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We are now a member of European Guide Dogs Federation

The Guide Dogs Association in Turkey (Rehber Köpekler Derneği) has been accepted as a member of the European Guide Dogs Federation as of November 18th, 2014

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Talking Turkey

EGDF is delighted to welcome as a new member Rehber Köpekler Derneği, the Guide Dog Association in Turkey. With a population of over 76 million people and no guide dogs, Turkey has badly needed this service.

Nurdeniz Tuncer, a visually impaired lawyer, has started the first guide dog association in Turkey. She is being helped by her friend and guide dog user Maggie Moore, who is the wife of the British ambassador to Turkey. Because it is is a mainly Muslim country, Turkey does not have a strong dog culture and Maggie has been able to raise awaareness of the valuable role of guide dogs and become an ambassador in her own right.

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BCC in Turkey Newsletter about our association’s foundation.

Rehber Köpekler Derneği – the Guide Dog Association of Turkey has just been established.

With a population of over 76 million people and no guide dogs, there was a real need for this service.

BCCT member, Att. Nurdeniz Tuncer has been the initiator for the establishment of the first guide dog association in Turkey. She is being helped by her friend and guide dog user Maggie Moore, who is the wife of the British ambassador to Turkey. Culturally, Turkey does not have a strong dog culture and Maggie has been able to raise awareness of the valuable role of guide dogs and become an ambassador in her own right.

Guide Dog means liberty

Bayan Maggie Moore ve rehber köpeğinin fotoğrafıBritish Ambassador Richard Moore’s wife, Maggie Moore is visually impaired. But she is not having much difficulty in her everyday life thanks to her guide dog, Star. Moore, education is preparing to establish a foundation to promote Turkey in this type of dog that holds 50 thousand pounds.

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