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Date of foundation 1989
Internet site www.turkiyemsdernegi.org
Cause Health, Various
For Profit or Not For Profit Not For Profit
Contact Işın Aktan
Auditor Ayşegül Düren

Mission & Activities

MS dernegi has been founded in 1989 to inform and support individuals suffering from MS and their relatives. 

They own a 1.000m2 building in Sisli where they have a large physiotherapy room for exercices as well as for yoga classes. They have also a psychotherapy space and a space for recreational and social activities (like painting). 

Every year, they are organising a large conference about MS in May gathering more than 250 people (academicians, doctors, patients).

Their objectives are:

  • Make MS nationwidely known and rasie awareness of public.
  • Enable physical, psychological and legal support and rehabilitiation for MS patients and their relatives
  • Train MS patients and tehir relatives about the disease
  • Follow the scientific studeis about MS and inform the patients
  • plan social activities to cheer up the patients and their relatives
  • Organise a fair to create resources for supporting MS patients
  • Organise projects like "reading for MS" in cooperation with schools
  • Sell designed necklaces and bracelets in cooperation with institutions, organise such activities at least once a year. 

Main figures & Metrics

  Avg # of participants to the monthly information meeting #of people having beneffited from physiotherapy

#of people having participated to the cultural activities

Total revenues (TL) Total adminisrative expenses/ Total revenues
2013       341.148  
2014       229.331  
2015       218.471  


Source of funds

MS Dernek owns the building in which they are, they also owns a service bus that they received from MS International. 

Their activities, like the yearly organisation of the congress of MS in May, is financed through the sponsoring of pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, Merck, Bayer, Biogen, Teva and Roche.

Board & staff

ChairmanAyşen İnci
Vice President and Head of Medical BoardAksel Siva
Secretary GeneralAyşegül Düren
General CoordinatorIşın Aktan
Medical BoardDoç. Dr. Murat Kürtüncü
Medical BoardMelih Tütüncü
Medical BoardGülsen Akman Demir
MS patientYeşim Akpınar
MS patientÖzlem Coşar
PhysiotherapistAnıl Tekeoğlu

Bank details

Türkiye İş Bankası Levent Şubesi
TLTR02 0006 4000 0011 0351 0560 68
AKBANK Zincirli Kuyu Şubesi
TLTR17 0004 6004 3688 8000 0057 76

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