Strong reaction from the Directorate of Religious Affairs to the ‘Turkiye Newspaper’
The President of the Directorate of Religious Affairs reacted strongly to the ‘Turkiye Newspaper’ published with the headline “Holy Birth is a FETO project”, “Why Religious Affairs is backing”.
In the written statement made by the Directorate of Religious Affairs Press Office, responding to the current headline of the Turkiye Newspaper, “There is link and affiliation of Holy Birth with FETO, a dark terrorist and religious abuse movement, which Holy Birth is criticized in the 28 February process and is subject to the April 27 announcement.”
“In the headline of Turkiye Newspaper, the Holy Birth Week linked as a FETO project and yet it is defended by our Presidency does not reflect the reality at all,” said in the statements given in the expressions, "news" was regarded as strangeness.
“Our Presidency will not tolerate the abuse of the Week of Holy Birth, which is transformed into a festival of knowledge, enlightenment and lore every year,” said in the statement and added, “We publicly declare that we will apply all legal rights otherwise required the news to be corrected.”
“It is an open weirdness to act with arbitrary views, to include superficial and siding information”
“This is an ugly lie and slander against all the Presidents of Religious Affairs who have been working for 30 years and the staff of our organization, which also it offended the hearts that filled the halls with the love of the Prophet Muhammad in domestic and abroad during the Holy Birth Weekend.”
“Holy Birth has not linked with the dark terror and religion abuse movement, FETO”
The following expressions were used in the continuation of the explanation that Holy Birth emphasized that it is an advanced week with the motive "to commemorate and understand the Prophet Muhammad.”
“Holy Birth Week has emerged with the initiative of the Presidency of Religious Affairs and with the authority given by the laws and it has been living life to our contemplative world for 28 years. It has developed in the recent history of our nationality in accordance with the principle of “from commemoration to understanding the Prophet Muhammad”. While the Holy Birth was a subject in February 28 process, criticized on April 27, and cannot be linked with a dark terror and religion abuse organization GETO.”
“It is an abdication of reason to suggest people to abandon from remembrance and recognize of Prophet Muhammad”
In the statement that emphasizes the greatest love that brings together every member of the nation is the love of the Prophet, “It should not be forgotten that the greatest love that makes our nation as a nation and brings together all the members of this holy nation is the love of the Prophet. It is totally abdication of reason to ask this nation stop commemorate and understand the Prophet which this nation is in love with Muhammad.”
"Our Presidency will not tolerate the abuse of the Week of Holy Birth, which is transformed into a festival of knowledge, enlightenment and lore every year, to be criticized and discredited irresponsibly.”
At the end of the announcement, the following statements were used:
“We will respectfully inform the public that we will be required to correct of the news or otherwise we will apply all our legal rights.” (Fırat Arslan - ILKHA)