Turkey Spent Half-Billion Dollars to Build more than 100 Mosques All Over the World

Turkey has taken lead in serving Islamic community spread all over the world by providing them with all means to get connected to one Muslim Ummah. 

Muslims from Latin America to Central Asia are getting the benefits from religious services offered by Turkey. 

Recently, a report revealed that Turkey has spent half-billion dollars to erect more than one hundred mosque all over the world.  

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has built 103 mosques abroad in more than a dozen countries at a cost of nearly half a billion dollars using its own construction firm as per a BBC report. 

The Diyanet Foundation has been given charge to build mosques all over the world and it has successfully completed projects in multiple countries such as Albania, Russia, Germany, England, the United States, the Philippines and beyond.  

The construction firm KOMAŞ largely owned by Diyanet Foundation, oversees construction.  

The attitude of Turkish government towards serving Islamic community has been developed after the election of Erdogan government in power. 

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has inaugurated a $35 million DTV-built mosque in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, said to be the largest in Central Asia, with a capacity of 20,000. 

 “The mosque and its complex will be instrumental in the renewal of religion, language, history, culture and conversation that existed between Anatolia and Central Asia,” he said. 

TDV operates in 145 countries and also performs mosque reparation and oversees projects in education and humanitarian aid, according to BBC Turkish.  

This year the Diyanet’s budget is 10.4 billion liras, an increase of nearly 45 percent from last year. 

President Erdogan’s commitment for Muslims and Islam can be seen in his actions and works.  

The most expensive mosque built by Turkey was in Russia, with a cost of $170 million. 

The Turkish government is actively spending money to support Muslims living in non-Muslim countries in faraway lands. Recently, the Turkish government has gifted 7000 copies of Qur’an to Argentinian Muslims. 

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