Three municipalities sign sister protocol
DİYARBAKIR - Anatolia News Agency
At the end of the signing ceremony of sister municipality, mayors and other guests performed folk dances accompanied by traditional Kurdish songs. DHA PhotoThe eastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır’s Sur district, the Palestinian city Ramallah and the northwestern province Çanakkale signed a “sister municipality” protocol on March 19.
Following the signing ceremony, Turkish, Kurdish and Arabic songs and folk dances were performed.
The ceremony opened with the Sur Municipality children’s folk dance team, which performed the traditional Palestinian folk dance “Dapgeh.” Making a speech, district Mayor Abdullah Demirbaş said: “I hope that the brotherhood between the Turkish and Kurdish people from Palestine to Çanakkale will become a model for governments. We have established a bridge for peace and we hope that everyone will pass from this bridge.”
Ramallah Mayor Janet Michael said she had brought greetings from all Palestinian and Ramallah people.
“I hope God will dominate democracy and peace in the Middle East. Dozens of Palestinian people are waiting for their freedom in Israeli prisons. We are living under hard conditions amongst ruins. Cruelty continues in Palestine. We will make the entire world to hear about this twinning,” she said.
Folk dances with Kurdish songs
Following the speeches, Demirbaş, Michael and Çanakkale Mayor Ülger Gökhan signed the twinning protocol. Michael presented a signal flag, symbolizing Ramallah Municipality, to Demirbaş.
At the end of the ceremony, mayors and other guests performed folk dances accompanied by traditional Kurdish songs.