Responding to President Erdogan’s comments regarding a mosque to be built in Cuba, Cuban Ambassador Albertao Gonzales Casals stated that they had been thinking of building a mosque for some time and that the Muslims living in the country had a right to have a mosque.
During NTV’s live broadcast, Casals answered Can Ertuna’s questions saying that the 11 million population of Cuba had 5000 Muslims.
Stating that he did not want to enter a historic debate, the ambassador said that this issue had previously been raised.
Two years ago, “The Muslims in Cuba had submitted a request for a mosque. We are a secular country. We consider the demands of the different religions. Muslims have a right to a mosque. The Turkish government will help of the Ministry of Religious Affairs will also help with the construction. What is important is the requestion of the people living in Havana and we have been considering this for quite some time. This mosque will be built”…