Abdülkadir Terlik, the 20-year-old volleyball participant who tragically misplaced his household within the devastating Feb. 6 twin earthquakes, expressed his immense gratitude to Fenerbahçe Sports activities Membership on Thursday, upon being added to their ranks.
He spoke with fervor, decided to show his price and honor the belief given to him.
On the night of Feb. 6, Terlik and his fellow Kilis Youthspor Membership teammates had been in a lodge in Kilis, when a sudden, devastating earthquake struck the realm.
He misplaced his mom Safiye, his father Bedir, his elder sister Islim Erkan, and his 40-day-old nephew Ömer who resided in Iskenderun.
After performing his household’s final rites and relocating to Mersin, Terlik was supplied a switch alternative from the Fenerbahçe Membership Youth Setup coordinator Ali Yılmaz.
Terlik, who helps Fenerbahçe and has at all times had a ardour for the crew, noticed the invitation as a possibility to start out anew and fortunately accepted it.
Newly signed Fenerbahçe volleyball participant Abdülkadir Terlik stands exterior Ülker Sports activities Advanced, Istanbul, Türkiye, March 4, 2023. (IHA Picture)
He just lately met with Fenerbahçe Membership President Ali Koç in Istanbul and can proceed his profession underneath the membership’s umbrella after finishing the season with Kilis Gençspor.
He’s keen to advertise the crew he has supported since childhood and cause them to the first League, residing out his dream of sporting the Fenerbahçe jersey.
Terlik performed his first official volleyball match after the earthquake catastrophe with Kilis Gençspor towards Fenerbahçe within the 2nd League Semifinals.
The match occurred at Çorum Atatürk Sports activities Corridor on March 14 and ended with Fenerbahçe profitable 3-1.
Terlik said how he had taken solace in volleyball ever since he had first picked up the game in fifth grade and even after he misplaced his household.
“Once I obtained the switch supply, I used to be initially stunned however finally could not refuse because of my deep reference to Fenerbahçe. I consider that the membership is greater than only a sports activities crew however a household, as they stood by me throughout my tough instances. I’m decided to excel in my profession after enjoying for Hatay Metropolitan Belediyespor, Üzümdalı Youthspor Membership, and Kilis Youthspor,” he stated.
Enjoying towards his previous crew Kilis Gençspor together with his new crew’s jersey was not a standard scenario on the sphere, however Terlik sees it as a coincidence.