Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a fast-breaking dinner hosted by the community foundations in Istanbul
Speaking at the dinner, Erdogan said that he was highly happy to be at the fast-breaking dinner with
the representatives of community foundations.
I sincerely thank our brothers and sisters of different faiths for hosting tonight's fast-breaking dinner, Erdogan said.
No citizen of our country is superior to any other in the Constitution or laws. All 74 million citizens in this country
of ours are first class citizens, Erdogan said.
Mosques, churches and synagogues have lived here side by side for centuries. As a nation and country, we have an unique experience in this regard. With God's will, we will always be together in peace and tranquility, Erdogan said.
Another speaker at the fast-breaking dinner, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that the Turkish
government believed that it was strong with all communities.
We do not want to see any one of you sad or deprived of rights, Arinc said.
Mistakes done in the past remain in the past. We now have a new Turkey. There is a place for all of us in this
new Turkey, Arinc said.
Also speaking at the dinner, the representative of the community foundations, Lika Vingas, said that the "non-
Muslim minorities in Turkey felt strong during the term of the Justice and Development (AK) Party".
Our foundations are excited to be getting out of the past's pressures, Vingas also said.
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