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Djibouti’s biggest mosque to be opened this month

Djibouti is expected to inaugurate the largest Turkish mosque in the tiny country later this month.

The foundation of the mosque, which bears distinctive features of Ottoman architecture was laid four years go.

The mosque in the country’s capital Djibouti City is built on land reclaimed from the sea in the Salines Ouest district, where the presidential palace is also located.

According to Daily Sabah, the mosque which covers more than 13,000 square meters will be opened this month in a ceremony.

Senior Djibouti officials and Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop are expected to attend the opening ceremony.

It will be the largest landmark in the capital and its immediate region.

The mosque is named after the prominent Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II.

The idea for a mosque was conceived during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the country in 2015.

The mosque in the country’s capital Djibouti City is built on land reclaimed from the sea in the Salines Ouest district, where the presidential palace is also located.

It covers more than 13,000 square meters and will be the largest landmark in the capital and its immediate region.

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