Coal miners in Zonguldak ate their first suhoor (pre-dawn meal) hundreds of meters beneath the ground.
Marking the first day of the holy month of Ramadan at their workplace, workers at Aslantürk Mining in the district of İnağzı enjoyed the first suhoor on their night shift.
Miners welcomed Ramadan, also known as the “sultan” of the 12 months of the lunar year among Turks, together, gathering at a humble table which includes tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, olives, cheese, onions and bread, before the day’s fast begins.
“I wish an accident-free year.. Everyone wants to spend Ramadan at home, but we have to make a living. It is not difficult to fast; Allah helps us. You should experience it. For us, it is something to be proud of,” said İbrahim Çamlı (53), who has been working in coal mines for 40 years.
Mining Engineer Serhan Kalma (29) said “We are already like a family here as underground is another world. Although workers say they are saddened to be away from their loved ones, this is where their other families are. They all work in unity.”
CihanGüncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 15:37