Turkish Cultural Center New York, brought together the representatives of many countries around the same table for the Iftar Dinner occasion.
THU, 11 AUG 2011
As Muslims continue to celebrate Ramadan, dignitaries from around the world gathered in New York City for a special Ramadan dinner...and are recognizing the Turkish Cultural Center in New York...for promoting cross-cultural events...that they call priceless.
Members of the Consulates General and UN Missions recently came together for an Iftar dinner at the Turkish Cultural Center or TCC in New York.
The program kicked off with the video presentation about Ramadan.
In his address, Vice President of TCC, MEHMET KILIC welcomed guests and said fasting is the main element of Ramadan. He also emphasized the importance of charity during the Holy Month.
Abdoulaye Traore with the Permanent Mission of Mali to the UN said he was heartened by the news that Turkiye was helping with aid efforts in the famine-struck Horn of Africa.
President of TCC ZAFER AKIN elaborated on the organization's goals and said he hoped to strengthen Turkiye's relationship with the US and the rest of the world.
Ambassadors and Consul Generals from across the world attending the event, thanked the TCC for organizing the dinner and providing participants with valuable information about Ramadan and Turkiye.