Frequently Asked Questions

1. WHO CAN BE A MEMBER OF DMEDD?

-Officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and their spouses can be members of DMEDD.

-A person not working at (or be retired from) the MFA, but having demonstrated a personal involvement and participation to the DMEDD activities and considered to be valuable to the Association can be accepted as a “Fellow Member”. Prospective fellow member has to fill out the related form and submit it to the approval of the Executive Board. (Please click to see the form). Fellow members have no right to vote and to be elected in the Association.

2. HOW CAN I SUPPORT DMEDD?

Our bank accounts for your educational donations:

Dışişleri Mensupları Eşleri Dayanışma Derneği

Türkiye İş Bankası Güvenevler Şubesi

Turkish Lira Account (TL): 4242-0003171
IBAN: TR50 0006 4000 0014 2420 003171

Euro Account (EUR): 4242- 0356413
IBAN:TR03 0006 4000 0024 2420 356413

Dollar Account (USD): 4242-0339842
IBAN:TR56 0006 4000 0024 2420 339842

* Please inform us by phone or e-mail about your donation indicating your name, address and telephone numbers.

3. HOW CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER FOR DMEDD ACTIVITIES?

If you would like to be a volunteer for DMEDD activities, please complete our “ Volunteer Form” click to see the form DMEDD will contact you when your assistance is needed.

4. HOW CAN I HEAR ABOUT DMEDD ACTIVITIES?

All our activities are announced in our English and Turkish monthly newsletters as well as at our web site. Don’t forget to subscribe to our e-bulletin at our web site and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

5. WHO CAN APPLY FOR DMEDD EDUCATION FUND?

Eligibility and Conditions of DMEDD’s Educational Fund are:

1- Children of Martyrs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or members of other Ministries who were serving abroad are all eligible for DMEDD’s educational assistance till the age of 23 as long as they continue their education.
2- Children of diplomats from Ministry of Foreign Affairs who passed away while on duty are also qualify for DMEDD’s educational assistance as long as they continue to their education till the age of 23.
3- General conditions of eligibility for other categories approved by Executive Board are:

    - Applicants have to have successful educational background
    - Applicants have financial difficulties
    - Only one of the parents of the Applicant has to be the Ministry official and no long-term appointment abroad (for MFA Applications)

DMEDD announces its annual scholarship every year on June within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the end of evaluation process of all applications according to the specific criteria for each category, selected candidates are submitted to the Executive Board for further assessment and approval.

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