‘Diyanet’ for Monetizing Faith and Politically Enjoining the Poor

Diyanet, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs under the auspices of the Office of the President, is currently one of the most indispensable and lucrative institutions under the disposal of the Erdogan government. Although it is not a ministry, Diyanet’s budget surpasses many government ministries including the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture and Tourism…