Article 1. Title of Foundation is “FOUNDATION OF FREEDOM AGAIN TO TURKISH CHILDREN”. Hereinafter it is to be referred as “Foundation” in this Charter of Foundation.


Article 2. Head Office of the Foundation is in İstanbul. Management Head Office may be moved to another city, branches, agencies and offices may be established within the country or abroad after fulfillment of legal provisions and upon decision of the Board of Directors.

Address of the Foundation: İstanbul, Kadıköy, Kozyatağı, Bağlarbaşı Sokak, Hürriyet Sitesi, C/45.

Change of address is to be notified too the relevant authorities.


Article 3. The purpose of the Foundation is to spend effort in supporting physically and mentally the children incited to commit a crime, during and after their arresting and conviction, in order to provide their positive development in physical, spiritual, moral and mental aspects, in acquisition of self-confidence and in gaining creative and fruitful personality in society and to help the government in the broadest sense in solution of problems suffered by children incited to commit a crime.
The Foundation, in order to achieve these goals, carries out primarily the following studies:
a.     To cooperate with the local government to establish and operate boarding homes, social facilities, rehabilitation centers and similar institutes especially for children under the danger of being incited to commit a crime after conviction, and when necessary, to transfer those established, to the local government,
b.     To announce the problems suffered by children under arrest and conviction or after discharge to public which is not sufficiently aware of those problems and to arrange conferences, panels, seminars for causing them to be adopted by public opinion, to develop cooperation with these institutes in order to provide publications and broadcasting to be made in written or spoken media,
c.     To make and cause to make quality and quantity researches, psycho-medical, educational, social studies regarding protection of the children concerned and the protective institutes in order to be submitted to the relevant public institutes and to be published; to publish and to transmit and announce those studies to the relevant communities in several modes,
d.     To develop organizations for tracing and inspection of children after they are returned back to society,
e.     To spend necessary efforts before the relevant authorities for providing the application of provisions already available in legislation for children incited to commit crimes but not applied previously due to variety of reasons,
f.      Under necessary cases, to spend necessary efforts before the relevant authorities to regulate a new legislation or to add new provisions to the already available legislation for children incited to commit crimes ,
g.     To develop cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance and Customs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, local administrations, relevant units of universities and other institutions and other international organizations,
h.     To start attempts for raising experts in the fields concerning the subject,


Article 4. Assets of the Foundation consist of cash, properties and rights the description and value of which are listed in the enclosures.


Article 5. Revenue sources of the Foundation are as follows:
a.      Any kind of cash, properties, instruments and similar values and donated real estates, aids and wills made for the purpose of achievement of purposes of the Foundation and accepted by the Board of Directors,
b.    Revenues to be assigned by general and annexed budget administrations and by international organizations,
c.     Revenues to be obtained from operations of the Foundation,
d.     Further revenues.


Article 6. The Foundation is represented by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may form an Executive Committee consisting of its own members in order to use a part of its powers, it may authorize all or a part of the members of the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee to represent and bind the Foundation with minimum two signatures.


Article 7. Organs of the Foundation are as follows:
a.     General Assembly
b.     The Board of Directors
c.     General Manager of the Foundation
d.     Audition Committee
e.     Committee of Honor
f.     Consultation Committee


Article 8. General Assembly consists of the following members:
a.     Founders whose names are mentioned in the Charter of Foundation,
b.     Those accepted as members by the Board of Directors due to their activities for achievement of Foundation goals and due to their contributions to Foundation,
c.     Members of the Committee of Honor,
d.     Members of the Consultation Committee.

Article 9. General Assembly meets once in every two years as usual upon invitation of the Board of Directors. At the meeting, participation of minimum half of the members mentioned in clauses a and b of Article 8 is sought. If this condition is not maintained, a second meeting is to be held within 15 days at the latest. Majority is not sought at the second meeting.
The first General Assembly is to be held 2 years after the Foundation is founded.
Unusual General Assembly meeting is held upon positive decision of the 2/3 of the full number of the Board of Directors.
The General Assembly evaluates the operations of the Board of Directors and takes guiding decisions, votes for the members of the Board of Directors and the Auditors Committee. The Foundation resolves the modifications to be made on the Charter of Foundation.
The Committee of Honorary Members and the Committee of the Consultation members join the discussions of the General Assembly but cannot vote.


Article 10. The first Board of Directors consists of 7 persons listed below:
–         Güney Haştemoğlu
–         Nurcan Denizli
–         Binnaz Döker
–         Şükriye Akbıyık
–         Perihan Acar
–         Rukiye Şensoy
–         Şengül Ayber

Service term of the Board of Directors is 2 years. It is replaced by 3 members to be chosen by drawing lots. The new members are to be chosen by the General Assembly.
The members whose terms are completed and to depart from the Board of Directors may be nominated again.

