A thank-you plaque was given to Türk Telekom within the scope of activities for the Cancer Week in honor of the “Smoking Cessation Polyclinics” that have been founded for its over 25,000 employees. Türk Telekom CEO K. Gökhan Bozkurt received the plaque offered within the scope of the Cancer Week, organized in cooperation of the Ministry of Health Department of Fight with Cancer, Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) and the National Cancer Advisory Board of Turkey, from Health Minister Recep Akdağ. Turkey’s leading communication and convergence technologies company Türk Telekom was given a thank-you plaque within the scope of the Cancer Week activities, organized in cooperation of the Ministry of Health Department of Fight with Cancer, Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) and the National Cancer Advisory Board of Turkey. Türk Telekom CEO K. Gökhan Bozkurt received the plaque from Health Minister Recep Akdağ during the activities on 3-4 April 2011 in Ankara.
“Türk Telekom Smoking Cessation Polyclinics”, established within the scope of the “Smokefree Air Zone Project” initiated by the Ministry of Health in 2008 played a significant role in receiving this thank-you plaque. Over 25,000 Türk Telekom employees all over the country are able to apply to Türk Telekom Smoking Cessation Polyclinics. The project is a first worldwide from the aspect of the scope of its beneficiary group.
As one of the greatest corporate employers in Turkey, underlining the value for public health created by the smoking cessation activities targeting employees, Türk Telekom CEO K. Gökhan Bozkurt said:
“We have been supporting the Smokefree Air Zone Project through the processes that we adopt, ever since it was first initiated. Our activities geared towards our employees in this subject create a strong impact considering the extent of our workforce. We believe that the Smoking Cessation Polyclinics that we have most recently established create a multiplier effect for Turkey to achieve a smokefree air zone. This thank-you plaque that we have received in the Cancer Week is extremely significant for us. We shall continue our projects against smoking for the sake of our employees and for public health. "