UPDATED: Not only politics but also a time to socialize – Turkish envoy

Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, Erdem Mutaf (Photo by Philip Buda Ladu)

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The Turkish Ambassador to South Sudan, Erdem Mutaf yesterday told diplomats that it should not always be about politics but sometimes it’s good to have time to socialize.

Ambassador Mutaf made this remarks during exhibition of Turkey traditional food aimed to promote Turkish kitchen or chef to the rest of the world, which was organized by Turkish Ministry of Culture.

The event that was funded by the Turkish First Lady, Emine Erdogan was attended by government officials, Nigerian Ambassador to South Sudan, diplomats and friends of Turkish government in the country.

In his speech, Turkish envoy to South Sudan Mutaf said, “we need to have such kind of events for South Sudan to normalize, not only following politics alone”.

Mr. Mutaf explained that in Turkish traditional meal they have seven main dishes, which again have two sections mainly fish and meat dessert prepared in professional way during the cooking.

Meanwhile, Turkish Country representative, Faruk Aksoy said his favorite meals are lentil or hunkar in Turkish and Stuffed Vines Leaves with yogurts which are mouthwatering.

Aksoy explained that some parts of Turkey are known for eating meat, however the northern part of the country which is the majority favours fish than meat.

Paraded on table were Turkish’ different dishes which include Sultan’s Favorite, Braised fish with vegetables, Turkish brown rice, Bulgur bilav, stuffed vines leaves, egg plants salad, baby marrow among others.

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