Because nothing better depicts post-Ataturk Turkey, than mosques at institutions of higher learning.
Which means lots and lots of hijabs.
80 Turkish universities to have mosques, top religious body head says
This file photo shows a mosque built in the campus of Bitlis Eren University, in the eastern province of Bitlis. DHA Photo
Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced.
“Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80 universities in Turkey. We have opened 15 mosques [inside Turkish university campuses] so far. We will open 50 more by the end of 2015,” said Görmez, according to the semi-official Anadolu Agency.
“There are around 20 million young people in Turkey. We want to reach this young population. We attach importance to mosques inside the university campuses, where religious clerics will communicate with young people. We want the youth to have spiritual development and have access to mosques,” he added.
The Diyanet head also said they intended to “institutionalize” university mosques, making them “more than worshiping houses.”
“These mosques should not be places that opens before prayers and closes after prayers. We want them to be institutionalized,” Görmez said.
In April this year the Diyanet made headlines by opening a mosque in the campus of the Erzurum Atatürk University, in the eastern province of Erzurum. Görmez spoke at the opening ceremony of the mosque, saying the Diyanet was pioneering the construction of many more mosques in Turkish university campuses.
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