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"Coffee of Tolerance" brings together representatives of different ethnicities and religions in Plovdiv

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For the sixth consecutive year, representatives of all communities and religions in Plovdiv have gathered for the traditional “Tolerance Coffee” at the Dzhumaya Mosque in the city centre. The event recalls and points out the centuries-old tradition of peaceful coexistence between Bulgarians, Jews, Italians, Turks, Russians, Armenians and other ethnic groups in the city. For the first time, the Turkish community issued an invitation for the Coffee of Tolerance event in 2015, on the occasion of a vandal act over the Dzhumaya Mosque in Plovdiv's Old Town. 

Chief Mufti Mustafa Hadji said it was necessary to realize that love; understanding and good neighborliness would save humanity. The event was also attended by Hüseyin Ergani – Consul General of Turkey in Plovdiv.

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