89 mosques destroyed during the clashes
NEWS CENTER - Paying a visit to Diyarbakır, Head of Directorate of Religious Affairs, Mehmet Görmez said in his explanations to the reporters that due to clashes in the region in total 89 mosques damaged.
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez also visited Diyarbakır Governorship where he answered the questions of reporters. Indicated that 89 mosques were damaged during the clashes, Görmez said that 60 mosques have become operational and 9 mosques are going to be demolished to re-build.
Briefing the reporters over his visit to the region, Görmez said that; “Within the frame of the campaign ‘It is time to wrap the wounds’, which was commenced was Directorate of Religious Affairs, I tried to visit a mosque in the region every week. We performed Friday prayer with our brothers in Cizre, Silopi, Silvan and Diyarbakır. First of all I would like to say ‘get well soon’ to my brothers in Diyarbakır. I wish may our Lord forbid our homes and cities from these evil acts. We observe the Holy Birth week. Thanks God, under the theme of ‘Belief in Allah and unity of the Almighty’, lets come together to exalt humanity and re-animate the humanity both in our country and in our heart lands. I am here to reiterate our beloved Prophet’s mercy message that He said 14 centuries ago.
“Diyarbakır, indeed, is a city of bearing a big soul” said Görmez and added that; “Diyarbakır doesn’t deserve these sufferings experiencing now. People of Diyarbakır do not deserve this. This gorgeous city has hosted many civilizations, faith, and cultures; originated peace in its heart. May Allah protect this city.
Saying that many mosques were destroyed during the clashes, Görmez said; “We have terror-stricken sanctuaries. And number of these sanctuaries is 89. We have repaired 60 of them and opened for prayers. We have almost completed these reparations in Cizre, Silopi and Silvan.” At the end of his words Görmez said that 9 mosques are going to be re-constructed due to unrepairable damages. (ILKHA)