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‘So heartbreaking’: Love Island star Ekin-Su eager to volunteer in Turkey – and reveals family have been caught in disaster

Ekin-Su Culculoglu, Love Island’s star, has revealed to Sky News that she would be happy to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Turkey or Syria.

Sky News’ Mark Austin revealed that her Turkish-born television personality and model, British, was also involved in the tragedy.

She said, “It’s really so heartbreaking because it is my heritage, I am Turkishso I have so many friends and relatives out there.”

Read Turkey – Updates: More Than 7,300 dead


“I know of family members who have had the shake. They’ve been outside, and they’ve been sleeping outdoors.

“It is scary because it’s people who are near to me.”

More than 7,300 people have been confirmed to have died in Turkey and Syria as a result of a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake. There were also powerful aftershocks throughout the region.

Rescuers from the UK include 77 specialists who are trying to save survivors from the debris of fallen buildings.

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Image Ekin Su speaks to Sky News’ Mark Austin

Culculoglu was an actress who lived and worked in Turkey. She revealed that she had donated money and participated in an appeal video for British Red Cross.

When asked if she would be open to helping the charity in person, she replied: “Yes, as soon as I have the opportunity to do so.

“Obviously, it’s my home, it’s my second language. Anything I can do, anyone I support.

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Turkey-Syria earthquake – Baby born in rubble of her house

Recorded 285 aftershocks with more powerful tremors

The 28-year old urged others to donate and said: “A little bit of anybody’s help would make a huge difference because we need people who can save those people that are under the ground.”

Culculoglu was born in Islington to Turkish parents. She lived in Istanbul during her time as a star on Turkish television.

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She spoke about her experience and said, “We always live on edge in Turkey. I lived in Turkey for 2 years.”

“You never know what the future holds – any movement, we are afraid of the next earthquake.”

“I lived in constant fear in Istanbul when I was a student, but it is devastating to see how this has affected many cities in Turkey and Syria.”


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