Turkish event a stream of light in the dark

Baklava and wine present an escape from weeks of difficult news.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Guests at Turkey's republic day reception graze on an eggplant dish, stuffed grape leaves, hummus and baklava.
Laura Beaulne-Stuebing, Anne Marie Creskey
Published: Wednesday, 11/05/2014 12:00 am EST

There's been no shortage of sad, strange or unfortunate news these days. Ottawa is still recovering from last month's attack on Parliament. And for the members of the Turkish community in Canada marking their republic day on Oct. 29, events back home clouded festivities.

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