Erdogan: "The religious affairs directorate can promote our democratic initiative"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday attended a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Religious Affairs Directorate and the 2010 Year of the Koran. Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan touched on the government's democratic expansion initiative and asked all Turkish institutions, non-governmental organizations, intellectuals and the directorate to take an active role in the process. He added that the directorate could do a good job explaining the initiative. He also said that efforts are underway to produce Korans in different languages and dialects.