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London mosque holds charity event for quake victims in Türkiye

A Turkish mosque in North London held on Sunday a fundraising event to raise money for victims in the quake-hit areas.

The fundraiser, organized by the Aziziye Mosque in Stoke Newington, sold a variety of traditional homemade Turkish food and desserts.

Speaking to Anadolu, Ebu Bekir Tezgel, the chief imam at the mosque, said proceeds from the event will be donated to quake victims in Türkiye.

"Every year we organize events like this, but this is specifically for earthquake victims," he said.

Tezgel also noted that so far they have sent a total of £43,000 (over $51,000) and 50,000 tons of clothes and foods to victims as part of the mosque's charity campaigns.

"May Allah accept the good of all our philanthropist brothers and sisters," he said.

At least 44,374 people have been killed by two strong earthquakes that jolted southern Türkiye on Feb. 6.

The 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes, centered in the Kahramanmaras province, affected more than 13 million people across 11 provinces, including Adana, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, Elazig and Sanliurfa.


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