Turkish, Indonesian leaders exchange holiday greetings

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with his Indonesian counterpart by telephone Wednesday to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. 

Erdogan and Joko Widodo exchanged holiday greetings.

The holiday commemorates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham, to sacrifice his son at the command of God, before the last-minute divine substitute of a ram.

Muslims sacrifice animals in commemoration of this intervention and share the meat with the poor and their relatives.