Albania: Turkey to build largest mosque in the Balkans, financing of €30 million to be supplied by Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs

The Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs will finance the building of the Balkan’s largest mosque in the Albanian capital Tirana, authorities said.

Mazhar Bilgin, deputy chairman of the trustee committee of Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the complex will be 10,000 meters square.

The mosque will be built near the Albanian parliament’s building in Tirana.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Albanian President Bujar Nishani, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Gormez and Albanian Muslim community leader Skender Brucaj will inaugurate the construction work of the mosque Wednesday.

Bilgin told Anadolu Agency that the mosque will be able to accommodate 4,500 people…