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Turkey’s Diyanet denies Erdoğan’s claims about mosques torched by Gezi protestors

The Religious Affairs Directorate of Turkey (Diyanet) has denied claims made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said participants of the mass Gezi Park...

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 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,...

Erdoğan announces 4-day nationwide curfew during Eid al-Fitr

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that a four-day lockdown starting on May 23 would be imposed nationwide as part of efforts to prevent...

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...

Turkey suspends mass prayers in mosques due to coronavirus: report

Turkey has suspended mass prayers in mosques until the coronavirus no longer poses a danger, the head of Turkey’s religious directorate, Ali Erbaş, said...

Turkey’s Diyanet spends TL 3.2 million on decorating expenses

At a time when the Turkish economy is going through difficult times, Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has spent TL 3.2 million (around $600,000)...

Turkey’s Diyanet spends $1.6 million to repair mosques in northern Syria

Turkey’s top religious authority has spent over 10 million Turkish lira ($1.6 million) to repair mosques and religious buildings damaged in northern Syria, the...

Berlin uneasy with DİTİB’s endorsement of Afrin offensive

The German government has expressed concern about the Turkish government’s efforts to exert political influence in mosques linked to the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious...

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...

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