African village named Turkiye

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Residents of Transalya village in the African state of Burkina Faso changed the village name to “Turkiye” after Turkey’s Kimse Yok Mu relief association’s aid during the last three Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, holidays.

“Meat obtained from the animals sacrificed is sent to those in need of food in all corners of the world,” a statement made by the Kimse Yok Mu relief association said, adding that the residents of Transalya village changed the name of their village to ”˜Turkiye’ after the aid extended by them.

A Turkish flag was planted at the entrance of village by residents as well.

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