Just married! Turkey couple feed 4,000 refugees
Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat shared a meal with 4,000 Syrian displaced people in the south-central city of Kilis
A Turkish newly married couple has reportedly donated the money they had saved for their wedding banquet to feed Syrian refugees.
According to the Washington Post, Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, shared a meal with 4,000 Syrian displaced people in the south-central city of Kilis.
A spokeswoman for the Turkey-based charity Kimse Yok Mu (KYM) said that the idea came from the groom’s father who is an active volunteer with the organization.
Kilis'te düğün yemeğini derneğimiz vesilesiyle Suriyeli mültecilerle paylaşan gençlerimize mutluluklar diliyoruz. pic.twitter.com/YDxJf8ZxPS— KYM (@kimseyokmu) August 3, 2015
The father thought that holding a banquet was "unnecessary" when people living "next door" did not even have enough food, the spokesperson said.
KYM, which is operating in Kilis, serves approximately 4,000 meals daily.
It is currently operating in more than 110 countries and has previously partnered with the United Nations on several projects to help Syrian refugees.
Kilis is home to tens of thousands of refugees who are fleeing war-torn Syria, according to local media.
Turkey has hosted more than a million Syrian refugees since the conflict began there in 2011, according to the United Nations.