International Experience

  • TOKİ received the United Nation’s HABITAT Scroll of HONOR in 1994 for having provided housing credits to hundreds of thousands of low and medium income families and for having implemented the Erzincan Earthquake Reconstruction Project successfully.
  • TOKİ performs housing and urbanization activities under the existence of data flow with international establishments. After HABITAT II Conference (organized by TOKİ in Istanbul in 1996), TOKİ was accepted as the administration in charge that provides a coordination with all of official and private establishments for its studies being performed in accordance with Habitat decisions and it has been showing activities in this respect.
  • 1050 housing units together with a sports center, school, mosque, hospital renovation and a cultural center and infrastructure construction in Banda Aceh region of Indonesia for those losing their houses in the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in South Asia in 2004 and 500 houses with commercial center, society center, library, pre-school, Buddhist temple, priest housing, waste water refinery, water storage, Ottoman guest house and gym, together with the infrastructure constructions and in Sri Lanka, Matara region for the victims of the same disaster were completed with necessary social facilities and put into service. “Muzafferabad Local Government Management” complex project has been realized in Jammu and Kashmir States after the earthquake to the northeast of Pakistan in 2005, and 2 primary schools, 2 dormitories, 197 houses, 12 management buildings, one mosque, a college building, conference and exhibition hall, shopping center, guesthouse, gym, transformer and generator buildings were constructed. After the flood disaster that occurred in Pakistan in 2010, implementations of 4620 houses and 37 social facilities, and their tenders in the first half of 2011 were completed and completion of the project in 2013 is planned for Pencap, Belucistan ve Sindh. Finally, TOKI started efforts for construction of a 200-bed hospital, occupational college of nursing, school, roads and drainage systems, mosque, bazaar etc. fundamental facilities in Mogadishu region of Somalia.
  • These constructions are realized under the frame of Turkish National Tender Law, like the other implementations of TOKİ and during the construction stages, TOKİ personnel has been temporarily assigned to control the implementation procedure on the projects sites.
  • These kind of implementations are financed by the donations and human aids realized and collected after such kind of natural disasters.
  • In 2008, TOKİ was awarded the “International Award for Entrepreneurship in Real Estate and Housing Development” sponsored by Expo Italia Real Estate (EIRE).
  • In 2008, TOKİ’s Erzincan-Çarşı Quarter Urban Renewal-Slum Transformation Project was selected as a “Good Practice” in the Habitat Best Practices Award organization.
  • North Ankara Entrance Urban Renewal Development Project of TOBAŞ was selected as one of the “Good Practices” for the year 2009 by the international selection committee of the UN-Habitat Business Awards, China.
  • Drawing upon its accumulated body of knowledge and experience in the fields of housing and human settlements, TOKİ performs studies related to arranging similar meetings and organizations about its activity subjects and sharing with relevant occupation groups. Two Housing Conventions were arranged by TOKİ on April 8- 9, 2006 and on March 3 - 4, 2011 in İstanbul with contributions of international participants.
  • The practices carried out by TOKİ throughout the country and the fact that the developed models are monitored curiously in the international platform entail information exchange and cooperation requests by various countries. Negotiations with similar corporations and establishments of nearly 80 countries, particularly regional countries are in progress, and memorandums of “cooperation in the field of mass housing development” are being signed with various countries.