Traditional Great Sirkeli Trustee Iftar was organised

Western Thrace
Thu, 4 Apr 2024 11:16 GMT
The Great Sirkeli Trustee Iftar, which brought together the trustees and religious officials serving in the surrounding villages, took place on Wednesday evening, 3 April 2024.
Traditional Great Sirkeli Trustee Iftar was organised

Sirkeli Board of Trustees organised the traditional iftar this year with the support of the village people.

The iftar, which brought together the trustees and religious officials of the neighbouring villages around Sirkeli village, was held on Wednesday evening.

The iftar dinner held in Sirkeli Mosque was attended by the young people of Sirkeli village, Qur'an course students, along with the trustees and religious officials.

Sirkel's Board of Trustees, village elders and village leaders welcomed the guests at the entrance gate of the mosque courtyard.

The Consul General of Turkey in Komotini Aykut Ünal and the President of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace İbrahim Şerif, also the Mufti of Komotini, were welcomed with flowers at the Sirkeli iftar. With the evening call to prayer, fasting was started. Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif made the prayer for iftar.

After the iftar, Mayor of Kozlukebir Erdem Hüseyin, Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif and Consul General of Turkey in Komotini Aykut Ünal made welcoming speeches respectively.

Mayor of Kozlukebir Erdem Hüseyin thanked the guests who attended the iftar programme. Mayor Hüseyin also reminded that Consul General of Komotini Aykut Ünal visited Sirkeli village for the first time and thanked him for his participation in the village iftar programme.

Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif started his speech by greeting all the participants and congratulated everyone on Laylat al-Qadr and Eid al-Fitr. Finally, Mufti Şerif thanked those who contributed to the organisation of the iftar and hoped that the traditional Sirkeli village iftar would continue in the coming years.

Consul General of Turkey in Komotini Aykut Ünal thanked the people of the village for the iftar dinner. Reminding that he visited Sirkeli village for the first time, Consul General Ünal noted that the village was a beautiful and lively village as a first impression. Finally, Ünal invited all kinsmen to the Eid al-Fitr ceremony to be organised at the Consulate General in Komotini.

The iftar programme in Sirkeli was attended by Consul General of Turkey in Komotini Aykut Ünal and İlayda Ünal, President of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif, President of the FEP Party Çiğdem Asafoğlu, Vice President of the FEP Party Koray Bağdatlı, President of the Komotini Turkish Youth Union Sedat Hasan, Murat Ahmet representing the Western Thrace Minority Higher Education Association, Ahmet Osman Pehlivan, councillor of the Eastern Macedonia Thrace Regional Presidency, Erdem Hüseyin, mayor of Kozlukebir, Rıdvan Ahmet, chairman of the main opposition Democratic Power List, Tarkan Multaza, chairman of the List of Hope, deputy mayors and councillors, Sinan Ahmet, chairman of the Thracian Tobacco Producers Cooperative, chairman of the board of trustees and executives from the neighbouring villages attended.

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