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Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate has become a tool for silencing dissent

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has become an instrument for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government to silence dissent and cover up wrongdoing. According to...

Erdoğan targets top religious body for being late in fight against Gülen movement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) for being late in struggle against faith-based Gülen movement which he blames its...

Former top religious body president Görmez to be rector of new university

Mehmet Görmez, who recently retired as director of Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), will serve as rector of the newly established Turkey International Islam,...

Director of Religious Affairs targets Gülen movement supporters in Bosnia

Mehmet Görmez, the director of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, has targeted Gülen movement followers in Bosnia, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday....

Turkey transfers 1,600-year-old Syriac churches, properties to Diyanet

Turkish authorities have transferred the ownership of churches, houses of worship and cemeteries that have belonged to the Syriac community for over 1,600 years...

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...

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