Syrian woman named ‘Turkey’ names son after President Erdoğan

Syrian woman named ‘Turkey’ names son after President Erdoğan

Syrian woman named ‘Turkey’ names son after President Erdoğan

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A Syrian woman who is named “Turkey” and escaped form war-torn Syria two years ago has named her son after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

A mother of seven, Türkiye al-Ahmed told the agency that her father, who came to the country around 50 years ago for education, named her Turkey due to his admiration for the country during the course of his eight-month visit.

“My father loved Turkey so much. When he returned to Syria, my grandmother was pregnant. When my aunt was born, they named her Turkey thanks to my father. All of our family always loved Turkey and lived in admiration of it. Then, when my father got married and I was born, they also named me Turkey,” al-Ahmed said. 

After escaping from the war with her family in 2015 from the Idlib province, al-Ahmed settled in a refugee center in the Mediterranean province of Kahramanmaraş. She gave birth to her son and named him after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

“We came to Turkey two years ago after escaping from the war due to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s embrace. I gave birth to a son in the year I came and named him Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in return for all the kindness and compassion,” al-Ahmed said.

“My son is only two years old and opened his eyes in Turkey. I want him to study and get a higher education. He is my hope. What I want most is that he should carry the qualities of his name,” she added.

Al-Ahmed stated that she was also thinking of naming her grandchildren after the president in the future.