Turkey to open International Islamic University
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The International Islamic University, as an alternative to the Egyptian Al-Azhar University will be opened in Turkey, said the Minister of Religious Affairs of Turkey Mehmet Germez, the Turkish Hurriyet newspaper wrote Oct.1.
He said that the ministry has already submitted an application for the opening of the International Islamic University to the Committee on Higher Education of Turkey.
It is planned that after obtaining permission of the Committee International Islamic University will be based on the 29 Mayıs Istanbul University, he said.
Egyptian Al-Azhar University is one of the oldest universities in the world and the most prestigious Muslim Theological Academy. It was founded in 988 A.D. and is the largest Islamic University in the Middle East.