Turkish boxer Ismail Ozen auctions gloves to support Kobane refugees

Turkish boxer Ismail Ozen has put his gloves up for auction in a bid to raise money to support Syrian refugees that left their war-engulfed homeland. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Turkish boxer Ismail Ozen has put his gloves up for auction in a bid to raise money to support Syrian refugees that left their war-engulfed homeland, Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News reported Tuesday.

“I have personally visited those camps and talked to the children, and I am supporting this cause because I witnessed their struggle for life under hard conditions,” Ozen said speaking about the children that left Kobane in recent weeks fleeing ISIS atrocities.

The pair of gloves, which Ozen used to fight Serbia’s Culum Slobodan on Dec. 20, was sold for 3.000 euros.

In recent weeks, ISIS has been seizing many villages in Syria, using heavy arms and thousands of fighters, Reuters news agency reported.

At least three million Syrian refugees have registered in neighboring countries but many remain trapped by the advance of ISIS.

The vast majority of Syrian refugees remain in neighboring countries, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (1.17 million), Turkey (830,000) and Jordan (613,000).
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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