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Azerbaijani citizen honors Turkish soldier’s will with water well in Africa

Azerbaijani citizen honors Turkish soldier's will with water well in Africa Water wells drilled with the donations of philanthropists become 'living water' for Africans, Niger, March 30, 2022 (AA Photo)
By Anadolu Agency
Jun 23, 2024 5:29 PM

A philanthropic gesture by an Azerbaijani citizen has fulfilled the wish of Infantry Sergeant Mehmet Ali Horoz, who lost his life in a confrontation with PKK terrorists in northern Iraq.

Horoz had expressed his desire for a water well to be drilled in an African country.

Tural Sahbazli, a 30-year-old Azerbaijani who settled in Kahramanmaras for his university education, learned of Horoz’s wish upon his demise. Consultations with his family in Azerbaijan led Sahbazli to decide to honor Horoz by naming a water well in Cameroon, Africa, after him.

Azerbaijani citizen honors Turkish soldier's will with water well in Africa

Upon his return to Türkiye, Sahbazli visited the family of the late soldier, offering his condolences and presenting a video of the newly built water well named after Horoz to his father, Kalender Horoz.

Moved by the gesture, Kalender expressed gratitude, saying: “May Allah be pleased with all my fellow brothers and sisters in faith who honored my son’s wish. I have witnessed the joy of seeing the water well built in his name, and that alone brings me immense happiness.”

“May Allah provide water and a homeland to all those in need. May He accept everyone’s good deeds. I extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who fulfilled my son’s wish,” he added.

Last Updated:  Jun 23, 2024 5:47 PM