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Germany launches training center for imams, Turkish groups uneasy

Germany has launched a state-backed training center for imams to help reduce the number of Islamic leaders coming in from abroad, but the initiative...

Turkey to appoint 2 imams, 4 muezzins to Hagia Sophia

Two imams and four muezzins will be appointed to the ancient Hagia Sophia in İstanbul, which last week was converted back into a mosque...

‘We can not have Turkey’s laws on France’s ground,’ says Macron: report

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday announced measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling of children, the...

Sala prayers to be read in 90,000 mosques on anniversary of coup attempt

The first anniversary of a failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016 is to be marked with sala prayers read in 90,000...

Turkey’s spying imams also active in Norway: monitoring group

Infamous Turkish imams who were accused of profiling critics and opponents of Turkey’s president in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, which prompted investigations by...

German police raid apartments of 4 DİTİB imams suspected of spying

German police teams on Wednesday morning raided the apartments of four Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) imams in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate who...

[VIDEO] Group of imams joins ‘yes’ campaign for referendum to increase Erdoğan’s powers

A dozen imams who recorded a video in their official garb in İstanbul called on their fellow imams to vote "yes" in an April...

Turkish imams in Germany admit spying on Gülen movement

The German-based Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DİTİB) has said some of its preachers acted as informants on sympathizers of the Gülen movement, which...

Turkey asks imams abroad to profile Gülen-linked expatriates

A document dated Sept. 20, 2016 shows that Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) asked Turkish missions and religious representatives abroad to profile Gülen...

Turkey’s Religious Directorate says profiled expats via mosques in 38 countries

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered intelligence from imams in 38 countries on the activities of suspected followers of the Gülen movement,...

Top religious body expels seven imams over links to Gülen movement

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate, which took disciplinary action against some imams and muezzins in the western province of Denizli last February, has expelled seven...

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