PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

To raise the public awareness concerning the fight against addiction and to encourage public reflexion about this important subject, we organized the 3rd International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest. 414 cartoonists from 51 countries participated with 787 cartoons to our highly praised contest which attracted great attention. In the contest; In addition to subheadings such as drug, tobacco, alcohol, technology and gambling addiction, it was aimed to address the destructive damages of addictions to human and society.

With the first contest that we organized in 2016, dimensions of addictions harming human and social life were pointed out in these special works. Once more, with the contest, the global risk of addiction was seen through works from different countries and cultural codes. This contest helped us raise global awareness as well as look at addiction from different perspectives against addiction problem threatening all humanity.

We believe that the International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest, which will be held for the fourth time this year, will have the same attention, and that looking at addiction from the eyes of the world cartoonists will arouse different emotions and raise awareness in everyone.

We expect cartoonists to participate in our competition.

Our promise and determination to fight against addiction that was given a century ago is getting stronger every day. Glad you stand by us with our struggle!

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