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Turkish muftis instructed to promote choosing ‘religion’ as elective course in schools

Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate has instructed muftis to promote during Friday sermons the selection of religion-related classes as elective courses in middle and high...

Turkey’s justice minister: Giving muftis authority to perform marriages is a secular move

Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Sunday that a recent government move to give authority to muftis – Muslim legal experts who are...

TBB chair says civil marriage by muftis threatens secular order

Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) Chairman Metin Feyzioğlu has issued a written statement criticizing a parliament proposal that allows muftis to perform civil...

Government proposes allowing muftis to conduct civil marriage ceremonies

A proposal to allow muftis, supervisors of imams in local mosques, to perform civil marriage ceremonies has been presented to the Turkish Parliament, the...

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