Kurdish sermon at Ulu Mosque in Amed

For the first time ever prayer service at a mosque in Turkey was held in Kurdish.  The  Ulu mosque in Amed (Diyarbakir) held

Courtyard of Ulu Mosque

Courtyard of Ulu Mosque

the sermon in Kurdish after yesterday’s evening prayers.  Mosques in Turkey are run by the Directorate of Religious Affairs, a state body that regulates the role of Islam in the country.  The sermon will be broadcast today on TRT6, marking another first, in which state-run television is broadcasting a religious service in Kurdish.

For more information see:

Li Amedê Mewlûda bi Kurdî (Netewe)

Turkish Mosque Holds First Official Kurdish Sermon (Radio Free Europe)

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