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This Extraordinary Turkish Couple Shares Their Wedding Day With 4,000 Syrian Refugees

Throwing a party for a cause is now becoming a trend. Instead of simply receiving personal gifts from your friends, it’s better to raise funds for a good purpose and help the needy. These simple things add more meaning and purpose to the celebration.

A Turkish couple from the province of Kilis in the Syrian border celebrated their wedding day for a cause. Instead of serving fancy meal, Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat donated the savings their families had put together for their traditional two-day party to feed over 4,000 refugees living in the local community.

The idea of sharing their wedding celebration with those less fortunate came from the groom’s father, Ali Üzümcüoğlu, who is a Turkish charity Kimse Yok Mu (KYM) volunteer.

In an interview with i100, Esra said, “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.”

Learn more about this act of kindness that made headlines around the world by watching the video.


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Written by Anne Cacherell

Anne Cacherell is a viral buzz maker who loves to write about inspiring and interesting stories for healthy public consumption. She is currently based in the twin tropical island paradise of Trinidad & Tobago.

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