Istanbul municipality to hold iftar dinners in Gezi Park

Gezi Park in Taksim, Istanbul will continue a 20-year old tradition of being home to fast-breaking dinners during the Islamic month of Ramadan, a statement by Beyoglu municipality said.

Istanbul municipality to hold iftar dinners in Gezi Park

World Bulletin/News Desk

Gezi Park in Taksim, Istanbul will be home to fast-breaking dinners during the Islamic month of Ramadan, a statement by Beyoglu municipality said.

"We are continuing the twenty-year-old tradition of Gezi Park iftar dinners," Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said. "All Istanbulites are invited."

The municipality plans to serve 1,500 people a day throughout the month. Tables will be removed and set up again for dinner every evening, the statement said.

Gezi Park had seen thousands of people's protests against a development plan in the city center last month.

Demonstrations centered on the park began with environmental concerns but quickly turned into mass anti-government rallies across the country for over three weeks.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Temmuz 2013, 12:43
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