43-year-old imam Ahmet Muhsin Tuzer had already courted controversy in the late 1990s when he wed a Christian woman from Romania. Pictured together on Sept. 25, 2013, Tuzer and his wife Mara, say they now practice Sufism, a Mystical branch of Islam, from the rural mosque in Pinarbasi, Turkey that doubles as their home.

(RNS1-June 12) 43-year-old imam Ahmet Muhsin Tuzer had already courted controversy in the late 1990s when he wed a Christian woman from Romania. Pictured together on Sept. 25, 2013, Tuzer and his wife Mara, say they now practice Sufism, a Mystical branch of Islam, from the rural mosque in Pinarbasi, Turkey that doubles as their home. For use with RNS-TURKEY-IMAM transmitted on June 12, 2014, RNS photo by Jacob Resneck

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