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Turkish, Indonesian leaders exchange holiday greetings

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Indonesia's Joko Widodo exchange greetings marking Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha

Zafer Fatih Beyaz   | 14.08.2019
Turkish, Indonesian leaders exchange holiday greetings

ANKARA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with his Indonesian counterpart by telephone Wednesday to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. 

Erdogan and Joko Widodo exchanged holiday greetings, Turkey’s Presidential Communications Directorate said in a statement.

The holiday commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son at the command of God, before the last-minute divine substitute of a ram.

Muslims sacrifice animals in commemoration of this intervention and share the meat with the poor and their relatives.

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