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Orphans return home
The orphan children who came to Turkey to attend the 4th International Orphan Meeting returned to their home countries. They thanked the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and the people of Turkey and
Turkey 10.11.2009

To draw attention to the situation of children made orphan by wars, occupations, natural disasters and poverty, the IHH organized an orphan meeting for the fourth time this year with the participation of orphans from 10 countries. The orphans attended various programs and performances held in the cities of Istanbul, Kayseri, Konya and Diyarbakır for two weeks. They said they would never forget the time they spent in Turkey as they left for their countries.   

The orphans had mixed feelings while leaving, the happiness of returning home and the sadness of leaving Turkey. 

Some of the orphans could not keep their tears as they bid farewell to the other orphans from Sudan, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Chechnya, East Turkistan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq and Kyrgyzstan. 

The orphans thanked and hugged their Turkish guides who accompanied them during their stay in Turkey.  

Pakistani orphans attend press conference

The Pakistani orphans attended a press conference on their return from Turkey. Greeted with flowers, the orphans spoke about the trip to Turkey and the orphan meeting. 

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