Korean Sports Stars Use Social Media to Rally Support for Aid Efforts in Turkey | Be Korea-savvy

Korean Sports Stars Use Social Media to Rally Support for Aid Efforts in Turkey


SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire)Korean athletes who have played for professional teams in Turkey have turned to social media in a bid to help the victims of the recent earthquakes that devastated the country.

Volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung shared posts about the earthquake three times on her Instagram account.

“Help Turkey!” she said, providing detailed instructions on how to send donations to the country.

Kim signed a contract with Turkish team Fenerbahce in 2011 and won the championship seven times during her six years with the team.


Napoli center back Kim Min-jae, who spent 2021 season with the Turkish football team Fenerbahce, also posted a photo of the Turkish flag with a slogan that said “Pray for Turkey” on social media, providing instructions for donations.

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Among the members of the South Korean disaster relief team sent to Turkey was a military officer who fought at the forefront of the pandemic three years ago.

Army Capt. Kim Hye-ju from the Armed Forces Medical Command gained prominence for a photo posted on social media.

In the photo, taken in 2020, she was seen with a band-aid on her nose after sustaining a bruise from wearing a surgical mask for a prolonged period.

Image Credit: Yonhap / Army / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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