Search and Rescue Association

Mission of Organization

AKUT is an NGO originally formed by a few mountaineers with the initial aim of aiding those who require emergency aid in mountain terrain or other nature-related accidents. These mountaineers, who formed a group of tight-knit and well acquainted members, carried out their initial work according to their upstanding moral and ethical values. Although unwritten at first, their values were easily codified as each member was of the same mind. With the process that began with the Adana-Ceyhan earthquake at 1998 and continued with the Marmara quake of 17 August 1999, membership increased and the profile of members underwent changes. In an environment where there are an increasing number of people and ideas, having a written ethical code became necessary in order to prevent clashing concepts, loss of ethics, principles and aims whilst preserving the integrity of these values and reflecting these values correctly to potentially new members as well as the public at large. As time went on, there were, naturally, changes to the ethical code, however, AKUT now places utmost importance to preserve its core values stated above, and for all past, present and future members to unite and uphold these values. For now, AKUT works as 26 units through Turkey.

Impact of the Organization

AKUT works to address creating awareness of disasters/accidents and assisting and rescuing all who require aid within its authority and means, in mountain or other nature-related accidents, natural disasters and all other emergency conditions by means of well-trained, disciplined, high-standard personnel and equipment, passing on knowledge to society with no political affiliation.

AKUT with its 26 units accomplished 1056 search and rescue operations and saved 1428 people and several animals/ lives.

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