Turkey, TRNC charities hosting iftar tents in Turkish Cyprus

Turkish Cypriots are fasting in extremely hot weather and have shown great interest in the iftar dinner tents.

Turkey, TRNC charities hosting iftar tents in Turkish Cyprus

The Turkish Red Crescent and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) Red Crescent plan to serve iftar (fast-breaking meal) to at least 4,000 people daily during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

"We aim to host 4,000 people for iftar daily with the support of Turkish charity groups, other relief organizations and businesses. We are working to serve more people," KKTC Red Crescent Treasurer Bülent Çıraklı said. The Turkish Red Crescent and KKTC Red Crescent are jointly hosting this iftar dinner service in various areas of the KKTC.

Turkish Cypriots are fasting in extremely hot weather and have shown great interest in the iftar dinner tents. People break the fast in iftar tents not only because they are in need or rushing to a last-minute iftar, but also because they enjoy dining as a community. Neriman Günsel, chairperson of Lefkoşa Red Crescent, said there is more interest in iftars this year as compared to last.

Those breaking their fasts in the Red Crescent iftar tents said they were very pleased and that the meals were delicious, according to Çıkarlı.

Cihan news agency

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