Turkish newlyweds invited 4,000 homeless Syrian refugees to their wedding and spent their happy day feeding them.
Newlyweds Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and Esra Polat welcomed the thousands of displaced Syrians to their wedding service in the city of Kilis, in southern Turkey, last week.
The groom’s father Ali Uzumcuoglu came with the idea for the huge wedding feast. He wanted to share the couple’s special day with “our Syrian brothers and sisters”, he said. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Newlyweds Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and Esra Polat welcomed thousands of displaced families to their service in the southern Turkish city of Kilis last week, enlisting the help of a local charity.
2. The idea for the huge wedding feast was that of the groom’s father Ali Uzumcuoglu, who said he wanted to share the couple’s special day with “our Syrian brothers and sisters”.
3. The couple happily stepped behind the counter, while still dressed in their traditional wedding clothes, in order to serve meals to the 4,000 Syrian refugees.
Kimse Yok Mu — a Turkih charity which helps refugees around the world — provided a catering truck for the event. The couple stepped behind the counter, while still dressed in their wedding clothes, and served meals to the Syrian refugees.
Initially reluctant to go along with the plan, the bride eventually changed her mind and has described the experience as wonderful. She told i100.co.uk:
I was shocked when Fethullah first told me about the idea but afterwards I was won over by it. It was such a wonderful experience. I’m happy that we had the opportunity to share our wedding meal with the people who are in real need.
Since a civil war broke out in Syria four years ago, more than four million people have fled the country and many of them are now living in refugee camps over the border in Turkey.
Another eight million displaced people live in camps or temporary shelters within Syria.
4. Turkish newlyweds invited 4,000 homeless Syrian refugees to their wedding and spent their happy day feeding them.
Read more: i100.co.uk.
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