Recently a Turkish bride and groom, Esra Polat and Fethullah Üzümcüo?lu, got married in the city of Kilis near the Syrian border. They decided to spend their wedding day by feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees. So, the couple invited special guests who have fled their country since the civil war which began four years ago.
The idea was suggested by the groom’s father, Ali Üzümcüo?lu.
“We thought that on such a happy day, we would share the wedding party with our Syrian brothers and sisters. We thought this was best done with Kimse Yok Mu (a Turkish charity which provides help to millions across the world) who could provide a truck. God willing, this will lead to others doing the same and giving food to our Syrian brothers and sisters. For us, it was an interesting wedding dinner,” he told to correspondents.
The father also added he was glad that the couple began a new life “with such a selfless action.”
The bride, Mrs. Polat, told that it was a wonderful experience. “I was shocked when Fethullah first told me about the idea but afterwards I was won over by it. It was such a wonderful experience. I’m happy that we had the opportunity to share our wedding meal with the people who are in real need,” she said.
The groom, Mr. Üzümcüo?lu, added: “Seeing the happiness in the eyes of the Syrian refugee children is just priceless. We started our journey to happiness with making others happy and that’s a great feeling.”
He said that his friends were inspired by this unusual wedding day and they hope to do the same during their wedding celebrations.