Turkey becomes one heart for Van

Published 27.10.2011 13:54
Updated 27.10.2011 13:55

A relief program held for Van last night and broadcasted live simultaneously by 19 different media establishments managed to collect 62 million TL in aid and to display a beautiful example of unity during this time of deep distress. Prime Minister Erdoğan also called in on the show and stated that Van will be rebuilt.

Last night. Turkey witnessed an exemplary spirit of solidarity. A relief program entitled "Van İçin Tek Yürek" (One Heart for Van), was broadcasted live by 19 media outlets and managed to collect 62 million TL for quake victims in Van. Beyazıt Öztürk, Şebnem Sunar Küçük, Cem Öğretir and İrfan Değirmenci hosted the program which was broadcasted live on television stations ATV, Kanal D, Star, Fox, NTV, Kanal 24, Kanaltürk, CNN Türk, Beyaz TV and aHBR as well as on eight different radio stations.
FAMOUS FIGURES TAKE TO THE PHONES
A number of famous figures answered live phone calls from viewers during the program which periodically connected to the earthquake region. Some of the well-known performers that were on the show to help were: Beren Saat, Engin Akyürek, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Buğra Gülsoy, Halit Ergenç, Ertem Şener, Orçun Kaptan, Öykü Karayel, Bade İşçil, Ayça Bingöl, Aras Bulut İynemli, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Meral Çetinkaya, Bennu Yıldırımlar, Ceyda Düvenci, Songül Öden, Özge Özder, Evrim Solmaz, Serhat Tutumluer, Sevil Atasoy, Sinan Çalışkanoğlu, Orçun Kaptan, Zahide Yetiş, Aytuğ Kolankaya, Erdem Yener, Hakan Yılmaz, Aslıhan Gürbüz, Pınar Altuğ, Furkan Kızılay, Özgür Ozan, Şevket Çoruh, Zeynep Beşerler, Bülent İnal, Şebnem Bozoklu, Ayşenil Şamlıoğlu, Aydan Şener, Tarık Tarcan, Burcu Kara, Oya Başar, Berna Laçin, Erol Evgin, Acun Ilıcalı, Ertem Şener, Saba Tümer, Kubat, Funda Arar, Hadise, Emel Sayın, Sertab Erener, Tuğba Ünsal, Esra Erol, Müge Anlı, Ebru Cündübeyoğlu, Haluk Bilginer, Demet Akbağ, Kenan Işık, Özge Özpirinçci, Barış Falay, Selen Soyder, Serenay Sarıkaya, Şafak Sezer, Songül Karlı, Cem Kılıç, Zeynep Dörtkardeşler.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan also participated in the program by calling in and thanking everyone for their efforts in this campaign as well as stating, "We will rebuild Van." He also went on to state, "It will be impossible to ever forget Yunus who looked out to us amongst the rubble. We will never forget our Azra. Please from here on out let's not have any obstacles put forth against the steps we take on illegal buildings." CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu also called in to the program and thanked everyone who organized and supported the campaign. President Gül also thanked the television stations for the broadcasted during a meeting he was attending at the time.

THOSE WHO DONATED
Çalık Holding Chairman of the Executive Board Ahmet Çalık donated one million TL to the campaign. Calling into the program, Eti Chairman of the Executive Board Firuzan Kanatlı also made a one million TL donation. Merinos CEO İbrahim Erdemoğlu not only offered one million TL in cash, but also promised to build a school and institute for three million TL. The ATV and Kanal D television stations have also announced they will be donating the 1,860,000 TL revenue from advertisements acquired during the broadcast. Metro Group Chairman Galip Öztürk also made a promise to build a school for 3.5 million TL. Owner of Özdemir İnşaat, Şenol Özdemir donated three million dollars. Koza İpek Group Executive Board Chairman Akın İpek donated one million TL 1 Milyon TL, Evkur Executive Board Chairman Hasan Kan announced he would be offering two million TL in aid. Owner of Yeşil İnşaat, Engin Yeşil announced that he would be building 100 mobile homes. Ağaoğlu İnşaat Group also announced they would be donating one million, 200 thousand TL in aid.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
For non-monetary donations call the Red Crescent Crisis Table: 0 312 293 60 25 / 0 312 293 60 26 T.C.
ZİRAAT BANKASI Aşağı Ayrancı Şubesi, Ankara
TL Account: TR600001000820555555555031
Dollar Account: R330001000820555555555032
Euro Account : TR060001000820555555555033

T.VAKIFLAR BANKASI A.O. Finansmarket Şubesi, Ankara
TL Account: TR620001500158007299317599
Dollar Account: TR430001500158048013094088
Euro Account : TR320001500158048013094092

T. HALK BANKASI Bakanlıklar Şubesi, Ankara
TL Account: TR190001200940800005000015
Dollar Account: TR210001200940800058000100
Euro Account : TR910001200940800058000101

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