusta; Ankara University Rector Erkan Ibis, president of the Turkish Fashion and Apparel Federation Hüseyin Öztürk, the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Antalya Representative Gursel Yurtbahar, the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association board member Zeliha Sunal were presented their certificate of apprecitions.

21 May 2013

The annual “The True Friends of Humanity 2013 Awards” Ceremony was held this year in Cemal Reşit Rey Hall.
General President Dr. Mustafa Aydın remarked in his opening speech that the efforts to provide a smoke-free future is successfully continuing and TSSD Board members and association members thanked for their contributions.
Mr. Ahmet Deniz, İstanbul Deputy Governor and the Tobacco Control Council Chairman gave detailed information about the dangers of smoking, explained that the supervision in this regard is under strict control and that due to the new law, these supervisions became more dissuasive.
On 21 May 2013 “The True Friends of Humanity” awards were proudly presented by the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association to their recipients. The first prize winner of the interuniversity contest of scriptwriting, organized in cooperation with the Higher Education Council YÖK, with the topic “Dangers of Cigarettes” was Mr. Hüseyin Aytuğ Çelik and received his award from İAÜ Rector Prof. Dr. Yadigâr İzmirli.

31 May 2012

The Award Ceremony of “NOT DOOMED TO SMOKE” contest was organized on 31 May 2012 in the Cemal Resit Rey which Turkish Anti Smoking Association and Ministry of Justice jointly held.
“True Friends of Humanity Awards” distributed to the owners with the ceremony that organized by Banu Noyan and hoted by Ece Vahapoglu.
True Friend of Humanity Awards
  • Istanbul Governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu presented the award to Beykoz District Governor Ergun Aydin,
  • Vice Minister of Justice Veysi Kaynak presented the award to Turk Telekom, General Director Sinan Cem Sahin,
  • Haluk Okutur, President of Simit Sarayi presented the award Dr. Evren Altinel on behalf of Prof. Dr. Osman Muftuoglu,
  • Guneri Ozsoy, Vice Presented of Turkish Anti Smoking Association presented the award to Cengiz Semercioglu, Turkish Anti Smoking Board Member Banu Noyan,
  • Mustafa Tasdemir, Istanbul Public Health Director presented the award to Posta Newspaper, Asistant Executive Editor Candas Tolga Isik,
Encouragement Awards
  • Av. Ali Yuksel, Member of Turkish Anti Smoking Board presented the award to Board Member Halil Erdogmus on behalf of Ebebek company,
  • Huseyin Basusta, Turkish Anti Smoking General Secretery presented the award to Coordinator Cagla Menderes on behalf of Melek Baykal,
  • Prof. Dr. Melahat Donmez, Turkish Anti Smoking Board of Member presented the award to the name of Derya Baykal,
  • 3. Türden Yakın İlişkiler- Başlangıç adına; Yönetmeni Uğur Uludağ ve oyuncuları Barış Ataş, Melisa Doğu, Denet Şaşmaz, Doğa Rutkay, Yosi Mizrahi, Hakan Bilgin, Yağmur Kaşifoğlu, Funda Pelin Kurt’a ödülünü İstanbul Vali Yardımcısı Ahmet Deniz ve Türkiye Sigarayla Savaş Derneği Yönetim Kurulu Üyesi Ahmet Deniz,
  • Ahmet Deniz, Vice Governor and Turkish Anti Smoking Association Member of Board presented the award to the Manager Uğur Uludağ the name and players Baris Atas, Melisa Dogu, Demet Sasmaz, Doga Rutkay, Yosi Mizrahi, Hakan Bilgin, Yağmur Kaşifoğlu, Funda Pelin on behalf of 3. Turden İliskiler,
  • Prof. Dr. Melahat Donemz, Turkish Anti Smoking Board of Member and Chief Executive presented the award to Seda Akgul,
  • Dr. Huseyin Urlu, Turkish Anti Smoking Association Executive Member presented the award to Abdurrahman Sacakli, Head of Sanlıurfa Akcamescit,
In addition, Turkish Republic organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice “has been Authority on behlaf of the Director of Cloud Hulusi Yenisan, Picture category, the first prize of Zelda Van Rensburg Fansen Bakırkoy Women Closed Penal Institution on behalf of the Director of Deaf Hulusi, Cartoon category first prize on behlaf of the Maltepe Yaghi El Jobali Figueora L-Type Closed Prison No.3 Vural Temur Director of the Authority, Crafts Respect for the first prize in the name of Mustafa Kemal,  MN Bursa H Type Closed Prison Teacher Specific Authority and Image Rights Second category winners and Maltepe open prisons Suat Taser discharged himself received the award.
Dr. Mustafa Aydin continued services with Turkish Anti Smoking Association war “NOT DOOMED TO SMOKED” contest and interpretation of the work of our association who are entitled to the first category of poetry, Yonca Evcimik, Board of Member and the dancers exhibites their performances and attracted great attention.
Before the fashion show, Istanbul Aydin Mens’ and Womens’ Traditional Black Sea Flok Dance Team students applauded by the participators.
“The true friends of Humanity 2013 Awards”
• President of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Mustafa Aydın presented an award to Chief Advisor to the Mayor Prof. Dr. Erman Tuncer, representing Istanbul Mayor Mr. Kadir Topbaş,
• Deputy Chairman of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Mr. Güneri Özsoy presented an award to the Fox TV “Çalar Saat” programme host Mr. Fatih Portakal,
Board Member of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Mr. Turgay Şeremet presented an award to the Turkish ballet dancer & Actor Mr. Tan Sağtürk,
Deputy Governor & Board Member of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Mr. Ahmet Deniz presented an award to the President of CEFIC Turkey Mr. Anthony Khoi,
General Secretary of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Mr. Hüseyin Başusta presented an award to the famous artist Ferhat Göçer,
Board Member of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Ali Yüksel presented an award to the Tuzla Mayor Dr. Şadi Yazıcı,
• Board Member of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Dr. Hüseyin Urlu presented an award to the well-known artist Yılmaz Morgül.
In addition, TSSD Board member Prof. Dr. Mutlu Cihangiroglu presented Thank you plaques to Board Members Prof. Dr. Melahat Emine Donmez and Yakup Kirtay for their ongoing valuable work for the Association
The ceremony continued with the Fashion Show Istanbul 1453 Grand Bazaar organized by the Fashion Design Department of Istanbul Aydın University, presented by renowned models such as Tuğba Özay, Şenay Akay, Hasan Yalnızoğlu and all partaking professional models based on the choreography created by Banu Noyan.

