It is publicized that Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies signed a protocol with an Islamic sect in Ankara to establish 31 houses for children. The foundation with which the Ministry has signed the protocol, Muradiye Cultural Foundation, is known to be the Ankara branch of the Naqshbandi sect. The new plan is to add 3 more houses to these centres.
According to Ozan Çepni from Cumhuriyet, the houses are planned to be apartments accommodating 5-6 children who are looked after 3 caregivers. While the ministry is responsible for protecting abused children, it hands this responsibility over religious sects who make children go to umra, fast-breaking activities and holy birth week celebrations.
The protocol dates back to 2013 and it is valid for ten years. It is decided that the protocol can be prolonged for ten more years unless otherwise consented upon.