The ARI Movement and Terror Free Tomorrow together will conduct a series of public opinion surveys in Turkey. For the first time in a major comprehensive effort since 9/11, Turks will be asked specific and detailed questions on which positive policies and aid from the non-Muslim world they support. Policies to be surveyed range from humanitarian relief for natural disasters, to health care, education, development assistance, micro-credit, trade, immigration, HIV/AIDS prevention, etc.
The ARI Movement, one of the leading NGOs in Turkey, is an independent social movement founded in 1994. The mission of the organization is to foster the values of participatory democracy, promoting civil society's role in Turkey. The ARI Movement also works with think-tanks and NGOs in Europe and the United States to enhance Turkish-Western dialogue and understanding, including international security conferences, publication of the Turkish Policy Quarterly, exchange programs with U.S., EU and Middle East and conducting critical research to further mutual respect and democratic empowerment. Headquartered in Istanbul, the ARI Movement has a branch in Brussels where a comprehensive EU-related agenda is also managed.
Over the past year, Terror Free Tomorrow has successfully identified critical ways that positive American actions can reverse anti-Americanism in the Muslim world. Relying on Terror Free Tomorrow's nationwide surveys-the first after the tsunami in Indonesia and earthquake in Pakistan-the leaders of the U.S. military have stated that American humanitarian assistance was more effective in countering terrorism than any attack mission.
Terror Free Tomorrow's surveys have also been cited by Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, and in the US Congress, at the United Nations, and by the US Department of State and Department of Defense.