The Turkish Religious Endowment: Construction of 4,057 mosques

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The Turkish Religious Endowment announced the construction of 4,057 mosques inside and outside Turkey since 1967.

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He added in a statement on Wednesday that the endowment has built 3,952 mosques inside Turkey, in addition to 105 other mosques outside it.

The statement indicated that the restoration and repair work of nearly 650 mosques that were damaged as a result of terrorist acts is continuing.

The statement quoted Izani Turan, director general of the Turkish Religious Endowment, as saying that among the mosques they opened for worship was the “Koca Tepe” mosque in Ankara.

Turan added that the construction work of the aforementioned mosque began in 1967 and stopped for several reasons until the Turkish Religious Endowment was able to complete its construction and inaugurate it for worship in 1987.

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He stated that they have also built 121 mosques within Turkish universities, while the construction of 9 mosques is continuing in 7 Turkish states.