"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
"The founder's requirement is like the word of Allah and his prophet"
General Director of Foundations
"Waqfs are the emergence of the divine order “you should compete for favor and taqwa”
Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN
"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
|Presidency of the Repubic of Turkey|
|The Grand National Assembly of Turkey|
|Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism|
|Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|European Union Law|
|Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directorate for EU Affairs|
|Database for Ottoman Inscriptions|