Iraqi Town Renamed Hungary’s Daughter in Return for Rebuilding Aid
Gábor Sarnyai 2018.08.28.
A town inhabited by a Christian community and destroyed by the Islamic State terrorist organisation in 2014 in Iraq has been rebuilt using a donation of 2 million euros from the Hungarian government, daily Magyar Idők reported on Monday.
According to the paper, the town has been renamed Tel Askouf or “Hungary’s daughter,” in recognition of the gesture.
Tristan Azbej, Deputy Secretary of State at the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, told the paper that the Hungarian government had spent a total of 4.5 billion forints (EUR 14m) on aid in the past 18 months to help persecuted Christians stay in their homelands.