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OHRİ ALİ PAŞA MOSQUE RESTORATION COMPLETED AND OPENED TO WORSHIP

12/4/2019

Under the Protocol signed on April.1,2015 between The Repuplic of Turkey Directorate General of Foundations and North Macedonia Islamic Cominity Presidency, the restoration of the Ohrid Ali Pasha Mosque with the 32.5 m high minaret ruined for 107 years, which was lasted about 2.5 years was completed and opened to worship on November 28,2018. The opening ceremony was honored by Our Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Mr. Ahmet Misbah DEMİRCAN, our Director General Mr. Dr. Adnan ERTEM, The Republic of Turkey-Vice President of Religious Affairs Mr. Burhan İŞLEYEN and our Ambassador of Skopje Mrs. Tülin Erkal KARA. Also, President of the Islamic Community of North Macedonia Mr. Süleyman RECEPI and Ohrid Mufti Mr. Samet HAYDAR as well as many bureaucrats and citizens from North Macedonia  attended the ceremony.

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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