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11 lawyers face prison for criticizing top imam over LGBT statement

The head of the Ankara Bar Association and 10 members of the association’s executive board face up to two years in prison due to...

Erdoğan inaugurates $291 mln high rise in NYC amid criticism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday inaugurated the “Türkevi” (Turkish House) in New York City, a 36-story high rise that cost Turkey $291.2...

Erdoğan again appoints controversial imam as head of Diyanet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has for a second time appointed Professor Ali Erbaş as head of the Religious Affairs Directorate at a time...

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate to employ 30 media personnel for its TV station

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, also known as the Diyanet, is looking for 30 media professionals for its Diyanet TV, a move likely to bring...

Turkey’s top imam under fire for controversial remarks amounting to ‘political speech’

President of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) Ali Erbaş has been widely criticized for recent statements regarding Turks’ approach to Islam and the way...

Turkey’s top religious authority defends giving Hagia Sophia sermons while holding sword

Ali Erbaş, the head of the Diyanet, Turkey’s top religious authority, has defended delivering Friday sermons at the Hagia Sophia mosque while holding a...

Turkey’s top cleric attacked for remarks in Hagia Sophia sermon: report

Turkey's top cleric has been attacked for comments deemed offensive to the modern republic's founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, during a sermon at İstanbul's iconic...

Turkey to resume communal prayers in mosques after coronavirus closure

Turkey on Thursday announced that communal prayers in mosques would resume on May 29 as the country begins easing measures against the novel coronavirus,...

Turkey’s mosques to open June 12: report

The head of Turkey’s top religious body, the Diyanet, announced on Friday that mosques would be open for communal prayers starting from June 12 after a...

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