Erdogan’s mosque-building spree helps drive Cyprus back together

Thanasis Gavos   Tue, 22 Nov 2016; 12:19

On the dusty outskirts of northern Nicosia, Europe’s last divided capital, a huge and controversial Turkish-funded mosque is nearing completion. The Hala Sultan mosque, the biggest in northern Cyprus, will accommodate 3,000 worshippers.

Similar new mosques elsewhere in the Turkish-held north of the island attract only a handful of Turkish Cypriots and the mosques are rarely filled.

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