Turkey to restore biggest mosque in Somalia

Turkish teams will renovate the Central Mosque, which was damaged due to civil war, in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Turkey to restore biggest mosque in Somalia

Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation (TDV) will restore the biggest mosque in Somalia.

Turkish teams will renovate the Central Mosque, which was damaged due to civil war, in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

"There are 200 mosques that needed restoration in Somalia," TDV's international relations director Mustafa Tutkun told AA correspondent on Sunday.

Tutkun said Somali executives asked Turkey to restore mosques, donate Korans and religious books, rehabilitate theological institutions, and educate Somali students.

"We will restore the Central Mosque in line with its original shape," Tutkun said.

Tutkun said the foundation was planning to take 100 students to Turkey for education.

"The students will first go to Koran courses and also learn the language, and then they will be sent to imam hatip schools (giving theological education)," he said.

Tutkun also said the number of Somali students to be taken to Turkey would be raised to 250 by the end of this year.

AA

 

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