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NASA award-winning Turkish brothers leave for London
NASA award-winning Turkish brothers leave for London

Sponsors, including Turkish Airlines, help siblings to attend month-long language course after winning NASA award

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish siblings who could not receive a NASA award they had won, due to lack of funds, left for the U.K. on Thursday.

Serhat Yuksel, 18, and Onur Yuksel, 17, came second in the NASA Space Apps Challenge for their project of producing oxygen from the soil in Mars.

The Yuksels took a flight from capital Ankara via Istanbul to London.

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines and the Anatolia People and Peace Platform (AHBAP) sponsored them. 

The brothers’ family, as well as members of AHBAP in Ankara, bid them farewell at the airport. 

Turkish singer Haluk Levent, who is also the founder of AHBAP, spoke to the Yuksel brothers in a video call.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Levent said that AHBAP was only a link between the sponsors and the Yuksels to make their dreams true.

“We have founded AHBAP for solidarity, for such things. Now those kids are like my cousins, I feel so close [to them],” he said. 


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