Turkish couple rang their wedding bell by sharing their wedding feast with 4000 Syrian refugees

act of kindness

Weddings are always special and expensive. People spend lots of money on their weddings in order to cherish it for a lifetime. But different people have different opinions and ways to celebrate the occasion that embark a new beginning in their life. Recently, a young Turkish couple celebrated their wedding day by bringing happiness to 4000 refugees who have fled Syria since the outbreak of the civil war four years ago.

Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and Esra Polat, who married last week in a province near the Syrian border, decided to use all the money to host a party for thousands of strangers. The idea was first proposed by the groom’s father, Ali Uzumcuoglu, who said he hopes others will follow their example and help feed their Syrian neighbors in need.

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, said groom’s father Ali Uzumcuoglu.

The newlywed couple donated the savings their families had put together for the traditional two-day party, to share their wedding celebrations with refugees living nearby instead, providing dinner for approximately 4,000 people.

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, said Esra.

Turkish couple drops wedding banquet to feed 4,000 Syrian refugees. News 07.08.2015


This newlywed couple’s rare act of kindness to share their wedding feast with 4,000 Syrian refugees made headlines around the world.


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