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 UN HABITAT II Conference (organized by TOKİ in Istanbul in 1996), TOKİ was accepted as the public body in charge that provides a coordination with all of official and private establishments for its studies being performed in accordance with this conference decisions and it showed follow-up activities in this respect.

■ 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 meetings and organizations about its activity subjects and sharing with relevant occupation groups, in national and international level. 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. Convention Books were prepared by TOKİ to gather the speeches therein, and was shared with all participants and those concerned in the sector.

■ TOKİ model which became a known and trusted brand throughout the world attracts attention at international platforms and offers are made from several countries for implementation of the model. The offers are replied in the form of experience sharing and counseling, and official requests also are received constantly for utilization of TOKİ practice with regard to construction. That shows the credit of TOKİ as a model at international scale and attention showed to it especially by public initiatives to its "model" status.

"TOKİ Model", in the sense of most effective channeling to those in need of globally decreasing public resources, is submitted as a "best experience" developed by Türkiye within the Side Events UN HABITAT III Conference which was held in Quito, in 2016.

■ There are also construction activities carried out by TOKİ abroad. Constructions abroad are funded through post-disaster donations and humanitarian relieves, and TOKİ conducts its activities as the implementation unit of these projects carried out as a grant by the Republic of Türkiye (in line with official assignments of the Government). In this context; there are TOKİ implementations in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Somalia.

(1050 houses in Banda Aceh region of Indonesia for those losing their houses in the earthquake in 2004 and tsunami that occurred in South Asia and 500 houses in Sri Lanka for the victims of the same disaster were completed with necessary social facilities and put into service.

"Muzafferabad Local Government Management" complex project 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, a mosque, college building, conference and exhibition hall, shopping center, guesthouse and gym were constructed.

After the flood disaster that occurred in Pakistan in 2010, construction of 4620 houses and 37 social facilities were completed.

In Somalia, the construction of the 200-bed hospital, 40-class nurse-college and a place of worship for two thousand people on enclosed and open areas has been finalized. TOKİ personnel followed these implementation processes via provisional engagements throughout the work.)

After the earthquake of 6.4 magnitude that occurred in Albania on 26 November 2019, in order to meet the shelter needs of earthquake victims, construction of 522 housing units in the city of Laç was completed (as a grant from the Republic of Türkiye) within 1 year (under the coordination of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change and TOKİ's construction responsibility). Within the scope of the project, 37 commercial units, indoor and outdoor parking lots were built, together with the housing units.

■  Within the scope of a new international project which has been given a start by early 2020, as a grant from the Republic of Türkiye, technical studies have been completed for the construction of a total of 500 housing units in Ukraine for the Crimean Turks. The framework agreement on cooperation in the field of housing between the two countries related to the Project was signed on 10 April 2021.