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Head of Turkmenistan Opens Mosque in Balkan Velayat

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov visited the Balkan region, where he attended the opening ceremony of the region's main mosque.

The snow-white temple complex occupies an area of 14 hectares in the heart of the region. Balkanabate. Above the two-story building of the new mosque rise 4 minarets of 63 m eachand the prayer hall can be occupied at the same time by 3 thousand people. There is a separate room for 1,500 people to hold sadaqah, and there is also a hotel for visiting guests. More than 3,000 trees and 10,000 shrubs are planted to decorate the mosque grounds.

The head of Turkmenistan, after blessing the start of the new mosque, said a prayer and handed over Islamic relics from Mecca. At the end of the meeting, the leader of the Turkmen nation organized a festive meal for the clergy and guests in the refectory.

Source: turkmenistan.gov.tm

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