By Emre Asikci
ISTANBUL (AA) - Ghelamco Arena, the home pitch of Belgian club Gent, has been lit up with the Turkish flag in solidarity with the people of the Türkiye.
"As a sign of solidarity and compassion for the many people of Ghent with Turkish or Syrian roots, the Ghelamco Arena will light up in the colors of the flags of both countries on Monday and Tuesday evening," KAA Gent said in a statement Tuesday
Gent added that they stand with the people of the affected area and with everyone affected by this natural disaster.
- Sports world shows solidarity with Türkiye after strong quakes
FIFA, UEFA, EuroLeague Basketball, and sports teams around the world issued messages of condolences and support after the deadly quakes.
EuroLeague Basketball decided to suspend several basketball clashes in Türkiye due to powerful earthquakes there that left thousands dead.
FIBA, world basketball’s governing body, and the Royal Dutch Football Federation both confirmed that a minute of silence will be observed out of respect for the quake victims.
"All FIBA games will observe a moment of silence in memory of those affected by the earthquake," it said.
Within Türkiye, all sports activities have been suspended until further notice as the country observes a seven-day period of national mourning.
The Turkish Football Federation confirmed Tuesday that all of this week's fixtures previously set for Feb. 7-12 have been postponed.
Over 3,400 people have been killed and more than 20,500 injured in 10 provinces of Türkiye, with over 8,000 rescued, after two strong earthquakes jolted its southern parts on Monday, according to the latest official figures.