Year of 2011

The great war against smoking that prints the name of the date, Turkish Anti-Smoking Association, “True Friends of Humanity” Award Ceremony organized by the association’s partnership with the Ministry of Education, “Non-hearts Breaks” campaign awards-winning students at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall on May 31 2011, the organization Banu Noyan by the presenter and undertaken by the Cem Kurtoğlu and Ece Pirim was a wonderful invitation.
Successfully carrying out the work of the Depatment to provide smoke-freefuture, Dr. Mustafa Aydin Turkish Anti Smoking Assıciation , this year the traditional “True Fiends of Humanity” award ceremony on May 31 “Stop Smoking Day” activities carried out within the scope.
Performance of the Umut Akyürek and Istanbul Aydın University, “The Secret of the beginning can: Urfa Göbekli Tepe” many distinguished guest attended the fashion show with colorful night.
On Behalf of  Haberturk Newspaper, General Director / Fatih ALTAYLI
On Behalf of Channel 24 TV, General Director / Akif BEKİ
Avea Inc. CEO / Erkan DEMİR
Eczacibasi Inc. CEOR. / Erdal KARAMERCAN
Artist / Gülben ERGEN
Artist- Sports / Cagla KUBAT
CEO of the Interling / Polat TASCIOGLU
Mustafa SARIGÜL / Sisli Mayor
Demet SABANCI /  President of Fashion TV
Mustafa SARIGÜL /  Şişli Belediyesi Başkanı
Demet SABANCI /  Fashion TV Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı
Year of 2010

Turkish Anti-Smoking Association “The True Friends of Humanity” which has an important mark on history because of the war against smoking, have found their owners with the wonderful ceremony organized on 4 June 2010 in Cadir Palace.

 “True Friends of Humankind Awards” distributed to the owners with the ceremony that organized by Banu Noyan and presented by Didem Taslan.

“True Friends of Humankind Awards”

The deceased lawyer in Bursa because of his challenges against smoking Celal Sezgin’s family, received the award from İstanbul Deputy Governor Ali Kazgan and Bakırkoy Governor Dursun Ali Şahin.
Asistant Governor Harun Kaya presented the award to Personnel Manager Prof. Dr. Nihat Tosun on behalf of Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Recep Akdag,
On behalf of Rtuk, Rtuk Chairman Prof. Dr. Davut Dursun took his award from Dr. Mustafa Aydin, chairman of Turkish Anti-Smoking Association,
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association second Chairman Güneri Özsoy gave award to Gulin Sarpel on behalf of Sertap Erener.
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Board Member Turgay Seremet presented an award to Istanbul Deputy Governor Ali Kazgan, who took the award on behalf of Assistant Governor and Chairman of City Tobacco Control Council Ahmet Aydin.
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association First Chairman Akif Koksel gave an award to volunteer Muammer Erturk, who recently quit smoking.

