Turkey stands by Somalia during Eid al-Adha

Published 27.10.2012 10:42
Updated 27.10.2012 10:47

Turkey has not left Somalia on its own this Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice holiday.

Dozens of NGO's are sacrificing animals in Mogadishu through donations.

A Feast of Sacrifice ceremony held at Turkey's Mogadishu embassy was attended by, Ambassador Cemalettin Kani Torun, AK Party Istanbul Deputes Muhammet Çetin and Alev Dedegil, Adana Deputy Fatoş Gürkan, Bilecik Deputy Fahrettin Poyraz and Kocaeli Deputy Zeki Aygün.

Meanwhile, the Kimse Yok Mu Foundation has facilitated the arrival of 250 humanitarians from eight different countries to celebrate the Feast of Sacrifice holiday with the people of Burkina Faso, mid-west Africa's forgotten country.

One village's imam stated, "It has been years since I have seen sacrificial meet. With this sacrifice my family's bellies are filled with meet for the first time in four years." When the imam asked God to bless those who provided the charity, the humanitarian volunteers were brought to tears.

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