Turkish Agency Restoring 5 Ottoman-Era Mosques in Albania

The last remaining mosque from the Ottoman Empire in Tirana, Ethem Bey’s Mosque in the capital Tirana, will be restored by Turkey’s aid agency, TIKA.

Belgrade, Serbia, MINA – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) begins restoration of five Ottoman-era sites in Albania.

The agency continues to deliver various technical assistance and projects to common historical and cultural assets with the aim of protecting and transferring them to future generations, Anadolu Agency reported, citing According to the statement issued by TIKA’s office in the Albanian capital Tirana.

The new projects included Ethem Bey Mosque, Ergiri Pazar Mosque, Berat Hunkar Mosque, Halveti Tekkesi and Berat Bekarlar Mosque, the statement said, adding the restoration is expected to be completed in two years.

The agency previously completed the restorations of Preza Castle Mosque, Akcahisar Murad Bey Mosque, Elbasan Nazire Mosque, Imrahor Ilyas Bey Mosque and Berat Kursunlu Mosque.

TIKA has been operating in Albania since 1996 and it has carried out more than 300 technical assistance and business associations projects to support the development of the country. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)



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