Turkey marks Father’s Day
Turkey on June 21 marked Father’s Day, an annual day of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds.
"I congratulate Father's Day to our first heroes, who work for their children, their families, their countries day and night, and we are always proud to be their children, and remember all our elders, who have passed away, with mercy and respect," President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Twitter.
First Lady Emine Erdoğan wrote on Twitter: “I congratulate Father's Day to my esteemed husband and all the fathers, and commemorate my own father with prayer and mercy.”
She expressed her gratitude to all men who even look after the children separated from their parents, and invited all families to become “foster families” of innocent children.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu along with his daughter İrem Çavuşoğlu, meanwhile, visited his father in Alanya district of the Mediterranean Antalya province.
He shared a video of his visit on Twitter, with the message: "Dad, son and grandchild. Happy Father's Day."
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), also shared a video on Twitter with the message: "Happy Father's Day, the hero of their children."
Father's Day complements similar celebrations honoring family members such as Mother's Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents' Day.