Non-Governmental Organisations in Riha (Urfa) brought together the families of 25 soldiers and 25 guerillas who lost their lives during operations in Kurdistan at a dinner in order to contribute to the peace process. The families of soldiers and guerillas who sat side by side at the dinner said “Mothers should not cry any more, brothers should not kill each other”.
Governor Celalettin Güvenç who attended the dinner also said that a fresh new page needed to be turned, and “edi bese”, which means “enough” in Kurdish.
Governor of Urfa Celalettin Güvenç, Commissioner of Police Mehmet Likoğlu and representatives from NGOs also attended the peace dinner which was held at the Çamlık Restaurant and brought together 50 families in total. The families of dead soldiers and guerillas were welcomed with carnations at the dinner where the walls were decorated with slogans such as “A call for peace from Urfa, the hometown of Hz. İbrahim, friend of Allah, and the capital of friendship and brotherhood”,“Enough. Edi Bese”, “Mothers should not cry anymore”, “Our tears should be those of joy”.