The first General Assembly of the TAPP convenes

The Turkish Alcohol Policy Platform (TAPP), established with the participation of 50 member organizations including the Turkish Green Crescent Society, will hold its first General Assembly for 2014. Details will be provided on the basic work, policies, and vision of the platform during the General Assembly meeting to be made at the Sepetçiler Kasrı at 14:00 on Saturday, April 26.

Details will be provided on the basic work, policies, and vision of the platform during the General Assembly meeting to be made at the Sepetçiler Kasrı at 14:00 on Saturday, April 26.

The Turkish Alcohol Policy Platform (TAPP), which was established on March 8, 2013 with the purpose of ensuring the supervision of alcohol consumption in compliance with contemporary norms, will hold its first General Assembly meeting for the year 2014. The Executive Board to be formed during the TAPP’s General Assembly, which will be held with the participation of its 50 member organizations that are specialized on public health on Saturday, April 26, will hold a press conference after the meeting.

The work for the establishment of the platform started in 2013. The platform focuses on the monitoring and assessment of the production, sale, consumption, advertising, and promotion of alcoholic beverages as well as on alcohol addiction. The TAPP has member organizations which include not only health organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Turkish Green Crescent Society, the Public Health Specialists Association, the Turkish Heart Foundation, the Turkish Society of Cardiology, the Turkish Liver Foundation, the Life Health and Social Services Foundation, the National Pediatrics Association, the Autistic People Care and Training Association, and the Turkish Kidney Foundation, but also civil society organizations (CSOs) from various sectors, including the Istanbul Traffic Foundation, the Consumers Union, the Educators Trade Union, and the Craftsmen and Artisans Association.

In addition to the civil organizations, the public bodies like the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Public Health Agency of Turkey, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, the Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Agency, and the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) take part in the platform as observers.