Tolga Oztorun (Season 01 - Episode 29)
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This Week's Changemaker; Tolga Oztorun Protects Street Animals


On 2 May 2010 Sabanci Foundation's "Turkey's Changemakers" program hosts Tolga Oztorun, a manager in a tourism company, actively works to raise awareness on animal rights.


Tolga Oztorun produced a movie depicting the dangers and conditions that street animals face. The movie starring Sevinc Erbulak and Emre Karayel, with several other Turkish movie stars including Ayla Algan, Derya Alabora, and Lale Mansur, is the first movie on street animals in Turkey and has received great feedback from society.


Tolga Oztorun tries to raise awareness on street animals through his movie, interviews, his online newspaper column and weekly radio show which hosts celebrity guests. He has been working voluntarily as a reporter in an animal shelter run by Fatih Municipality in Istanbul for 6 years. Today 2 thousand animals live in the shelter and Oztorun has a column on the website of the shelter about animal rights.

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