Turkish president Erdogan will officially open the central DITIB mosque in Cologne as part of his upcoming state visit.
This was announced by the Islamic Association. Previously, there had been speculation in various media. Important data and detailed planning for the festivities on September 29 are still in full swing, DITIB said. The North German Prime Minister Laschet should be at the appointment, he said. A speaker of the CDU politician did not want to confirm this information. – DITIB is under criticism because of its ties with the Turkish government. Among other things, there was the accusation that employees spied upon Erdogan opponents. The association denies too close to Ankara.