An imam has lost his life after being forced to touch several bodies of COVID-19 victims without his hazmat suit on in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, Yeni Yaşam daily reported on Aug. 31. The imam's wife said that she thinks the mufti's office forced her husband to work with COVID-19 victims because he had entered a conflict with the office before.
Turkey’s top religious authority’s district office ‘seizes employees’ premiums to purchase official vehicle’
A district office of Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) confiscated employees' premiums of over thousand liras to raise funds for an official vehicle. The district mufti's office notified employees of their claim over premiums via text message.
Enrollment in religious-training Imam Hatip schools has been more than the enrollment in the high school Imam Hatip schools. Enrollment in the imam-training high schools fell in the academic year 2018-2019.