President Erdoğan congratulates Turkey’s Jews on Rosh Hashanah
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated the Jewish community’s New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, on Oct. 3.
“We believe it is the fundamental right of all our citizens to live in accordance with their own culture, religion and tradition freely,” Erdoğan said in a special message to mark Rosh Hashanah.
He said Turkey “cared deeply about all its citizens living together in peace without any regard to their religion, language, race, faith and ethnicity.”
“This understanding that we have believed in for centuries and the determination that we have emphasized on every occasion to transfer it to future generations is the guarantee of our unity. I wish peace for Jewish people, especially our citizens, on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah,” Erdoğan said in a statement.
According to the Jewish faith, the day marks the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on Earth.