According to the data of the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance, the April spending of the Presidency was 120.9 million TRY. The Presidency's initial budget allowance was 3.1 billion TRY. Later, it was raised to 3.5 billion TRY by transfers. The total expenditure of the Presidency for the first four months of this year is 875.1 million TRY.
The Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) spent 911.4 million TRY in April. Diyanet, which uses 3.8 billion TRY in four months from a total budget of 11.5 billion TRY, has surpassed the total amount of the four-month expenditure of seven ministries, Ministry of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Natural Resources, Culture and Tourism, Industry and Technology, Environment and Urbanism, and Trade.
According to the daily Cumhuriyet, Turkey allocates the highest share of its budget to the Ministry of Treasury and Finance every year. The highest expense in four months was made by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance. The Ministry's spending in April has increased to 47.3 billion TRY. The total expenditure of the four-month period of the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, which received the highest share from the budget with 468.8 billion TRY, was 165 billion TRY. This ministry has the right to transfer from the Ministry's budget to other institutions if needed.
The total expenditure of the Ministry of National Education for four months was 42.6 billion TRY. Ministry of Health spent 19 billion TRY in four months from a total of 60.3 billion lira allowance from the budget. The Ministry of Justice has spent 7.6 billion TRY in 4 months and the Ministry of National Defense 16.7 billion TRY.
The budget allocated to the Diyanet has increased massively under the ruling AKP, as the Ministry continues to give fatwas on government demand, interferes in political issues, and backs the Sunni Islamism of the ruling political power in Turkey, as it promotes religious practices in all sphere of life.