President Gul and prime minister Erdogan issued messages to celebrate Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2012

Turkish President Abdullah Gul issued a message for the Christmas.

“All our fellow citizens regardless of which religion or belief they belong live fraternally based on feeling of friendship, solidarity, respect and love,” said the President.

"We are the members of a deep-rooted tradition upheld respect to different religions, beliefs and cultures and considered our differences as richness. I believe that our commitment will continue to building a joint future in peace and mutual respect. I believe that the spirit of unity and the climate of mutual love and respect will get stronger in the future. With these thoughts, I wish all Christians a happy Christmas in tranquility and in peace," Erdogan said in his message.

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