Turkey Jewish community holds iftar dinner for Muslim neighbors
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Turkey Jewish community holds iftar dinner for Muslim neighbors

Some 1,100 people attend Ramadan holiday meal, which is cheered as example of coexistence

People walk in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, May 16, 2018 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
People walk in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, May 16, 2018 on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Jewish community of Turkey hosted an iftar dinner marking the end of the day’s Ramadan fast in northwestern Turkey.

About 1,100 people attended the dinner, the Daily Sabah reported. The dinner sponsored by members of the Jewish community of Turkey and the Chief Rabbi Foundation was held Monday night in the Edirne province near the landmark Selimiye Mosque, according to the report.

Edirne Governor Günay Özdemir called the dinner an example of how people from different faiths can live together in peace.

It is the fourth year that a Jewish-sponsored interfaith iftar dinner has taken place in the province.

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