Turkey’s ambassador to Zagreb, Yavuz Selim Kiran, hosted religious Muslims, Christians and Jews in Croatia for a dinner at the embassy.
The iftar program was attended by Mufti Aziz Hasanović, President of the Croatian Islamic Federation, members of the Council of the Islamic Federation, Director of Caritas Croatia Tomislav Glavnik, Archbishop of the Church of North Macedonia Kirko Vilenski, and Head of the Jewish Community of Zagreb Ognin Krause. and Rabbi Luciano Moshe Prelevitsch and other guests.
Speaking on the Iftar program, which began with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an and prayers, Ambassador Kieran said that he was very happy to host religious representatives in Croatia due to the month of Ramadan, during which feelings of love, tolerance and mercy are intensified. .
Kiran recalled that the resolution accepting the institutional and legal equality of Islam with other religions, which forms the basis of the peaceful and peaceful life of the Muslim community in Croatia, was adopted by the Croatian parliament 107 years ago, and noted that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also attended the celebrations in 2016.
Expressing that President Erdogan also attended the inauguration of the Islamic Cultural Center and Recep Tayyip Erdogan Mosque in Sisak, Kiran said that the center has become another symbol of the culture of love, respect, tolerance and coexistence in Croatia, and that it has become a symbol of xenophobia in Europe, and said that the climate of religious equality in Croatia is promising in A time when anti-Islamists are growing.
Expressing its strong condemnation of the attacks on the Quran and the Turkish flag, Ambassador Kiran noted that Turkey will resolutely continue its struggle against Islamophobia, racism and xenophobia on all platforms.
Kiran stated that they will continue to protect the heritage of respect and tolerance for religious beliefs in Turkey, where people of different faiths live together and fraternally, and where mosques, churches and synagogues have co-existed for centuries, and that they will continue to work. On the continuation of friendship, brotherhood, unity and solidarity that were strengthened by meeting at the breakfast table, he thanked the government and people of Croatia for their great solidarity with Turkey after the earthquake.
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