Erdogan issues message for Eid al-Fitr

Turkish president recalls democratic, economic developments in last 16 years

Erdogan issues message for Eid al-Fitr

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday issued a message ahead of Eid al-Fitr, saying Turkey's upcoming presidential elections would "guarantee" democracy.

In his message on the eve of the Muslim festival, Erdogan recalled "the democratic and economic strides" that Turkey had made over the past 16 years, during the rule of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party.

He hailed the new presidential system, saying it would benefit the Turkish nation and people.

Ali Erbas, head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, extended Eid greetings and prayers for peace and happiness around the world.

Erbas said religious days like Eid al-Fitr "maintain and strengthen unity, solidarity and fraternity".

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Haziran 2018, 11:24