Mosque named after Turkish martyr opens in Kabul

Turkish prime minister inaugurates a mosque in Afghan capital during a day-long visit to the country 

Mosque named after Turkish martyr opens in Kabul

World Bulletin / News Desk

A mosque named after the first martyr of the July 15 defeated coup in Turkey has been inaugurated by the Turkish premier in capital Kabul.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday inaugurated the mosque built by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA); it has been named after martyred senior Master Sgt. Bulent Aydin.

“We’re so glad that Afghan-Turk friendship is not limited to security, but it also increasingly continues in the fields of education, defense, trade, substructure and other fields of life,” Yildirim said during his speech at the event.

The mosque would serve Muslim soldiers at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, which until recently hosted only a church at the command post where 4,500 soldiers from 28 different NATO countries remain stationed.

The mosque, which has the capacity for 500 people, reflects Turkish architecture.

Yildirim was in Kabul on Sunday for a day-long visit.

After visiting the command post at Hamid Karzai International Airport, he returned to Turkey.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Nisan 2018, 10:29