By Kaan Bozdogan

ISTANBUL

The Istanbul governor’s office organized on Friday a New Year Fest at the Ciragan Palace in Besiktas, on the waterfront in Turkey’s commercial capital, for Christians from different denominations, conventions, and churches.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya wished 2020 would bring goodness and grace to all mankind.

The presidential classical Turkish music choir also gave a concert at the event.

He said different cultures and beliefs have lived together in peace in Istanbul for centuries, and emphasized that the city is a center of civilization far from making others feeling left out or marginalized.

Yerlikaya congratulated Sahak

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