World Bulletin/News Desk
A Turkish Red Crescent Aid Society team on Saturday shared their pre-dawn meal of suhur with the local people in Hamar Wayne region of Somalia, a country devastated by a 21-year old civil war and the resulting hunger and drought.
The Chairman of the Turkish Red Crescent Aid Society, Ahmet Lutfi Akar was also present during the pre-dawn meal of suhur in Hamar Wayne.
The meal of suhur included soup, rice, watermelon, breakfast items and fruits.
Speaking to reporters following the meal of suhur, Akar said that they were very happy to share their meal with Somali brothers and sisters.
"This was my most emotional suhur ever. This meal of suhur had a different meaning. I am happy to be here. I am pleased to see the solidarity among our team members," Akar also said.
A Somali citizen, Gulled Mohammed Fahad said that they tried to fulfill their obligations as Muslims.
"Our Turkish brothers are treating us as their brothers and sisters. We are happy to have shared their meal. They have never left us alone. We sincerely believe that they will not leave us alone," Fahad stressed.
At the end of the suhur, prayers were made so that hunger, drought and civil war in Somalia ended.