Turkey’s president on Sunday released a message marking the Christian religious holiday of Easter.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended his best wishes to “all Christian citizens and the Christian community on the occasion of Easter.”

“This culture of coexistence in the Anatolian soil will cement peace and brotherhood today, as it was in the past, and will carry us to the bright future,” he said.

The coexistence of different sects and religions in the area for hundreds of years is an example for the world, the president added.

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