by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte
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Daimler Donates One Million Turkish Lira to Build Emergency Shelters for Earthquake Victims

Daimler’s subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Türk is donating one million Turkish lira (almost €410,000) to assist the country’s largest national aid organization, the Turkish Red Crescent. The donation will be used to help the victims of a severe earthquake (7.2 on the Richter scale) that occurred in eastern Turkey in October. Particularly the Van province was hit hard, suffering several aftershocks in November. The donation will be used to set up 120 emergency housing containers in the province.


“We would like to express our sympathy to the earthquake victims and their families,” says Wolf-Dieter Kurz, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Türk. “We hope this donation will help the people in the disaster area and alleviate their suffering to some extent. The start of winter has made the situation even more difficult, which is why the provision of emergency housing in weatherproof containers is so important for people who lost their homes.”

Mercedes-Benz Türk

Mercedes-Benz Türk was established in Istanbul in 1967. It began producing buses for the Turkish market in 1968. The Aksaray plant launched truck production in 1986. The facilities in Aksaray and Hoşdere are key elements of Daimler’s global production network.


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