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English Premier League: Ilkay Gündogan is committed to assisting the earthquake-affected regions of Syria and Turkey


AndEarly Monday morning, a big earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria, causing massive destruction in various regions. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake tragically left thousands dead, and it is estimated that hundreds of people are still trapped under the rubble.

Since then, there have been huge waves of support, both from the volunteers who work tirelessly on the grounds and from personalities making vital contributions in the form of donations.

One of those people is a gamer Manchester City Ilkay Gundogan. The midfielder expressed his deep concern after Monday’s events and made it clear that he wanted to try to help those affected. The footballer said: “My family and I are very worried about the events. Our thoughts are now with the people in crisis areas. It is essential that we stick together. People need our help.”

My family and I were very concerned about the events. Our thoughts are now with people in crisis areas.

Ilkay Gundogan

Rescue workers search for survivors of the earthquake in Aleppo

The footballer showed great solidarity with the cause The German of Turkish origin and his wife Sarah donated two truckloads of bread to the areas most affected by the disaster. The couple has been in contact with the food supplier for HEG Gida, from Balikesir (Turkey), Specifically where are Gundogan’s parents and other family members from. The player’s father is there and has helped arrange transportation.

The Germany international insisted he would continue to do his best to help: “The encouragement and support we have received so far has been fantastic! At the moment we are trying to collect more food and material donations, such as baby food, blankets, hygiene products, warm clothes and after that and in coordination with the Turkish Embassy in London We will start transportation to Turkey.

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