Orkun Kokcu and Burak Yilmaz mourn Turkey earthquake victims

Feyenoord captain Orkun Kokcu and Fortuna Sittard’s captain Burak Yilmaz have expressed their condolences as news of the earthquake in Turkey broke, De Telegraaf reports.

The earthquake’s magnitude registered at 7.8 near the city of Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey with the devastation and damage of the disaster continues to develop as dozens of aftershocks continue to affect Turkey and Syria. 

A minute of silence will be held for the victims in the KNVB Cup and in the Kitchen Champion Division. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. At all matches tonight in the Kitchen Champion Division and this week for the TOTO KNVB Cup, a minute of silence will be held out of respect for the victims.

Feyenoord captain Orkun took to social media and tweeted “get well soon my Turkey” while Yilmaz Instagram caption read “peace be with our country.”

As a result of what has happened in Turkey, the Turkish Football Federation has postponed this week’s fixtures.

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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