Maltepe Municipality setup giant ashoura cauldrons at the Maltepe Main Square and distributed ashoura to thousands of people. Mayor of Maltepe Municipality Ali Kılıç said “I hope that this ashoura cauldron that we have setup will symbolize meals that promote friendship, love and brotherhood ”.
The giant ashoura cauldrons setup by Maltepe Municipality at the borough square ensured that thousands of people from different cross sections of society, got together. In addition to Mayor of Maltepe Municipality Ali Kılıç, Republican Peoples Party Council Members Gökmen Öğüt and Hüsnü Süslü, CHP Maltepe Borough President Zeynep Babacan, Maltepe Deputy Mufti Mesut Taş, Maltepe Djemevi President Erdinç Yılmaz, Maltepe Djemevi elder Metin Eycan, Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation President Timur Topuz and the district elders distributed ashoura to thousands of residents. Eating their ashoura to three accompaniment of prayers, the public thanked Maltepe Municipality authorities for the event.
“OUR PRAYERS ARE FOR PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP”
Making a short statement after the distribution of the ashoura Mayor Kılıç was quoted as saying “On the anniversary of Karbala, which is a stain on human history, in this holy month of Muharram , people have been feeling the pain in their hearts for 12 days. May God never allow anyone else to experience such pain. Our prayers are for peace and brotherhood. When we raise our hands to heaven, let our prayers end with peace and friendship. We hope that everyone who raises their hands in prayer, in our country and throughout the Islam world, will live in peace. I hope that this ashoura cauldron that we have setup in Maltepe Square may be a meal that leads to friendship, love, and brotherhood. May God protect our unity and solidarity”. (03.10.2017)
*** Republic Celebration at Büyükbakkalköy
The play “From Founding to Establishment, The Republic a Love Affair” was staged at Büyükbakkalköy district as a part of the Maltepe Municipality organized 94 separate events for the celebration of the 94th anniversary of the Republic.
“I Am the Republic” events organized by Maltepe Municipality are proceeding at full speed. As a part of the celebrations the play “From Founding to Establishment, The Republic a Love Affair” was staged at Büyükbakkalköy , İsmet Kuralkan Primary School garden for the benefit of the residents of the district. The play that recounts, in a poetic manner the saga of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s Independence War and the years of national struggle for freedom, was warmly received by the audience for the use of both its musical and poetic language. Before the play various games were organized for the children. There was also eye scan, and respiration and blood tests done in the play area as well. (
Kaynak: Maltepe Belediyesi