Turkish businessman donates 20,000 USD to support China's battle against Coronavirus

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ISTANBUL, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Cemil Gandur, chief executive officer of Fevzi Gandur Logistics in Turkey, said on Friday that he recently donated 20,000 U.S. dollars to China as a sign of solidarity with its combat against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a partner of China's COSCO Shipping in Turkey and having worked with China for more than 50 years, Gandur said he wanted to contribute to China's "marvelous" efforts to prevent the spread of the virus in his own way.

"It was a symbolic way to say we are with you," Gandur told Xinhua, noting he has sent 10,000 dollars on behalf of his company and 10,000 in his own name.

Gandur's company is currently transporting textiles for the medical industry in China to help meet the country's urgent demand.

"We sent already one ship and will send another one this week as it is urgently needed there," he said.

In Gandur's view, the Chinese government has taken impressive steps to contain the virus, including closing down the cities, restricting mobility and building huge hospitals in Wuhan, epicenter of the virus.

"They have done a marvelous job," he said. "No other country would cope with such an infectious disease so successfully."

All the world is now examining the genetic code of the virus which was put by the Chinese government immediately on the internet, the Turkish businessman noted.

Gandur's history with China dates back to 1963 when his father launched a commercial relationship with a Chinese shipping company.

"Currently, I am a shareholder in COSCO Shipping in Turkey, and I help them, advise them and take care of their business in Turkey," he said. Enditem

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