Turkish couple's wedding feast with 4,000 Syrian refugees


A traditional Turkish wedding generally lasts from Tuesday to Thursday, culminating in a banquet on the last night with family, friends and wedding guests.

But this newly-wed couple from the southern Turkish city of Kilis, near the Syrian border decided to celebrate their big day not just with handful of guests but with 4000 people.

Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat who were married last week threw a wedding feast for thousands of Syrian refugees.


Kilis is temporary home for 4,000 Syrian refugees, a fraction of the 1 million refugees in Turkey.

It was the groom's father, Ali Üzümcüoğlu, who originally had the idea to share a bit of wedding joy with those less fortunate.

Kimse Yok Mu (KYM), an international non-profit humanitarian aid and development organization based in Turkey posted the wedding pictures on their Social Media page.

The couple borrowed a truck from Kimse Yok Mu and paid for the food with money that had been donated for their wedding.

The bride was seen serving the refugees in her white wedding dress and golden tiara.

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