Muslims, Jews, Christians gather for iftar in New York
Meeting proof of friendship developed among believers of 3 major religions, says Turkish envoy.
Reyhan Ozgur, Turkish consul general in New York, said this iftar is proof of the friendship that has developed among the believers of the three major religions.
“We welcomed Ramadan this year with the sadness of the earthquake that occurred on Feb. 6 in Kahramanmaras,” she said, adding that it was fascinating to see the empathy and solidarity shown by people from different backgrounds for quake victims.
The twin earthquakes on Feb. 6 in southern Türkiye killed more than 50,000 people in the country.
The meeting was also attended by religious leaders, including High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Moratinos, President of the New York Board of Rabbis Joseph Elie Weinstock and Vice President Joseph Potasnik, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, and Imam Shamsi Ali.