Turkey plans to establish an Islamic university with a broader Muslim curriculum


Mamadou Bassoum, a Senegalese student who studies at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif, said the country’s openness is what lured him. Religion News Service photo by Michael Kaplan

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ISTANBUL (RNS) Political unrest continues to sweep Egypt and Syria, once hubs for Islamic learning, and more students are turned off by Saudi Arabia’s more literalist interpretation of Islam. This gives Turkey an opening.