Turkish “TIKA” organizes a Ramadan iftar in Albania

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The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) organized a Ramadan Iftar program in the Albanian capital, Tirana.

The program was attended by Turkey’s Ambassador to Albania, Pilot Kagan Atay, Mahmut Çevik, Vice President of TIKA, Mustafa Atta, the agency’s coordinator in Tirana, and Andy Seferi, Deputy Mayor of the capital, as well as representatives of Turkish and Albanian associations.

In a speech during the event, Çevik congratulated the attendees on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

He pointed to the strength of historical relations between the Balkan region and the Ottomans, especially in Albania, where today it still embraces a lifestyle that exists as a result of interaction in many fields such as language, literature, music and urban style.

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He explained that TIKA has continued its activity in Albania since 1996 in order to continue the existing relations and interaction between the two countries, as it has implemented more than 600 projects during this period.

In turn, Ambassador Atay said that relations between Turkey and Albania have gained important momentum, especially in recent years.

He pointed out that the two countries celebrated last year the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

He pointed out that the Turkish embassy is making every effort to strengthen relations with Albania in its second centenary.

Atay concluded his speech by saying that Turkey welcomed Ramadan this year with a heavy heart because of Israeli injustice in Palestine.