Greek footballers deliver aid to those in need in Turkey’s Ayvalık
Hüsnü EVREN - AYVALIK
Veteran football players from Turkey’s Ayvalıkgücü Belediyespor and Pallesviakos, a Greek football club based on Lesbos Island, played a friendly match in the Ayvalık district of the western province of Balıkesir on Feb. 4. In a sign of goodwill, Pallesviakos players brought aid packages with them to deliver to those in need in Ayvalık.
The veterans delivered the packages to Şefkat Evleri Derneği, a charity organization supporting the poor in the district. The charity’s president Fatma Cavlı thanked the veteran players and expressed her delight at the strong friendship between the two sides of the Aegean Sea.
“Our Greek friends brought aid packages that include food and other essential family needs with them. I am grateful to them for their kind thought,” Cavlı said.
Yorgos Ampelikiotis, the Honorary President of Pallesviakos, said they would continue to deliver aid to the organization whenever they visited Ayvalık for such matches.
Veterans of Pallesviakos beat veterans of Ayvalıkgücü Belediyespor 2-3. All players took a souvenir picture home after the match, emphasizing a continuous friendship between the two sides of the Aegean.