“Absolutely the right decision” – Sport
The Berlin Volleys game scheduled for Wednesday in the Volleyball Champions League at Ziraat Bank Ankara was canceled early Monday evening after the earthquake disaster in the Turkish-Syrian border region. The Turkish government canceled all sporting events indefinitely. This was announced by the BR Volleys. A new date for the game of the German champions in Ankara has not yet been set. “The decision to cancel the game is absolutely correct in a situation like this,” said Volleys Managing Director Kaweh Niroomand. “In view of the humanitarian catastrophe, sport is of course taking a back seat for us at the moment.” After one of the worst earthquake disasters in recent decades, several thousand deaths are to be feared in southern Turkey and northern Syria. The number of victims was given as more than 2,500 on Monday evening. However, the actual extent was initially not foreseeable, since hundreds were probably still buried. According to previous information, more than 13,500 people in Turkey and Syria were injured. At the time the game was canceled, the BR Volleys team was already checking in at BER airport for their direct flight to Ankara. After the cancellation, the team returned to the training center on Glockenturmstraße in Charlottenburg in the team bus.