Presidency of Religious Affairs: All services related to the beliefs, worship and ethics of Islam as well as the activities of informing and enlightening the public regarding religious matters in Turkey are conducted by the Presidency of Religious Affairs (PRA), a public institution organized under a central administration.
The Presidency was established as an agency attached to the Prime Minister’s Office on March 3rd, 1924.
This agency, employing a total of 83,984 personnel at home and abroad, seeks to help without discrimination all Muslim citizens fulfill their religious obligations, through its central and provincial offices as well as its bureaus abroad.
Taking social conditions and demands into consideration, the PRA organizes national and international meetings in order to develop its existing services and enlighten society with sound religious knowledge in accordance with the fundamental sources of Islam and the basic requirements of modern science and reason.
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