İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu could not realize the iftar traditionally made in the citizens' homes due to the pandemic process this year. İmamoğlu, who made the first mass iftar of the year with the employees of the Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Line construction, said, “In Ramadan, I have been opening iftar for 11 years, both in my political period and in my mayor period. This year has been a fortune, after 11 years, I open an iftar only in my home. I can't go home. Today, for the first time, I will open an iftar outside my house with our laboring friends. I wish you all health and wellness. I hope we get the value of this work, this work together. "Just as we are talking healthy, today, on the last day, we say 'Good luck' on the last day, and we offer it to the service of Istanbulites together.” The iftar program was carried out while maintaining social distance and following the hygiene rules.
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), made the first mass of the year with the subway construction staff. Ümraniye-Ataşehir-Göztepe Metro Construction Headquarters met with metro workers and workers, İmamoğlu was accompanied by Pelin Alpkökin, Rail System Projects Manager Serap Timur and Anatolian Side Rail System Manager Fahrettin Öner in the iftar program. Speaking at the central construction site, before the iftar, which was carried out in accordance with the social distance rules, Imamoglu said:
“WE HAVE A SEMESTER TO BE A COURSE FOR ALL OF US”
“May Allah accept it. We live in a different month of Ramadan. More precisely, the world is going through a different era. We are really going through a period that will be a lesson for all of us. We need to learn big lessons. People are losing their lives both in our country and our city, all over the world. Therefore, we are in a period that will adhere to the rules and pay attention to the rules at the same time. In Ramadan, normally I had been breaking for 11 years at home, both in my political and my mayor period. This year has been a fortune, after 11 years, I open an iftar only in my home. I can't go home. Today, for the first time, I will open an iftar outside my house, together with our laboring friends, owners of our valuable company and friends who run the business. I am so happy. I wish you all health and wellness. I hope we get the value of this work, this work together. Just as we speak healthy today, we say 'Good luck' on the last day and offer it to the service of Istanbulites altogether. Hopefully, Ramadan and the next Feast will welcome us like a feast. Let me state my hope that we will overcome this virus problem as a world. May Allah accept it again. Bon Appetit."
Metro construction employees took photos with Imamoglu following the iftar, following the social distance rules.