Yassikoy youth gather thousands of kinsmen for Iftar

Western Thrace
Mon, 1 Apr 2024 12:20 GMT
Organised under the leadership of Yassıköy youth, the 6th Traditional Yassıköy Youth Iftar Table attracted great interest this year.
Yassikoy youth gather thousands of kinsmen for Iftar

The young girls and boys of Yassiköy have again achieved a marvellous success with the support of the village community.

This evening, they hosted thousands of compatriots from many villages of the Rhodope region at their traditional iftar dinner at the Yassıköy football field.

The day before the iftar, the young people helped the cooks in chopping the meat and preparing the other dishes, and on the day of iftar, they arranged hundreds of tables and chairs on the football field to host 4,500 people in the best way. The prepared tables were covered with abundant dishes to welcome the guests.

Before the Iftar, the students of Mehmet Hafiz Hodja, the Chaplain of Yassıköy Qur'an Course, took the stage. The students recited beautiful hymns and religious poems and won the appreciation of the participants.

With the call to prayer in the evening, thousands of cognates broke their fast together.

After the dinner, İbrahim Şerif, Advisory Board of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and Mufti of Komotini, and Aykut Ünal, Consul General of Türkiye in Komotini, who attended the meaningful organisation with his wife İlayda Ünal and did not leave the young people of Yassıköy and the people of the village alone, made greeting speeches.

Mufti İbrahim Şerif and Consul General Aykut Ünal expressed their happiness for attending the iftar and congratulated the young people of Yassıköy who organised the iftar and the people of the village for their efforts.

After the speeches, Mufti İbrahim Şerif prayed for the meal and the programme ended.

6. Among the participants of the Yassıköy Youth Iftar Dinner were Consul General of Türkiye in Komotini Aykut Ünal, his wife İlayda Ünal, President of the Advisory Board of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace and also Mufti of Komotini İbrahim Şerif, President of the Friendship Equality Peace Party Çiğdem Asafoğlu, New Left Party Rodopi MP Özgür Ferhat, Advisor to the President of the State of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Rıdvan Molla İsa, State Assembly Member Kaan Mümin, Mayor of Yassıköy Caner İmam, Deputy Mayors Kubilay Manko, Mehmet Arifoğlu, Erkan Kınç, Sibel Hacı Ali, Advisor to the President Ercan Mümin, former Mayor of Yassıköy Municipality and opposition councillor Mümin Mümin, other opposition councillors Salim Hüseyi Latif Halil and Mümin Mümin, President of Komotini Turkish Youth Union Sedat Hasan, President of Western Thrace Imam Hatip High School Graduates and Members Association Mehmet Emin Ahmet, WTMUGA board members Koray Bağdatlı and Burak Adil, President of Western Thrace Mosques Religious Officers Association Sadık Sadık and President of Thrace Tobacco Producers Cooperative Sinan Ahmet and thousands of kinsmen from different villages of the Rhodope region participated.

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