Van Earthquake and Hürriyet
Immediately after the deeply shocking Van earthquake, Hürriyet supplied thousands of blankets to the region and launched a large-scale assistance campaign three days after the disaster.
Organized in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent, the campaign aimed to establish a Hürriyet Neighborhood at Van Erciş backed by reader donations. Thanks to the campaign, kicked off with a TL 2 million donation from Hürriyet, Kanal D and Doğan Holding, about 600 container houses were provided by end-December. The houses were designed to satisfy all needs of a family and comprised a bedroom, bathroom, WC and kitchen. Some 30 streets in the neighborhood are named after the top donors.