The 2022 budget proposal submitted to the Turkish parliament foresees a 117 percent increase in the total funds allocated for Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) from the year before, the daily BirGün reported on Oct. 18.
According to the 2023 Central Government Budget Bill, next year's budget expenditures were targeted as 4.5 trillion liras and budget revenues as 3.8 trillion liras.
According to the proposal, Diyanet will have more budget than the executive ministries.
A budget of 35.9 billion liras was allocated to the Diyanet for 2023, which started 2022 with a budget of 16.1 billion liras. This proposed budget corresponds to an average of 98 million liras per day.
2.2 trillion liras was allocated for the Ministry of Treasury and Finance.