Turkish Jewish community holds iftar dinner for Muslim neighbours

Members of the Jewish Community of Turkey and the Chief Rabbi Foundation held an iftar, a Muslim fast-breaking during Ramadan, in the north-western province of Edirne on Monday.

Around 1,100 people attended the dinner, which was held near Edirne’s landmark Selimiye Mosque.

Speaking at the dinner, Edirne Governor Günay Özdemir called the dinner a good example of how people from different faiths can live together in peace.

Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the president of the Jewish Community of Turkey – the country’s EJC affiliate – said this is the fourth such interfaith iftar dinner.

Ibrahimzadeh said he was happy to see that every year the people of Edirne show more interest in the special dinner.

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