Istanbul, 01 Syawal 1437/06 July 2016 (MINA) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shared a message celebrating Eid al-Fitr in 12 different languages, including Kurdish and Russian, on his Twitter account on July 5.
“I would like to extend my warmest wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. May this blessed day bring peace and joy to humanity,” Erdogan tweeted in English following an original post in Turkish.
The president also shared the same message in French, Spanish, German, Indonesian, Estonian, Slovenian, Russian, Persian, Arabic and Kurdish, hurriyetdailynews.com reported.
Muslims in Turkey, along with other Muslim populations around the world, are celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr on July 5, marking the end of 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
The Turkish authorities declared a nine-day public holiday starting from July 2 for Eid al-Fitr.
It had been planned to officially start on July 5 and end on July 7, but Prime Minister Binali Yildirim signed a circular saying that July 8 would also be a holiday, thus declaring a nine-day public holiday including the preceding and following weekends. (T/R07/R01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)