TUR ABDIN: Syriac women from Beth Kustan bake traditional bread (‘lahmo du tanuro’) for aid workers and earthquake victims

BETH KUSTAN/TUR ABDIN, Turkey – Syriacs from the diaspora and towns and villages in Tur Abdin continue to show their solidarity with the resources available to them and sent supplies to the earthquake victims, reports the Syriac newspaper Gazete Sabro.

Women from Tur Abdin mobilized to provide aid to the citizens affected by the earthquake that had as its epicenter the city of Maraş and affected 10 major cities and millions of people. Together, the Syriac women prepared the traditional flatbread “lahmo du tanuro” for the aid workers and victims several hundred kilometers west of Tur Abdin.

Tur Abdin itself remained fairly unaffected, except for a few minor tremors, by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

“Our hearts are with the victims of the earthquake. May God have mercy on the victims. We too want to contribute and therefore make ‘lahmo du tanuro’. We could not help in another way, but this we could do,” said one woman. Another woman explained that “the rescue workers also need food. Each woman makes bread in her fire oven [‘tanuro’] and we send it there together from Midyat.”