Public Statement from WFD, WFDYS and WASLI Official Accommodation and Tours in Istanbul, Turkey. 18 July – 2 August 2015

That World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), WFD Youth Section (WFDYS) and World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) are aware there is another group claiming to organise accommodation and tours as part of the WFD, WFDYS and WASLI gatherings taking place in Turkey in 2015. While WFD, WFDYS and WASLI recognise every group and individual has the right to the practice of free enterprise, the organisations wish to emphasise that this group is not affiliated with WFD, WFDYS, WASLI, Turkish National Federation of the Deaf (TNFD) or the Organising Committees for both congresses.  This an unauthorised action and one which we strongly disapprove of.  The only approved and affiliated organiser is TNFD and its partners.

To register and submit abstracts for the WFD World Congress and/or the WASLI Conference, and to book conference-affiliated accommodation and tours, please visit the official websites:


WASLI Conference

WFD Congress

 Jenny Nilsson  Debra Russell  Colin Allen
 WFDYS President  WASLI President  WFD President
 1 October 2014  1 October 2014  1 October 2014