Aid for fire victims by the Turkish Minority
The Turkish minority has collected 48.130 euro with the decision of Advisory Board of the Turkish Minority in Western Thrace (Batı Trakya Türk Azınlığı Danışma Kurulu). The money collected in the mosques of Komotini, Xanthi and Evros was directly sent to Athens.
The Advisory Board held a press conference about this topic in the Turkish Youth Union of Komotini. The Chairman of the Advisory Board and the Mufti of Komotini Ibrahim Şerif, The Mufti of Xanthi Ahmet Mete, the deputies Ayhan Karayusuf and Huseyin Zeybek, The Chairman of the Religious Staff in the Mosques of Western Thrace Association Sadık Sadık and The Chairman of the Turkish Youth Union of Komotini Necat Ahmet attended to the press conference.
“We are sharing the pain as the Muslim-Turks of Western Thrace.”
The Advisory Board expressed their condolences to our country, to the families and relatives of the citizens who lost their lives in the fire. Mufti Şerif also said, Of course, I pray to Allah not to give such tragic cases neither to any nation nor any country. Our sorrow had been really great. No matter what religion is, the human being is human; They are descendants of the Prophet Adam, and they are valuable as a human being. We, as Muslim-Turks in Thrace, have shared this pain and will always share."
“This money is given from the heart.”
"The Advisory Council gathered in those days. We decided to collect money through our mosques in our region. People donated money in 100 mosques in the province of Rodopi and 80 in after the Friday prayer. The amount of money collected in Rodopi, Xanthi and is 48,131 euros and it is sent to the account opened for the victims in the Central Bank. This money is given from the heart. We hope this will be helpful. Inshaallah, there will be no such disasters in our country again." said Şerif about the donation.