EMERGENCY Turkey earthquake appeal

Head Office Circular No. NP/32/23


To all Branches and Regional Councils


10th February 2023


Dear Colleagues


EMERGENCY Turkey earthquake appeal


The recent earthquakes are strongest to hit Turkey since 1939 and big cities such as Adana, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Osmaniye, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Malatya, or Hatay are critically affected. At the time of writing the death toll stands at over 21,500, with many more missing and thousands displaced.


The TUC works closely with the trade union federations in Turkey DISK and KESK. DISK and ​KESK ​​​​​have many members in the concerned areas and are gathering all possible efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the trade-unionists and their families during this tragic period. The TUC is calling for urgent contributions to go to the ITUC-Asia Pacific Natural Disaster Fund to help support the relief efforts. 


To help ensure that donations from UK unions are earmarked for our sister unions in Turkey, please include a payment reference "DISK & KESK" with your donation.


The ITUC-AP Bank Account is as follows:


ITUC - Asia Pacific DBS Bank Limited 12 Marina Boulevard Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 3 Singapore 018982
Account No: 003-945670-0
Swift Code: DBSSSGSG
Payment reference: DISK & KESK


Yours sincerely

20200518 Mick Lynch sig

Michael Lynch

General Secretary