World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey's Department of Religious Affairs head Mehmet Gormez has said that Turkey is planning to found a new Islamic university in Istanbul.
Speaking at a press conference in the Managing Office for Pligrams in Mecca, where he is leading a group of Turkish pilgrims on the Hajj, Gormez said, “We want to found an international Islamic university in Istanbul and this is an important project for humanity.”
“The scholars graduated from universities like this will be a part of solution rather than the source of problem,” he added.
Gormez said, “The Department of Religious Affairs established faculties, based on bilateral aggreements, in some countries around the world. We're planning to give education in English, Arabic and Persian languages.”
He also said that Turkey is planning to establish the university as a supprtive choice not an alternative to Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.Last Mod: 01 Ekim 2014, 16:39