Turkish aid group works to help Haitian orphans
Representatives of Turkish aid organization Kimse Yok Mu, along with a group of Turkish businessmen, last week gave gifts to some 100 children at an orphanage in Haiti. The visit to the Centre d'encadrement d'enfants (Help for the Children) in the city of Croix-des-Bouquets coincided with the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice holiday (Kurban Bayrami). Kimse Yok Mu's Murat Tosun said the Turkish businessmen traveled from the United States to Haiti to visit the orphans, who lost their parents in January's devastating earthquake, which took more than 200,000 lives. Tosun said meat from sacrificial animals donated by Turks was also distributed to poor Haitians during the holiday. "Now we're sharing the joy of this holiday with the orphans," he added. "By giving them presents and toys, we wanted to make them happy. It would please us greatly to bring these children a bit of holiday joy."