Fatih Municipality and Istanbul Mufti Office have organized a prayer program for our soldiers, who have been martyrized and performing duty in Afrin. Thousands of citizens have attended the program that was held in Fatih Mosque.
A prayer program was held for our gallant soldiers, who have been performing duty in the Olive Branch Operation that Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) started in the Afrin region of Syria with the organization of Fatih Municipality and Istanbul Mufti Office. In the program that started after the noon prayer performed in Fatih Mosque, hatim Prayer was said for the victory of our soldiers, who have been performing duty in Afrin and for the heroes who have been martyrized. Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir, Istanbul Provincial Mufti Prof. Dr. Hasan Kamil Yılmaz and thousands of citizens have attended to the program.
The citizens, who gathered in the Fatih Mosque while the 44th day of the Olive Branch Operation continues, showed that they always stand by our gallant army with their prayers. On the other hand, many numbers of Surah Yaseen, Whole of the Quran and Kalimah Tawheed were recited.
‘‘We Remember Our Martyrs With Gratitude”
Having said prayers for our gallant soldiers, who have been martyrized and performing duty in Afrin, Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir said: “This is the 44th day of Afrin operation. Fatih Municipality with our Provincial Mufti Office made all the mosques and Quran courses to recite whole of the Quran, Surah Yaseen and Surah Fath, particularly in all Selatin Mosques of Fatih. By this means, we demonstrate that we are together with them with all our feelings, hearts and prayers. We are here and we will pray after the noon prayer. We believe that Afrin has a particular significance and symbolic value aside from being a district on our south. At the same time, we believe that Afrin is the assurance of the unity and integrity of our country and also our future. Our ancestor Sultan Abdulhamid said, “He established his crown right in the route of jackals and hyenas.” We see it from here, and we will experience such kind of problems as long as we live here, just like in the past. We hope that people will not suffer hereafter and we will not face such dangers. We remember our martyrs with gratitude.”
Turkish delight, rose water, rice and dessert were offered to the citizens after hatim program.