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Turkish Couple Drops Wedding Banquet to Feed 4,000 Syrian Refugees


A Turkish couple had a wedding to remember as they fed 4,000 Syrian refugees during their celebration. The bride and groom tied the knot in the city of Kilis, near the Syrian border, which has been flooded with refugees, fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and Esra Polat were the happy couple and they got the idea from the groom’s father Ali, who believed the pair could start their union by giving something back.

“I thought that sharing a big delicious dinner with our family and friends was unnecessary, knowing that there are so many people in need living next door,” he said, speaking to The Independent’s

“So I came up with this idea and shared it with my son. I’m very happy that he accepted it and they started their new happy journey with such a selfless action,” he added.


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