PRESS ROOM

The Tatar People Meet at the Turkish World Culture Quarter for Ramadan Fast

The Ramadan Fast Programme, which is organised on a yearly basis by Russian Federation Tatarstan Representation office in turkey, and Idyll Ural Turks Culture and Beneficial Association, was held in Topkapı Turkish World Culture Quarter this year.

The Ramadan Fast Programme, which is organised on a yearly basis by Russian Federation Tatarstan Representation office in turkey, and Idyll Ural Turks Culture and Beneficial Association, was held in Topkapı Turkish World Culture Quarter this year.

Russian Federation Tatarstan Representative for Turkey, Aydar Gasıgullin; Uzbekistan Consul to Turkey, Abror Gulyamov; Russian Federation Secretary of Consulate General to Istanbul, Alexandır Hapılov; Secretary of the Turkish World Municipalities Union, Fahri Solak; Deputy Mutfi of Istanbul, Sabri Demir; İBB Foreign Affairs Director Selamettin Ermiş; İBB Kültür A.Ş. Administrative Addiras Manager Salih Doğan; President of Ayaz Tahir Turkistan Idyll-Ural Turks Foundation Tülay Duran; resident of Eurasia Sports Association Ahmet Tüzün; president of Idyll- Ural Turks Culture and Beneficial Association Gülten Urallı and many Tatar-origin citizens attended the Ramadan Fast.

Aydar Gasıgullin: I am Happy to Be Here with Our Friends and Sisters at the Culture Quarter

Aydar Gasigullin, the Representative of Tatarstan in Turkey, gave a speech at the Ramadan fast programme, and expressed that it was a source of joy and happiness that the traditional Ramadan fast programme, which was organised by Tatarstan Representation Office to Turkey, and Idyll Ural Turks Association on a yearly basis united the common cultures this year at the Turkish World Culture Borough, and to have the Ramadan fast at the same table with dear friends and sisters. Gasigullin wished that the month of Ramadan would bring charity and benevolence upon the Islamic world.

Sabri Demir: Ramadan is the Month of Prosperity and Peace

Sabri Demir, Deputy Mufti of the City of Istanbul remarked as follows: "The Directorate of Religious Affairs (DİB) indicated the theme of Ramadan this year as 'loneliness'. He reminded that this year's motto of DİB was 'Nobody should be alone... Never and not in the Month of Ramadan.' He expressed that this was a nice approach. Demir thanked the Tatarstan Representation Office and everybody that contributed efforts for organising the Ramadan fast programme. Pointing that the month of Ramadan was the month of prosperity and peace, Demir continued as follows: "I would like to take this opportunity o whish that the Islamic World would find peace.'. After his speech, he asked the blessing.

Selahettin Ermiş: Games Set Up Against the World of Islam Continue

İBB Foreign Affairs Manager Selamettin Ermiş underlined that joy and sadness came in hand in hand in Ramadan this year as well, and continued his remarks as follows:

“The games set up against the world of Islam still continue today. We turn our head only to see shed of blood and tears for years. The Islamic territories are the places where this is experienced. Sadly, our brothers and sisters deprived from a loaf of bread and a glass of water there. I therefore wish that the month of Ramadan, the best among 11 months bring peace and prosperity upon the Islamic world.”

Salih Doğan: Month of Ramadan is the Month of Sharing

Kültür A.Ş. Administrative Affairs Manager Salih Doğan indicated that the Turkish world enjoyed sitting at the same table, and added as follows:

“Month of Ramadan is the month of sharing. This month is a gift from the Supreme Being. The beginning of this month relies on mercy, the middle of it relies on grace and the end of it relies on salvation from the hellfire. I wish the Supreme Being accepts our prayers, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tatarstan Representation Office, and Idly Ural Association personally and on behalf of Nevzat Kütük, İBB Kültür A.Ş. General Manager.”

Tülay Demir: I Want to Thank You All

Tülay Duran, the President of Ayaz Tahir Turkistan Idly-Ural Turks Foundation remarked as follows: "We are happy to sit at the same table in another month of Ramadan. I want to give my special thanks to Aydar, our representative of Tatarstan for uniting us in this Ramadan fast programme. I wish them continued success. And thank you all for coming.”.

Gülten Urallı: We Enjoy Being With You

Gülten Urallı, the president of Idly-Ural Turks Culture and Beneficial Association began her speech by wishing prosperity, happiness and peace for all, and continued as follows: "We are happy to organise a Ramadan Fast programme regularly every year together with our Representation Office of Tatarstan. Thank you for joining us here today”. At the end of her speech, Urallı announced that the founding President of the association, Sinan Oturav, passed away in Eskişehir, therefore they were  said, whereas they were also happy as Aydar Gasigullin, the Representative of Tatarstan in Turkey became father for the second time.

A Surprise to the President of the Association

Aydar Gasigullin, the Representative of Tatarstan, made a surprise to Gülten Urallı, the President of the association. Gasigullin read out to the invitees the message of Rustam Minnihanov, the President of Tatarstan Republic on the occasion of Urallı's 60th birthday, and showed the flowers that were especially sent by the President of the Republic. The President Minnihanov sent a birthday greeting note and the certificate of achievement was presented through the Tatarstan representation office for his contributions to Tatar culture.

Fahri Solak: I Wish the Ramadan Brings Peace Upon Us

Secretary of the Turkish World Municipalities Union, Fahri Solak reminded that the month of Ramadan was the month of prosperity, and congratulated Aydar Gasigullin, the Representative of Tatarstan in Turkey for being father for the second time.

Wishing continued success to Gülten Urallı, the President of the Association, Solak remarked as follows: "I wish a happy 60th year anniversary, and want to sincerely congratulate him for the certificate of achievement, given by the President o Tatarstan Republic.” ...

The programme ended with prying over dinner.