The National Cooperative Union of Turkey creates bank account to support cooperatives affected by the earthquakes

23 Mar 2023

Since two earthquakes occurred in the south of Turkey and in Syria on 6 February, more than 50 thousand people lost their lives, while more than 120 thousand people were injured. Millions of people are seeking shelter in difficult weather and living conditions. Many cooperatives in this region suffered losses of life and property. The work of cooperatives has been greatly negatively affected.

Upon the request of ICA members asking how they can help the ones affected within the cooperative movement in the region, the National Cooperative Union of Turkey (Turkiye Koop) has opened a Bank account to provide assistance to the cooperatives damaged by the earthquake in Turkey.

Bank Account IBAN Number

National Cooperative Union of Turkey (Turkiye Koop)

Bank Swift Code: TCZBTR2A

TR13 0001 0017 6548 3410 8150 11 (Dollars)

TR40 0001 0017 6548 3410 8150 10 (Euro)

“Due to the earthquake in our country, the willingness of the ICA and its members to help made us all happy. Previously, the Turkish National Cooperative Union (Turkiye Koop) had requested that the assistance provided by ICA Member cooperatives be provided to national and international aid organizations as general assistance. We has just created a bank account to support the cooperative movement”, has said Muammer Niksarlı Turkiye Koop President in a letter adressed to ICA President Ariel Guarco.

For more information you are invited to contact Mr. Ünal Örnek, at


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