Turkey celebrates Eid al-Fitr as opposition party leaders visit quake-hit provinces
Turkish politicians have shared their celebration messages for Eid al-Fitr as there are almost three weeks left to the historical elections. The opposition party leaders have visited different quake-torn provinces and met with survivors.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on April 21 performed the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer at Istanbul's Hagia Sophia.
"I congratulate the Eid al-Fitr holiday of our nation and the Islamic world. Thank God for bringing us to another holiday. Once again, I wish God's mercy on our citizens who died in earthquakes and floods, and patience for their relatives," Erdoğan said on Twitter.
Milletimizin ve İslâm âleminin #RamazanBayramı’nı tebrik ediyorum.— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) April 21, 2023
Bizleri bir bayrama daha ulaştıran Rabbime hamdediyorum.
Depremlerde ve sellerde vefat eden vatandaşlarımıza bir kez daha Allah’tan rahmet, yakınlarına sabır diliyorum.
Ramazan Bayramımız mübarek olsun. pic.twitter.com/I5AoykzKNx
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader and Nation Alliance's presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has spent the first day Eid al-Fitr in quake-stricken Adıyaman province. Kılıçdaroğlu left carnations on the graves of those who lost their lives in the Feb. 6 earthquakes.
Right-wing opposition Good (İYİ) Party leader Meral Akşener spent the morning in quake-torn Malatya province. Akşener met with earthquake victims during the breakfast.
Later in the day, Akşener went to another quake-torn province, Hatay, to held a rally together with CHP's Istanbul Mayor and vice presidential candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu.
İmamoğlu spent the morning of the holiday in Hatay together with quake-victims.
Hatay’ı hiç yalnız bırakmayacağız.— Ekrem İmamoğlu (@ekrem_imamoglu) April 21, 2023
Bayramın ilk gününde Defne’de depremzede vatandaşlarımızla buluştuk, bayramlaştık. pic.twitter.com/qM88ChidAY