Converting communists? Cuban capital gets an Istanbul mosque
Turkey's Directorate General for Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has sent a
delegation to Cuba for a project involving the construction of an
Istanbul mosque, adapted for Havana's historic center.
Mustafa Tutkun, who is chairing the Diyanet delegation, said the mosque
in the Cuban capital would resemble the historic Ortaköy Mosque in
Istanbul. The Ortaköy Mosque bears aesthetic features that Tutkun hopes
will suit the local Cuban architectural style.
The Diyanet Foundation is funding the construction of the mosque, which
will serve the 3,500 Muslims who live in Cuba.
The project is part of a wider campaign in the Caribbean, with the
Diyanet also planning to fund the construction of a mosque in Haiti.
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