The CYDD became one of the largest and most progressive non-governmental organizations in Turkey after its foundation.
The CYDD is involved in many educational projects including building schools, dormitories, rehabilitation and cultural centers, publication and donation of books, donation of musical instruments, organization of panels and conferences and providing scholarships to students at all levels.
Turkan Saylan's house and the Association for Support for Contemporary Life (CYDD
), hundreds of citizens made donations to CYDD
Police searched house of Turkan Saylan, the chairperson of CYDD
for 7 hours, raided 14 branches of CYDD
and detained 30 of its administrators.