ANTALYA, Turkey

Turkey on Sunday marked Father’s Day, an annual day of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds.

“I congratulate Father’s Day to my esteemed husband and all the fathers, and commemorate my own father with prayer and mercy,” First Lady Emine Erdogan said on Twitter.

She expressed her gratitude to all men who even look after the children separated from their parents, and invited all families to become “foster families” of innocent children.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu along with his daughter Irem Cavusoglu, meanwhile, visited his father in Alanya district of the Mediterranean Antalya province.

He shared a video of his visit on Twitter, with the message: “Dad, son and grandchild. Happy Father’s Day.”

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP, also shared a video on Twitter with the message: “Happy Father’s Day, the hero of their children.”

Father’s Day complements similar celebrations honoring family members such as Mother’s Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents’ Day.

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