Article 11. The Board of Directors is to choose a Chairman, a Vice President, a General Secretary and an Accountant among its members for a period of two years.

Article 12. The Board of Directors meets once a month. It holds an unusual meeting upon written demand of minimum 3 members or upon the invitation of the Chairman. .

Article 13. Meeting Quorum is one more than the number of members of the Board of Directors and Decision Quorum is one more than half of the number of members attending the meeting. For decisions regarding replacement of The Charter of Foundation or liquidation of the assets of the Foundation, positive votes of minimum 5 members are required.
The member who has not attended 2 or 3 meetings consecutively and whose excuse is not accepted by the Board of Directors is considered as withdrawn from his duty. The members who have withdrawn this way or resigned and departed are replaced by appointment of the Board of Directors in order to serve until the General Assembly. If the number of the members of the Board of Directors is reduced more than 3, then unusual General Assembly is to be held.

Article 14. The Board of Directors performs the following operations in addition to the duties assigned to it under laws, regulations, Charter of Foundation and the decisions of the General Assembly:
a.     To represent the Foundation
b.     To open and operate institutes and facilities compliant with the purpose of Foundation, to rent buildings, to construct buildings, to demolish and rebuilt and repair and extend them if necessary, to purchase, sell or dispose of estates with the permission of the authorities, to make any kind of dispositions on immovable estates of the Foundation, to found companies, to be partner to those already founded and to depart from them.
c.     To prepare and apply the budget and operation schedule of the Foundation, to examine the final account and the reports of the Foundation for the previous year and to act accordingly, to determine the payment procedures.
d.     To start suit in favor of the Foundation, to follow up the suits in favor or against the Foundation, to decide on peace or release.
e.     To decide on acceptance of donations and aids compliant with the aims of the Foundation, to make investments regarding increase of Foundation revenues.
f.      To determine the rules regarding the working order, remuneration, dismissal of the personnel employed by the Foundation.
g.     To plan the business to be started, to determine the working principles and priorities, to prepare regulations and to modify them if necessary.
h.     In case of legal reasons such as decease, resign, irregular attendance and further reasons, to appoint members to the Board of Directors within a month.
i.      To arrange the meetings of the General Assembly, Committee of Honorary Members, Consultation Committee, to carry out the invitations and to determine the agenda.

Article 15. Members of the Board of Directors are not to be paid for these duties. However if a member of the Board of Directors is assigned as the Foundation employee and performs a professional study, he may be paid for this service.


Article 16. For the management of the Foundation, a manager may be appointed by the Board of Directors from or outside the members of the Board of Directors. In case the manager is chosen from outside the members of the Board of Directors, he may attend theBoard meetings but cannot vote.


Article 17. The first auditors committee consists of 3 members listed below:
–         Seval Kanmaz
–         Zuhal Meriç
–         Birsen Birge

The Auditors Committee consists of 3 members chosen by the General Assembly secret vote to serve for a period of 2 years. The Auditors Committee inspects the revenues and expenses and the records of the Foundation minimum twice a year and submits the results to the Board of Directors, and the end of term reports to the General Assembly.


Article 18. The Committee of the Honorary Members constitute of members chosen by the Board of Directors, who are to activate Foundation operations, to strengthen the monetary and mental support and solidarity within and outside the country, and who bear national and international reputation.


Article 19. The Consultation Committee is chosen by the Board of Directors among members who are able to form opinions on medicine, education, law and in other study fields of the Foundation and to develop business programs and to present their views on subjects brought up by the Board of Directors.
The Consultation Committee meets when required by studies and minimum once a year. The Consultation Committee determines its own operation and management system.


Article 20. Minimum %80 of the annual revenues of the Foundation are reserved for the purposes of the Foundation and for the services included within the general, private and annexed budget administrations.


Article 21. To make a modification in the Charter of Foundation is under the authority of the Board of Directors provided that primarily to be submitted for approval of the first General Assembly. Official procedures regarding modification are to be carried out by the Board of Directors.


Article 22. Termination of Foundation is realized upon the decision of the Board of Directors and after approved by the General Assembly.
In case of Liquidation of the Foundation, the remaining assets are to be transferred to another foundation or institute founded for the same purpose upon approval of the General Assembly.

Article 23. Account year of the Foundation is a calendar year.

Article 24. The Foundation is subject to the inspection and audition of the General management of Foundations in accordance with the provisions of Code no. 903 and the relevant regulations.

Article 25. For subjects not mentioned or regulated in the Charter of Foundation, relevant regulations, laws and instructions and general legal provisions are to be applied.

(Charter of Foundation announced by the Official Journal dated November 14, 1992 No.: 21405 on page: 57
Decision of Registration: Kadıköy 1. Civil Basic Court of Peace dated 23/9/1992, decision no. E:1992/457, K: 1992/700.)