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Mayor Ko heading to Turkey to discuss mosque construction in Taipei

2018/01/04 17:27

Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲/CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The Turkish government is interested in making a donation for the construction of a mosque in Taipei City, according to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) who will visit the country in a few weeks to discuss the project.

Ko said during a press conference on Thursday that Turkey has expressed an interest in building a mosque potentially worth millions of U.S. dollars in Taipei City.

The mayor will travel to The Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Turkey from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6 to learn more about urban renewal, the circular economy, smart cities and shared transportation in major cities around the world.

Another focus of the trip will be discussions with Turkish officials on funding for the mosque project, Ko said.

(By Liang Pei-chi and Kuan-lin Liu)Enditem/AW