Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Mar 2022 - Feb 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

0

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe   (ABTTF)

    EU Transparency Register

    63767476294-52 First registered on 25 Jul 2011

    Goals / Remit

    - To protect and promote the rights of the Turkish community in Western Thrace, Greece and to aid in obtaining solutions for its concerns through democracy and peace.
    - As a non-governmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC), an ordinary member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and a participating NGO in the Fundamental Rights Platform of FRA, it represents the Turkish community in Western Thrace, Greece at international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and lobbying for the solution of its problems.
    - Organizing international panel discussions and/or conferences on minority issues, specifically on the problems of the Turkish community in Western Thrace.
    - Carrying out activities aiming at the integration of the emigrant members of the Turkish community in Western Thrace.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Participating non-governmental organization in the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of FRA
    - Regular participation in the FRP annual meetings and FRA conferences
    - Contributions to the consultations on FRA annual reports, work programmes and multi-annual framework
    - Participation in the meetings of the EP Committees and Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages

    Address

    Head Office
    Wemerstr. 2
    Witten 58454
    GERMANY
    EU Office
    Wemerstr. 2
    Witten 58454
    GERMANY

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%4
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 09 Sep 2023 06 Sep 2024
    Deniz Servantie 15 Apr 2024 14 Apr 2026
    Deniz Servantie 13 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2024
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 16 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2024
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 16 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2024
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 28 Jan 2023 27 Jan 2024
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 06 Sep 2022 06 Sep 2023
    Deniz Servantie 28 Apr 2022 13 Apr 2023
    Deniz Servantie 05 Dec 2020 04 Dec 2021
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 07 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 07 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 07 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2021
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 25 Jan 2020 01 Feb 2021
    Deniz Servantie 27 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2020
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 09 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 09 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 09 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2020
    Mr Aykut GARIPOGLU 20 Dec 2018 11 Sep 2019
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 21 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2019
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 21 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2019
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 10 Jul 2018 09 Jul 2019
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 10 Jul 2018 09 Jul 2019
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 10 Jul 2018 09 Jul 2019
    Mr Aykut GARIPOGLU 03 Jan 2018 20 Dec 2018
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 20 Nov 2017 15 Nov 2018
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 13 Nov 2017 11 Nov 2018
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 20 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2018
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 20 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2018
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 20 Jul 2017 10 Jul 2018
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 11 Nov 2016 11 Nov 2017
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 11 Nov 2016 11 Nov 2017
    Mr Yakup UZUN 13 Sep 2016 15 Dec 2016
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 23 Aug 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 23 Aug 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 23 Aug 2016 21 Jul 2017
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 03 Dec 2015 12 Nov 2016
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 03 Dec 2015 12 Nov 2016
    Mr Yakup UZUN 22 Sep 2015 14 Sep 2016
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 15 Aug 2015 13 Aug 2016
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 15 Aug 2015 04 Dec 2015
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 15 Aug 2015 13 Aug 2016
    Ms Melek KIRMACI ARIK 13 Aug 2014 11 Aug 2015
    Mr Sami GIOUSOUF 05 Dec 2014 03 Dec 2015
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 04 Dec 2014 02 Dec 2015
    Mr Yakup UZUN 24 Sep 2014 22 Sep 2015
    Mr Oguzhan TANRIVERDI 04 Sep 2014 10 Sep 2014
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 13 Aug 2014 11 Aug 2015
    Mrs Melek KIRMACI ARIK 13 Aug 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 24 Jul 2014 22 Jul 2015
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 30 Aug 2013 24 Jul 2014
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 27 Jun 2013 15 Jun 2014
    Mrs Melek KIRMACI ARIK 27 Jun 2013 14 Jun 2014
    Ms Seyhan SARICA 29 May 2013 28 May 2014
    Mr Moustafa KASAP MOUSTAFA 29 May 2013 28 May 2014
    Mr Tjenkiz ISMAIL 24 May 2013 23 May 2014
    Mrs Melek KIRMACI ARIK 11 Dec 2012 27 Jun 2013
    Ms Seyhan SARICA 05 Oct 2012 17 Jun 2013
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 03 Oct 2012 10 Jul 2013
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 26 Sep 2012 27 Jun 2013
    Ms FATIMA AKKUS 03 May 2012 11 Jul 2012
    Mr Kurtulus Engin SOYYILMAZ 22 Nov 2011 26 Sep 2012
    Halit HABIP OGLOU 08 Dec 2011 03 Oct 2012
    Mrs Melek KIRMACI ARIK 27 Jan 2012 11 Dec 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    - Non-govenmental organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN-ECOSOC)

    - Ordinary member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), www.fuen.org

    - Participating non-governmental organization in the Fundamental Rights Platform of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Mar 2022 - Feb 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    176,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Anti-racism and diversity#Traditional minorities, national communities and languages

    Communication activities

    - Co-organization of a conference with the European Free Alliance (EFA) entitled “Fundamental Problems in Education Facing Minorities in Europe: Comparing The Cases of Western Thrace Turks and German Minority in Denmark" on 20 March 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels
    - Co-organization of a conference with UNPO entitled “Freedom of Association in Greece: A Loophole in European Minority Rights Standards” on 2 March 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels
    - Organization of a conference entitled “Human Rights Violations against Ethnic Turks in Greece” on 28
    November 2012 in the European Parliament in Brussels
    - Co-organization of an international panel discussion with the European Free Alliance (EFA) entitled “Ignored Minorities of Greece: Western Thrace Turks and Macedonians” on 17 April 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels
    - Presentations on the problems and issues related to the Turkish community in Western Thrace, Greece at the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages of the European Parliament in 2011 and 2013 in Strasbourg and 2022 online.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    None declared

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