Bosnia to pray for Turkish PM on Friday

Prayers of support to Turkish PM Erdogan and his government will be held on Friday in the main mosque in Sarajevo and 34 locations in the country.

Bosnia to pray for Turkish PM on Friday

World Bulletin / News Desk

On the initiative of students of the International University in Sarajevo (IUS) regarding the recent developments in Turkey, after the Friday prayer, Muslims in Sarajevo's Gazi Husrev Bey mosque will hold a collective prayer for Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government.

The students' initiative was supported by the Union of Turkish Students, students of the Gazi Husrev Bey school in Sarajevo, the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and numerous other individuals.

Musa Kose, one of the organizers, told the Anadolu Agency that attempts to weaken Turkey were started by a protest in Gezi Park in May 2013. This is why Turkish students in cooperation with their Bosnian colleagues decided to support Prime Minister Erdogan, said Kose, noting Erdogan's statement "Prayers from Bosnia and Herzegovina are sufficient for us."

After the Friday noon prayer, students and citizens will gather in the mosque to pray for the Turkish government. If the Islamic Society in Bosnia allows, similar activities will be held in other mosques in the country, said Kose.

Halil Brzina, a cleric from the Naqshbandi Islamic monastery in Sarajevo, joined this initiative and organized collective prayers of support for the Turkish PM in 34 Islamic monastries in the country.

Last Mod: 03 Ocak 2014, 10:23
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