There are plans to build a mosque in the center of Kyiv, - Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine
The discussion of the design of the mosque, which is planned to be built in Kyiv, continues. The question of the place of its construction has been mostly resolved.
This was stated by the Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yagmur Ahmet Guldere, LB.ua reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
“Ukraine is home to a large number of Muslims, including, of course, Crimean Tatars. Especially after 2014, we see that many Crimean Tatars were forced to move, and a significant community lives in Kyiv. We were asked to cooperate and help Ukraine and its Muslim community to build a mosque in Kyiv. The land issue is largely resolved. The design discussion is now ongoing,” Guldere said.
He added that once this phase of design discussion has passed, it will be possible to launch formal approval procedures.
“Kyiv is a magnificent city with stunning landscapes, and I am convinced that this project will uniquely complement the beauty of Kyiv, its rich contours and appearance,” the Ambassador stressed.
According to him, the mosque is planned to be built in the center of Kyiv, and more details will appear in the coming months.
“For now, we should focus on the design. When this work is completed, formal approval procedures will begin – and then it will be known where it will be. But I can say that it is planned to be built in a place located in the center of Kyiv. I hope that more details will come in the next months,” the diplomat advised.
Last year, the Crimean Tatar community announced plans to build the largest mosque in Ukraine in Kyiv. It was noted that the construction project and budget have already been drafted so far.