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THE COOPERATION PROTOCOL ON RECONSTRUCTION WORK OF FERHAT PASHA CLOCK TOWER IN BANJA LUKA WAS SIGNED

11/5/2020

After the Arnauidija (Defterdar) Mosque which reached the final stage in the reconstruction works carried out by our Directorate General in the city of Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina the Ferhat Pasha Clock Tower will also be reconstructed in accordance with its original.

The cooperation protocol on the reconstruction of the clock tower which carries the speciality of being the first clock tower of Bosnia and Herzegovina and was destroyed as a result of earthquakes and war, signed between our Directorate General, the Waqf Directorate of the Islamic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Banja Luka Municipality and the Banja Luka Mufti  with an online ceremony  honored by  our Ambassador to Sarajevo, H.E. Haldun Koç on the 3rd of  November 2020.

With the reconstruction of the building which was understood from its endowment deed was built in 1587 by Ferhat Pasha, the last governer and first grand seigneur of Bosnia, a significant contribution will be made to the transfer of our common heritage to the future generations and the completion of the historical texture of the city of Banja Luka which is the symbol of coexistence.

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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