Turkey welcomes Eid al Fitr
Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, started on June 4 and will end on June 6.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on June 3 congratulated the Turkish nation on Eid al-Fitr and said Turkey continues to be the hope for all mankind with its democracy and economy despite terror attacks and traps.
“Turkey continues to be hope for all its friends and mankind although it is exposed to terror attacks, blockades and traps while standing tall with its democracy and economy,” Erdoğan said in his message issued for the Eid al-Fitr.
The president stated that he was saddened for the people who suffered from oppression and poverty during sacred Eid al-Fitr across the world.
Noting that the world has gone through substantial change, he said Turkey is ready to resist this critical period with all of its strength. He added that Turkey stands in an advantageous position with its investments, projects and public services, which have been implemented in the last 17 years.
He called on all occupational groups of Turkey to contribute to the country’s growth together.
“Let’s mobilize all of your human and economic capital, your savings, your capacities for the future of Turkey,” he said.
Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop, and other political parties celebrated the Eid al-Fitr as well.
“Eid al-Fitr will contribute to the peace of our world, which passes through a hard time, and will contribute to the peace of humanity and will enable love and peace that will spread from the Islamic world,” Şentop said.
Eid al-Fitr officially starts on June 4 and ends on June 6. But Turkish authorities have signed a circular declaring that July 3 (a Monday) and July 7 (a Friday) would also be holidays, effectively creating a nine-day public holiday, including the two weekends.