Turkish Community Football Federation response to devastating earthquakes

The TCFF have made a statement following the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.

Following the tragic news of the earthquakes which have devastated in Türkiye and Syria, the Turkish Community Football Federation has decided, with the support of its clubs, to postpone all TCFF matches this Sunday (12th February), as a mark of respect and allow their football community to grieve.

All the clubs within the TCFF have been directly affected by the events in Turkey and Syria and the suspension of matches during this period will allow them to fly over to join the rescue mission and help in anyway they can. 

The decision to re-start fixtures will be under consultation from all clubs within TCFF. Once the decision has been made to run fixtures, the first matches will be dedicated to the people of Türkiye and Syria to stand in solidarity. This will include a minute of silence and players will be asked to wear black armbands. 

These matches will also include an opportunity for members to donate emergency supplies, such as clothes, toiletries, and food, as well as fundraising for charities supporting the cause. 

TCFF would like to reach out to the London FA community to ask if clubs and leagues would hold a minute of silence this weekend at games across the capital to show solidarity to those effected by the earthquakes or support the funds and supplies donation campaigns. They would like to also share their gratitude and thank those who have already done so and are continuing to support the cause. 

TCFF can signpost people to relevant organisations who are accepting emergency supplies and donations. Please contact tcff14@gmail.com for more information.