July 8, 2014
The ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Germany, Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu, expressed that he would like to see an official Ramadan gala hosted by the Federal Government. Recognizing the many events taking place within Germany’s constituent federal states, Hüseyin Avni Karslioglu referred particularly to the USA and the Obama administration as one positive example he could think of. He stated that such an event would be symbolic for the arrival of Islam in Germany. Thomas De Mazière as well, Federal Minister of the Interior, upheld Iftar for its capacity to overcome boundaries and described it as an event fostering “reconciliation”.