Turkish PM congratulates Christians on Easter

Turkish PM Erdogan and Parliament Speaker Cicek share messages of peace and goodwill with Turkey's Christian Community.

Turkish PM congratulates Christians on Easter

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated the Christian community of Turkey as it marks the Easter period.

Erdogan said: “Turkish and Christian citizens lived together for centuries and we shared our joy and sadness. I wish peace to all Christian citizens on the occasion of Easter, which we aware is very important for Christian believers.”

In a second Easter congratulatory address, Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said: “I wish all Christian citizens in Turkey celebrate Easter in bliss."

"Different religions in Turkey have coexisted peacefully in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust for centuries and played a crucial role in the establishment of such universal values as humanism, solidarity and tolerance in our society.”

Last Mod: 20 Nisan 2014, 15:49
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