Turkey – Citizens optimistic for the new year of 2023


Location: Istanbul – Turkey
Language: Arabic
Duration: 4:06
Sound: natural
Source: A24 in Turkey
Restrictions: A24 subscribers
Date: 01/01/2023


The atmosphere in the Turkish city of Istanbul was full of celebrations on New Year’s Eve, as entertainment activities were held on the Bosporus Bridge, that separates the continents of Asia and Europe, for citizens and tourists to welcome the new year.

Turkish citizens told A24 that for the new year, they wish security, safety and happiness. Arab tourists in Istanbul told A24 they wish for stability in their home countries, an end to wars and economic crises, and better living conditions.


  • Soundbite (Arkan – Turkish citizen):
    “I wish peace and prosperity for our country. I wish all people in Turkey happiness. I hope 2023 will bring peace, happiness and health for our country and the world, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. Happy new year.”
  • Soundbite (Nahar – Turkish citizen):
    “I wish 2023 brings happiness and peace without wars. I wish everyone happiness and prosperity in the new year.”
  • Soundbite (Alhami – Street vendor):
    “I wish for peace and no wars in 2023. I wish everyone happiness.”
  • Soundbite (Janda – Turkish citizen):
    “I wish for peace in the world. I wish to become rich this year and I wish health for my cats.”
  • Soundbite (Ahmed and Lara – Arab tourists):
    “We wish happiness and prosperity in the coming year for us and everyone. We wish for security and safety in all countries.”

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