Turkish Cultural Center to Lay a Wreath at Greek Consulate for Fire Victims in Greece

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NEW YORK – On Thursday, July 26, a commemoration for the victims of the fires in Greece will be held in front of the Consulate General of Greece, 69 East 79th Street in Manhattan at 7 PM.

Among those planning to attend, the Turkish Cultural Center will be leaving a wreath in commemoration of the victims. The Turkish Cultural Center released a statement inviting “everyone to join the ceremony to share the grief of the families and individuals affected.”

The statement continued, “It has been reported that over 80 people have lost their lives in this tragic incident where hundreds are injured. Turkish Cultural Center extends deepest condolences to the people and Government of Greece and our prayers go to the families of those who are affected.

“Turkish Cultural Center stands in solidarity with Greece during these challenging times, and joins efforts with the other civil society organizations, humanitarian aids and the Turkish Community living in United States to overcome the catastrophic impact of this disaster and alleviate the suffering of the victims in Greece and the Greek Community in the USA.

“Greece has a dear place in the hearts of the Turkish people who have been affected and became victims of the recent purge in Turkey, which devastated the lives of thousands of families from all different walks of lives. We whole-heartedly appreciate Greece opening its doors and welcoming Turkish Refugees as tens of thousands had to flee their home country to seek better lives for their families and beloved ones.

“Turkish Cultural Center calls on everyone to join this ceremony to send prayers to the victims of this disaster and stand in solidarity with the affected families.”