TURKISH EMBASSY IN PRETORIA PRESS RELEASE

Pretorya Büyükelçiliği 14.02.2023

Following the earthquakes that struck southeastern Türkiye on 6 February 2023, the international community has responded vigilantly and speedily. We are also grateful for the initial response from South Africa through search and rescue teams and canines belonging to NGOs such as Gift of the Givers. Different segments of South African society have mobilized to send in-kind assistance, cash donations, as well as organizing TV and social media pledge lines to raise money for the victims. The South African Government has also been forthcoming in sending aid in terms of medical supplies, etc.

The national leader for the coordination of all aid coming into Türkiye is AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency).

In South Africa, Turkish Embassy in Pretoria is coordinating all relief aid destined to the earthquake zones.

We would like to appeal to the generous people and public/private institutions of South Africa to consult our website and social media accounts for updates concerning all correct and speedy information they need:

Embassy’s website http://pretoria.be.mfa.gov.tr

Twitter account Turkish Emb Pretoria @TurkishEmbPTA

Facebook account Turkish Embassy, Pretoria

LOCAL BANK ACCOUNT OPENED FOR THE DONATIONS IN RAND (THE AMOUNT COLLECTED WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE AFAD BANK ACCOUNTS IN TÜRKİYE):

Account name:Turkish Embassy Earthquake Donations

Account Number: 63039679759

Bank Name:FNB, First National Bank

Branch Name: Brooklyn

Code:251345

The most urgently needed items as of 13 February:

Tents (winter), Gas heaters, Portable toilets / baths, Sleeping bags, Generators

The needs list is updated regularly.

Blankets, clothing or food items are NO longer accepted at this stage.

COLLECTION SITES FOR IN-KIND DONATIONS:

PRETORIA

TIKA Pretoria Coordination Office

200 Neptune St, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, 0181

(Weekdays: 09:00-16:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 10:00-13:00) Phone: 0791890300

JOHANNESBURG

Yunus Emre Institute

1 Pretoria St Oaklands, Jhb

Phone: 071 444 2829 - 072 452 8648

KWAZULU-NATAL

DEFY Appliances

135 Teakwood Rd, Jacobs, Gate 1, Technical Training Centre, Durban Phone: 031 460 9711

(donations to be accepted between 08:00-16:00 hours)

CAPE TOWN

Residence of Consul General

5A Spilhaus Avenue, Constantia

Phone: 78 821 1991

Donations are delivered to Türkiye by Turkish Airlines Cargo on a daily basis.

THANK YOU/SİYABONGA/DANKIE

SOUTH AFRICA!

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