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.