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Galatasaray extends a hand to those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and will take food to regions that need it

He Galatasarayone of the most important teams in Turkish football began work to support their country after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that struck Turkey and Syria last Monday morning.

Through a statement on its official site, the club announced that they would hold a food collection at their facilities to distribute them to the regions where they are most needed.

“As Club Deportivo Galatasaray, we are following the events related to the earthquake, which had its epicenter in Kahramanmara and affected our entire country. In this sense, in order to support AFAD’s aid campaign, products will be collected at the Nef Stadium of the Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex and at the Taçspor Facilities and these collected aids will be delivered to the regions that need it“, reported the team in the letter that it spread through social networks.

Among the objects requested are heaters, thermal underwear, winter gloves, hats, scarves, winter boots, baby food, hygiene supplies such as diapers and sanitary napkins; in addition to flashlights and batteries, among others.

From the moment of the call, the team only stopped to rest a bit on Monday night and resumed activities early on Tuesday. Fans of the club, managers, players and citizens eager to help have participated in the collection.

“With the support of our citizens, aid material began to be collected at the Galatasaray Taçspor facilities,” read another of the publications.

“Erden Timur, the vice president of Galatasaray, and Kerem Aktürkoğlu, one of the captains of our football team, participated in the distribution of relief materials in Hatay,” they highlighted.

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