PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

In order to raise the public awareness concerning fight against addiction and to encourage public reflexion about this important subject, we organized the International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest. 150 artists from 65 countries participated with 1225 cartoons to our highly praised contest.Artists was expected to attract public attention to topics such as tobacco, alcohol, technology and gambling addiction, as well as the negative effect of addiction to the society.

Special works which were exclusive from each other showed the dimensions and addictions that harm human and community life with the first contest. Once more, the global risk of addiction was seen through works from different countries and culture. This contest help us raise global awareness as well as watch addiction from different perspectives.

We believe that looking at addictions in their eyes of the world cartoonists will awake different sentiments for everyone and The International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest which we will organize for the second time will get the same attention.

In this way, I would like to thank all the participants who participated in the contest and who will be attending for their sensitivity to the subject.

A century ago, it gets stronger every day in our hope and determination in the "promise" to fight against addiction. Glad you stand by us with our struggle!

Best regards,
Prof. Dr. Mücahit Öztürk
President of the Turkish Green Crescent Society