Turkish broadcasters raise 21 million Turkish Lira for Somalia

Two Turkish broadcasters have raised an astonishing 21 million Turkish Lira for Somalia during a fundraising national telethon.

The broadcasters, ATV and A Haber joined the national campaign in Turkey to help famine stricken Somalia during the worst drought for 60 years in Africa. Titled “It Is Time For Humanity In Somalia” the telethon was a great success and raised more than 15 million TL in the first two hours alone.

The telethon, featuring celebrities and public figures of Turkey who helped by taking calls from people who wanted to donate to help Somalia, is the latest show of support from Turkey to Somalia. According to the United Nations, more than 29,000 children under the age of five have already died during the drought in Somalia alone.

The biggest donation of the night came from Agaoglu Group CEO: Ali Agaoglu who donated 2.5 million Turkish Lira and also took part in answering calls from other donators. He said: “Turkey is not the old Turkey anymore. Our country has become a nation that can help the world. I have always been proud of my country. The children of Somalia are also our children.”

The total amount of donations to Somalia raised by Turkuvaz Group in related campaigs has now reached more than 40 million TL. In recent years Turkey has developed at an unprecedented rate and now finds itself as a key country with great investment potential and a solid economy. Turkey is now taking it upon itself to help other countries in need and to set an example for the rest of the world to follow.

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