Don’t do it, Cuba.
Turkey has applied to Cuban officials to build a mosque in the Caribbean country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
“We have applied [to the Cuban officials] to build a mosque similar to the one in Ortaköy; we are waiting,” Erdoğan said Feb. 9, while responding to journalists on board while en route to his South American tour.
Saudi Arabian officials have also placed a similar application, Erdoğan said. “We will build it if we get the permission. There are around 4,000 Muslims in Cuba,” he said.
Erdoğan is scheduled to visit Cuba on Feb. 10 and 11 after his visit to Colombia ends.