In Photos: Heartwarming Moments As Mesut Ozil Donates to Turkey Syria Earthquake Victims

In Photos: Heartwarming Moments As Mesut Ozil Donates to Turkey Syria Earthquake Victims

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
February 8, 2023 at 5:26 PM
  • The world woke up to the sad news of a devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday morning
  • Since then the world has united with one voice, offering prayer and aid to the victims
  • Football stars are racing to provide help to the victims of the devastating earthquake straddling Turkey and Syria

Mesut Ozil has joined a bandwagon of altruistic sports stars rendering assistance to victims of the earthquake which struck through Turkey and Syria.

A powerful earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing more than 11,500 people in the early hours of Monday.

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Mesut Ozil donated relief items for the victims of the Turkey-Syria earthquake. Photo credit: @M10
Source: Twitter

Since the heartwrenching news trickled in, the global football community and the world at large has poured out heartfelt messages to the victims of the quake disaster.

Famous footballers are coming to the aid of the Turkey-Syria earthquake victims, with former Germany international Mesut Ozil being the latest to offer a helping hand.

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In photos shared on social media, the ex-Real Madrid attacker of Turkish descent was seen in the company of friends as they donated relief items.

He even took to his official Twitter handle to add a warming message to his great humanitarian gesture:

"Together we can achieve anything in difficult times."

The death toll from the powerful quakes that struck the two nations has risen to nearly 11,500, as rescuers continued to pull survivors, per The Guardian.

Meanwhile, companies around the world are also racing to provide help to the victims of the devastating earthquake, by donating food, medicines, services and cash, per CNN Business.

Ronaldo donates to quake victims

Aside from Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo has teamed up with his former Juventus teammate, Leonardo Bonucci to help the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday morning.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria, leaving more than 10,000 dead.

World leaders and personalities have continued to send in their tributes and well wishes, as the two countries grapple with one of the worst disasters in recent times.

Conflicting reports about Atsu

In a rather disturbing update, officials of Turkish Super Lig club Hatayspor, have disclosed that Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu is yet to be found, 48 hours after he was trapped under rubble following an earthquake in Turkey, Sports Brief earlier reported.

On Tuesday, reports indicated the 31-year-old has been pulled out of the wreckage alive, a day after he went missing.

However, the latest information trickling in from the club states that the player is still trapped with sporting director Taner Savut.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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