PM Davutoglu attends Eid prayers in Turkey's Diyarbakir

PM Davutoglu goes to Turkey's southeastern city Diyarbakir to attend Eid prayer

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

PM Ahmet Davutoglu having tea with citizens in a cafe following morning prayer in Diyarbakir, September 24, 2015

Updated Jan 2, 2016

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attended the Eid prayer in Turkey's southeastern city Diyarbakir and met with citizens afterwards.

Davutoglu also attended the daily morning prayer, which is held about an hour before the Eid prayer, in the Great Mosque of Diyarbakir.

Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yilmaz and the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Kutbettin Arzu accompanied Davutoglu in the mosque.

Diyarbakir has a strong Kurdish population and is an archaic and symbolic city.

Following the prayer, Davutoglu drank tea with citizens at a nearby cafe and chatted with them about daily issues.

He gave messages of peace and urged citizens to talk and encourage people around them for peace in the region, which has recently suffered from PKK's terror attacks.


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