|Today is Children’s Day in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC).
Also known as National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, this festival was dedicated by the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, to the children of the country. The day actually commemorates the anniversary of the inauguration of the Turkish Parliament in 1920 and promotes children as the symbol of modern Turkey. Schools participate in ceremonies marked by performances in large stadiums watched by the entire nation on TV.
Filling: 1/2 lb. ground beef 2 onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup walnuts, crumbled Salt to taste black Pepper 1 cup diced parsley Kofte shell: 3 cups of cracked wheat #1 (bulgur) 2 potatoes boiled, peeled, and shredded ½ cup semolina ½ cup bread crumbs 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1 egg Salt and black pepper to taste 3 cups of water For the filling: 1-Sauté the ground beef with the onion until the meat is light brown and crumbly. Then drain and add the rest of the ingredients, stir and put aside. 2-Place the bulgur in a large bowl and add a little bit of hot water to get it wet, but not soggy. Add all the ingredients, knead them all. During the kneading, wet your hands once in a while and continue kneading. Do this for 10 minutes and make sure everything's mixed well. (If you have kitchen aid, use it.) 3-Take a walnut sized piece from it, make a ball and place it on y