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Turkey’s Diyanet is spending more than $70 mln to build mosques abroad

The Turkey Diyanet Foundation (TDV), an organization linked to the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), will have spent more than $70 million for the construction...

Former colonel reveals photo of tortured soldiers in mosque during July 15 attempted coup

A former colonel has tweeted a photo of soldiers in a mosque with apparent signs of maltreatment and torture taken shortly after a coup...

Rostrum and chairs put inside İstanbul mosque for politicians sparks criticism

Adverse reactions have been growing since a rostrum and several chairs were placed inside the Fatih Mosque in İstanbul so that a senior ruling...

[Opinion] Erdoğan’s counter-revolution leaves no space for Christians

Türkmen Terzi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, embarked on one of the most ambitious and noteworthy revolutions of the last century...

Erdoğan inaugurates mosque in central İstanbul on anniversary of protests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurated the first mosque in İstanbul's popular Taksim Square on Friday, eight years to the day after protests began...

Police raid mosque to disperse members of anti-gov’t religious group in SE Turkey

Turkish police on Monday raided a mosque in the southeastern province of Gaziantep and detained eight followers of an anti-government religious group who wanted...

[Opinion] Turkey: from common heritage to security and mosque diplomacy in Central Asia

Türkmen Terzi Following the dissolution of the communist Soviet Union, the leaders of Central Asia’s newly established states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan...

Row erupts in France over state funding for Milli Görüş mosque

A row has erupted in France over plans to build a mosque in Strasbourg, with the interior ministry on Wednesday accusing the municipal authorities...

UNESCO seeks permission to examine alterations to Hagia Sophia and Chora Church: report

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has asked for permission from Turkey to examine possible alterations to Hagia Sophia and the...

Russian officials, Orthodox church warn Turkey over Hagia Sophia move: report

Russian officials and the Orthodox church on Monday urged caution over calls in Turkey to alter the status of the Hagia Sophia, the historic...

Turkish court to announce verdict on status of Hagia Sophia in 15 days: report

A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia museum in İstanbul back into a mosque and will announce...

Pompeo urges Turkish gov’t to let Hagia Sophia remain a museum: report

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged Turkey to let İstanbul’s former Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia remain a museum, a day...

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