“Social Responsibility Advocacy Awards”

On behalf of the producers of TV series “Turk Mali”, General Coordinator Selda Günsoy received the award from Romanian Ambassodor Traian Chebeleu and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association General Secretary Huseyin Basusta.
Deniz Oral received the award on behalf of the producers of TV series “Papatyam” from Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Board Member Turgay Seremet.
On behalf of the producers of Tv program “Doktorum”, the host Zahide Yetiş received the award from Turkish Anti-Smoking Association General Secretary Huseyin Basusta,
The host of “Esra Erolla Izdivac” Program, Esra Erol received her award from the board member of Ekovitrin Magazine, Kamuran Abacıoglu and Turkish Anti-Smoking Association Board Member Banu Noyan
Turkish Anti-Smoking Association that run services under the presidency of Dr. Mustafa Aydin, organized the eleventh tradional “The True Friends of Humanity” ceremony that bring together many famous names from the world of business, art, and politics.
The night started with the concert of Kent Orkestra and Tanju Babacan’s fashion show with famous models gained a lot of attention.
Tango, Salsa and Latin dances were the highlights the night. Rana Alagoz took stage with “Smoke Hunters” The night ended with Tuğba Özay’s songs from her latest album, guests experienced unforgettable and joyfuy moments.

Year of 2009
10th Anniversary of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association was celebrated in Günay Restaurant. “The True Friends of Humanity” got their awards.

Trational awards of Turkish Anti-Smoking Association “The True Friends of Humanity” were given in Gunay Restaurant on 28 May, 2009, on the 10th anniversary of our Association.
“The True Friends of Humanity” awards were presented to those who struggle and committed themselves to the battle against smoking by Turkish Anti-Smoking Association. The event started with the speech of the Chairman of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association. Dr. Mustafa Aydin, who thanked everyone who fights against smoking, which is the greatest enemy of mankind.
Mustafa Sarigul, The Mayor of Sisli; Ibrahim Sahin, The Head of TRT; Bingur Sonmez, The Dean of the Heart Surgery Department of Memorial Hospital; Aziz Yildirim, the Head of Fenerbahce Sports Club; and Aydin Dogan, The Board Chairman of Dogan Holding were presented the award of “The True Friends of Humanity“. This year Acun Ilicali, TV show producer and Host, Best FM, Radio Statition, Artists Yilmaz Morgul and Tan Sagturk, Model Tugba Ozay, Ozlem Kristal A.S. and Istanbul Aydin University Faculty of Fine Arts were presented the award of “The Pioneers of the Turkish Anti-Smoking Association”.
A large group of invited guests including the Former Minister of Health Bulent Akarcali and businessman Ayhan Bermek has attended the night which hosted by Tuğba Özay. After the music show which was presented by the Tayla Koray orchestra, the guests listened to the songs of Yilmaz Morgul and Selcuk Alagoz. Also the photo exhibition, prepared by Istanbul Aydin University and opened under the lounge of Gunay Restaurant gathered great interest.

Year of 2008

As a traditional event on the establishment anniversary of our association “True Friends of Humanity” Award Ceremony  took place in Harbiye Military Museum Hall on the 27 October 2008.
The ceremony ended with beautiful moments with the attendance of Chairman of Turkish Parliament Koksal Toptan, Health, Family, Work and Social Affairs Committee Chairman of the Turkish National Assembly and AK Party Trabzon Senator Prof. Dr. Cevdet Erdol, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas, artist Orhan Gencebay, famous caricaturist Salih Memecan and other important guests from the world of politics,  bureaucracy, arts, sports, science and  business .

Year of 2007

Year of 2006

In the award ceremony of “The True Friends of Humanity” which has been held every year was carried out in Gar Gazino in 2006.


Year of 2005

In 2005 the award ceremony held for “The True Friends of Humanity” was held in  Dolmabahçe Palace.

The award ceremony of “The True Friends of Humanity” was held in Dolmabahce Palace. It was an unforgettable night by the shore of Bosphorus with the attendance of our guests. One of our valuable guests that didn’t leave us alone at this event was the Istanbul Governor Muammer Guler. The guests enjoyed the wonderful view of Bosphorus all night. Along with the beautiful Bosphorus view, we offered our guests the exquisite cuisine of Istanbul.
This year the award “The True Friends of Humanity” was handed to Governor Muhammer Guler by Dr. President Mustafa Aydin. Because of their valuable contributions and ongoing supports, Board Members were given a thank with plaques by President Dr. Mustafa Aydin.
Awards were presented to the Former Minister of Environment and Forest Osman Pepe, Bahçelievler Mayor Osman Develioglu, Retired General Necdet Timur, artist Seda Sayan, former national football players Tanju Colak, Sansal Buyukaga, Erman Toroglu, film producer and directors of “Sözün Bittigi Yer” Mehmet Gunes and İsmail Güneş, Internal Disease and Gastroenterology specialist Prof. Dr. Murat Tuncer, Kartal Mayor, Arif Daglar and Zeytinburnu Mayor Murat Aydin by the Board of Directors.