Turkish FM celebrates Eid in Bosnia

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The foreign minister performed Eid prayer at Sarajevo’s Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque together with Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Tuesday.

Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric welcomed Davutoğlu, telling worshippers that “today is a day we waited for centuries” in Sarajevo. “Today is a day to cherish because the Turkish foreign minister is with us,” he said.

Davutoğlu said Ceric’s sermon was “emotional” and added: “We were here, are here and we will always be here.”

Ceric further commended Davutoğlu after his sermon at the mosque, saying “Allah created him to make history.” Calling Davutoğlu’s Eid prayer at Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque a “historic moment,” Ceric said it symbolized the “rebirth of a new politics and new realities in the Balkans, particularly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

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