Religious Affairs to receive larger budget share than 11 major ministries
Directorate-General for Religious Affairs Prof. Mehmet Görmez. AA PhotoTurkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate is set to receive a share of next year's budget that exceeds the allocations for 11 ministries, including major ones like the Interior and Foreign ministries, daily Hürriyet has reported.
With an increase of close to 1 billion Turkish Liras to its current budget of 3,89 billion liras, the Religious Affairs Ministry will receive a larger budget share than the Interior; Health; Science, Industry and Technology; Environment and Urban Planning; Culture and Tourism; Foreign; Energy and Natural Sources; Development; and European Union ministries.
The directorate will receive a total of 4.6 billion liras in the new budget, making it the 12th richest Turkish institution.