World Bulletin/News Desk
A fast-breaking meal hosted by the Municipality of Sisli in Istanbul province brought together the representatives of monotheistic religions on Friday.
On the first day of Ramadan, Deputy Armenian Patriarch Bishop Aram Atesyan, leader of the Assyrian-Catholic Community Yusuf Sag, Ancient Assyrian Foundation's Bishop Hanna Aykurt, Ancient Assyrian Foundation's Deputy Chairperson Kenan Gurdal, Greek Orthodox representative Joachim Billis, and Sisli Mufti Ahmet Tuccar had fast-breaking meal together along with 3,000 other Istanbul residents in Sisli.
The representatives of the monotheistic religions all wished that Ramadan brings peace and tranquility to all humanity.
Speaking at the fast-breaking meal, the Mayor of Sisli, Mustafa Sarigul said that Ramadan was a month of love and sharing.
"Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. I wish the whole Islamic world a peaceful Ramadan," Sarigul noted.
Meanwhile, Turkish Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator, Egemen Bagis joined the fast-breaking meal of his Justice and Development (AK) Party in Sultanbeyli town of Istanbul province.
Speaking at the fast-breaking meal, Egemen Bagis said that he wished everyone a happy and joyous Ramadan.
Istanbul, a city that was the capital of three empires and as the world's capital, is a place where civilizations live side by side and is one of the cities in the world where Ramadan gets celebrated in the best way possible, Bagis stated.
HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas says he is ready to 'take responsibility for peace' amid worsening violence
'Although ISIL, PKK and DHKP-C feed from various sources, they are subservient to centers of evil that are united around a shared goal,' says Davutoglu
Volunteers work with children and mothers trying to get over traumatic memories of brutal civil war
Turkey president to meet Chinese counterpart in bid to improve souring ties over Beijing's treatment of Uighur minority
Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline blown up in eastern Sirnak province, says Energy Minister Yildiz
Turkish dailies on Wednesday cover President Erdogan’s comments on the solution process plus ongoing coalition talks
Turkish president Erdogan has said that he will hold talks to further economic and commercial cooperation with China and Indonesia.
Kurdistan Workers' Party is denounced after wave of recent terror attacks
It is believed that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was the intended target
Kurdish party says it will apply to parliament to lift immunity from all MPs amid rancor over PKK accusations
Turkish President Erdogan will visit China, his first since he took presidency in 2014 and will be signing a number of agreements.
An emergency meeting of NATO is being held in Brussels at the request of Turkey on Tuesday.
"It is not possible for us to continue the peace process with those who threaten our national unity and brotherhood," said Erdogan, who told a news conference in Ankara ahead of his departure on an official visit to China.
Support for Turkey stems from Gulf state’s ‘consistent stance against violence, terror,’ according to Qatari FM
Aselsan has signed a contract for the supply of a Tactical Area Communications System
Counter-terrorism police arrested suspects in eastern Mus province following Monday night shooting