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DENMARK SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND BELIEF MICHAEL SUHR PAID A VISIT TO THE GENERAL DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATIONS BURHAN ERSOY

2/5/2020

Kingdom of Denmark special representative for freedom of relegion and belief Michael SUHR who had been in Turkey to obtain information about the status of religious minorities in our country paid a visit to The General Director of Foundations Burhan ERSOY on 30 January 2020. SUHR, who exchanged views on developments regarding the rights of Community Foundations in Turkey since 2003, especially expressed his satisfaction on the solution of the Non-Muslim Community Foundations Properties by the help of the legal regulations issued with in the scope of European Union harmonization process. The General Director of Foundations Ersoy declared with the awareness of being a country that respects freedoms all Institutions of Turkey always negotiate with representatives of minorities and The General Directorate of Foundations has always made an effort for finding solutions to problems of the Non-Muslim Community Foundations and stated in our country everyone regardless of his/her religion and creed has the right to establish foundation and there is no restriction on this matter.  

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"As for the issues related to the foundations, it is known that foundations constitute an important asset of our country. I hope that all members of Council of Ministers together with the Ministry Of Religious Affairs and even the Supreme Assembly examine this issue with great care and that this great institution is protected from devastation and made useful for our country in order to ensure that our country can benefit from this asset as necessary."

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

1 March 1922, TBMM

" Being a founder, establishing a foundation is a matter of civilization. All our worry and our remedy are on these matters. "

Burhan ERSOY

General Director of Foundations

"Waqfs are the emergence of the divine order “you should compete for favor and taqwa”

Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

TR PRESIDENT

"The understanding of the foundation in our civilization is the formation of the spiritual consciousness that it brings to us."

MEHMET NURİ ERSOY
Minister Of Culture and Tourism