Also, the establishment of a mosque is a prerequisite for Greece to launch inspections on an estimated 120 venues illegally operating as mosques in Athens. (Mullah)
Turkey: Work commences on ‘Erdogan the Magnificent’ mosque
(ANSAmed) – ANKARA, APRIL 3 – Polemics, accusations, and sarcasm have failed to put a damper on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to build an enormous mosque towering over the Bosphorus.
The mosque will be gigantic, covering a surface area of some 15,000 square meters on the Camlica hill on Istanbul’s Asian side, with another 250,000 square meters housing a park, museum, bar, restaurants, amusement park, and a terrace with a breathtaking view over the Bosphorus and Byzantine and Muslim Istanbul. Erdogan had announced the project a year ago, saying that the ”enormous” mosque would be ”visible from anywhere in the city” with ”the highest minarets in the world”. (More)