Turkey celebrates Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr starts Friday in Turkey and lasts through Sunday.

Turkey celebrates Eid al-Fitr

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan performed the Eid al-Fitr prayer at Atasehir Mimar Sinan Mosque in Istanbul Friday morning as millions of Muslims in Turkey celebrated the end of Ramadan feast after a month of fasting.

The celebrations all around Turkey started early Friday morning with the Eid al-Fitr prayer in mosques.

Emphasizing the importance of solidarity, Erdogan said: "The bright future of Turkey is important for us...We have to build Turkey, where 78 million coexist in a brotherly manner."

After praying at the Sultanahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque) in Istanbul, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said: "Besides ensuring peace and tranquility within its borders, Turkey has always continued to stand shoulder to shoulder with those who suffer around the world so that they may be able to celebrate [Eid al-Fitr]."

Davutoglu also wished that God help those who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr in difficult conditions in countries like Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

Syrian refugees in tent and container cities​ in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa also celebrated Eid al-Fitr Friday morning.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2015, 11:50