In alphabetical order... 


Dr. Can Eren

Founding Member

Dr. Can previously worked with the Adana Street Children’s association before joining the Anything For A Smile team. He was instrumental in setting up our association in 2006 and continues to be a vital part of the association, finding local sponsors and promoting AFAS. 

Email: [email protected]








Duygu Seleoğlu

Founding Member - Istanbul Representative

Duygu Özcan, a graduate of Çukurova University, has volunteered with Anything For A Smile for eight years. She also worked as an EVS volunteer in Romania. She manages the active Güldür Gül volunteer group, which conduct a variety of social programs each month. You can view the Güldür Gül Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/339374416174210/








Ece Kaya

Ankara Project Coordinator

Ece Kaya, a graduate of Çukurova University, has volunteered with Anything for a Smile for over five years. She presently resides in Ankara. She was a regular participant in our “JoyTherapy” programs for children with leukemia. She is a graduate of our 1st level Turkish Sign Language course in Adana and has gone on to become a certified sign language interpreter for the Deaf.

Ece presently resides in Ankara and organizes volunteer activities in her free time.








Ingeborg Koltes

Coloring the World Program

Ingeborg Koltes brings thirty years of experience in the project development sector while working in South East Asia and Europe.

She is one of the primary artists and manager of the Coloring the World project, a team which has painted child-friendly wall murals for over 80 children’s hospital wards and schools throughout Turkey.









John Scott

Founding Member, Board of Directors

John has worked in the field of Education and Social Development for the past three decades. He co-founded Anything for A Smile charity in Turkey in 2006 and was the co-director of the Adana Deaf Center from 2011 to 2017.

He serves as primary liaison with various donors, government and public departments for the Safe Haven For Refugees project.


Email:  [email protected]







Metehan Yeltekin

President of the Association

He has been active in various non-governmental organizations since 2013. He has been working in refugee projects of our association since 2017.


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Neslihan Kuş

Project Manager - Child Protection Officer

Neslihan  graduated from Çukurova University, Department of International Relations in 2014. She started her volunteering activities in 2009, participated in the entertainment therapies organized by Çukurova University TOG volunteeer group.  In 2011, she met with the Association for a Smile and took part as a volunteer coordinator in Entertainment Therapies and various child-focused activities. She also works on Child Rights issues and Child Abuse Awareness.

Since 2021, she has been working as the Project Manager in our association.


Email:   [email protected]




Talal Tamerkhan

Board of Directors

Talal is from Damascus and graduated from Çukurova University in the Civil Engineering Department. He has been living in Turkey since 2013. Talal speaks English, Turkish and Arabic and has been a great asset to our program with the many refugees in the region. 


Email:    [email protected]







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